Mary performs "Not Loving You" live.
If for some reason you were doubting that Mary J. Blige is the queen of R&B, may we direct your attention to this "1 Take 1 Mic" performance of "Not Loving You." Off Mary's critically-acclaimed new London Sessions project, the record sounded great on wax, but this live performance may just put it to shame. Singing her heart out over a piano-driven instrumental, Mary hits musical notes that most R&B artists wouldn't even attempt without autotune. Best of all: it's accented by live instruments, a dying form in contemporary music.
If you're as impressed by this as you should be, check out The London Sessions in stores now.