Mary J. Blige



Place of birth:

Yonkers, New York, USA:


From Wikipedia, Free Online Encyclopedia: Mary Jane Blige (/blaɪʒ/; born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist. She started her career as a backing singer on Uptown Records in 1989. She has released 13 studio albums, eight of which have achieved multi-platinum worldwide sales. Blige has sold over 80 million records, has won nine Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards and has also received three Golden Globe Award nominations, including one for her supporting role in the film Mudbound (2017) and another for its second original song "Mighty River" for Mudbound; she also received a nomination for the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song, becoming the first person nominated for acting and songwriting in the same year. In 1992, Blige released her first album, What's the 411?. Her 1994 album My Life is among Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time,[4] and Time magazine's All-Time 100 Albums. She received a Legends Award at the World Music Awards in 2006, and the Voice of Music Award from ASCAP in 2007. As of 2018, Blige has sold 80 million records worldwide. Billboard ranked Blige as the most successful female R&B/Hip-Hop artist of the past 25 years. In 2017, Billboard magazine named her 2006 song "Be Without You" as the most successful R&B/Hip-Hop song of all time, as it spent an unparalleled 15 weeks atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and over 75 weeks on the chart. In 2011, VH1 ranked Blige as the 80th greatest artist of all time. ln 2012, VH1 ranked Blige at number 9 in "The 100 Greatest Women in Music" list.

Film Credits

Respect (2021)
as Dinah Washington
The Violent Heart (2020)
Body Cam (2020)
as Renee Lomito-Smith
Pink Skies Ahead (2020)
as Doctor Monroe
Trolls World Tour (2020)
as Queen Essence (voice)
Quincy (2018)
as Self
Sherlock Gnomes (2018)
as Irene (voice)
GRAMMYS' Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special (2017)
as Herself
Mudbound (2017)
as Florence Jackson
George Michael: Freedom (2017)
as Herself
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live (2015)
as Herself
The Wiz Live! (2015)
as Evillene
The Making of the Wiz Live! (2015)
as Herself
Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade (2013)
Michael Bublé’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special (2013)
as Herself
Black Nativity (2013)
as Platinum Fro
Betty and Coretta (2013)
as Dr. Betty Shabazz
Rock of Ages (2012)
as Justice
Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest (2011)
as Herself
Hope for Haiti (2010)
as Herself
I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009)
as Tanya
We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial (2009)
as Self
Jay-Z: Reasonable Doubt (2007)
as Herself
George Michael - Twenty Five (2006)
as Herself
Fade to Black (2004)
as Herself
Genius. A Night for Ray Charles (2004)
as Herself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop (2004)
as Herself
Michael Jackson: Number Ones (2003)
as Self
DMX: Angel (2001)
as Guardian Angel
Prison Song (2001)
as Mom
All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! (2001)
as Herself
Elton John: One Night Only (Greatest Hits) (2000)
Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua (1999)
as Herself - Guest star
VH1: Divas Live '99 (1999)
as Herself