mary j. blige

The 30 Best ’90s R&B Songs

The ‘90s may be the last decade when R&B, not hip-hop, was the dominant force in black music. Innovation abounded, with New Jack Swing giving…

Video: Mary J. Blige – “Strength of a Woman”

Mary J. Blige has released a video for the title track of her latest album Strength of a Woman. The aesthetic is just as decadent as the…
Brian Josephs / June 12, 2017

New Book: Saddam Hussein Loved Mary J. Blige

In his new book The Prisoner in His Palace: Saddam Hussein, His American Guards, and What History Leaves Unsaid, Will Bardenwerper shares all sorts of…
Taylor Berman / June 2, 2017

Video: Mary J. Blige – “Love Yourself” ft. A$AP Rocky

Almost a month after dropping her latest album Strength of a Woman, Mary J. Blige has released the video for the project's standout "Love Yourself." The clip,…
Brian Josephs / May 26, 2017

Mary J. Blige Thrives With Kaytranada and BADBADNOTGOOD on “Telling the Truth”

There are many gravity-shifting R&B artists who refuse to suture their emotional wounds. What makes Mary J. Blige one of the genre's most compelling voices is…
Brian Josephs / April 28, 2017

Stream Mary J. Blige’s Strength of a Woman, Featuring Kanye West, Quavo, Kaytranada, and More

Mary J. Blige, ever a constant in the impermanent world of music, has come through with her latest album, Strength of a Woman. The R&B icon had previously released two…
Ian Servantes / April 28, 2017

Diana Ross to Open, Chance the Rapper to Close as 2017 Essence Festival Reveals Nightly Lineup

Making their first Essence Festival appearances, Diana Ross and Chance the Rapper will open and close the annual concert series, respectively, at the Superdome in New Orleans (June 30-July…
Gail Mitchell, Billboard / April 6, 2017

New Music: Mary J. Blige – “Love Yourself” ft. Kanye West

Hours after revealing the track list for the upcoming Strength of a Woman, Mary J. Blige dropped her latest cut, "Love Yourself." The song features hip-hop's…
Brian Josephs / March 31, 2017

The Track List For Mary J. Blige’s New Album Looks Really Good

Mary J. Blige is coming out with her new album Strength of a Woman on April 28. Unlike her previous album The London Sessions, which featured collaborations with British…
Brian Josephs / March 30, 2017

Video: Mary J. Blige – “Thick of It”

Mary J. Blige—hip-hop's favorite auntie who's really been through it, but is still strong—has released the video for her most recent single, "Thick of It." The new…
Brian Josephs / November 7, 2016

New Music: Mary J. Blige — “Thick of It”

After interviewing (and singing for) Hillary Clinton last week on The 411, Blige has leapt back from politics to music with the new song "Thick of…
Brian Josephs / October 7, 2016

Mary J. Blige Sings Bruce Springsteen to Hillary Clinton, Discusses Police Shootings and Gun Reform on The 411

Mary J. Blige's new show, The 411, debuts today with an emotional episode featuring presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The half-hour chat begins as a softball interview ("Do you think it's hard…
Anna Gaca / September 30, 2016

Mary J. Blige Serenades Hillary Clinton in Apple Music Interview

Up next from Apple Music's content machine is an interview between singer Mary J. Blige and Hillary Clinton. The show—which is called The 411, referring to Blige's debut…
Brian Josephs / September 27, 2016

Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Jason Derulo, and More Join ‘Hands’ to Pay Tribute to Orlando Victims

In order to pay tribute to the 49 people killed in the shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub, an all-star lineup of singers and songwriters have teamed…
Brian Josephs / July 6, 2016

Mary J. Blige and RØMANS Get to ‘Overthinking’ on Their New Single

RØMANS is best known for his behind-the-scenes songwriting work with acts such as Disclosure, Gorgon City, Kwabs, and more. Mary J. Blige is best known…
Brennan Carley / April 18, 2016
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