Mary J. Blige: Music As Therapy

Mary J. Blige: Music As Therapy

“I’m Searching For a Real Love”—Mary J. Blige’s Signature Song—Real Love.

R&B Diva Mary J. Blige is an Inspiration to All Woman through her Heartfelt Songs, Words of Wisdom, Stylish Fashion & Hairstyles. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is a 10-time Billboard Music Award Winner and is one of the defining Voices of our Music History.

Mary J. Blige is a Grammy Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Producer, and Oscar-Nominated Actress.

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Mary J. Blige released her 14th studio album Good Morning Gorgeous on February 11, 2022 via 300 Entertainment and her own Mary Jane Productions label. The new album reached #14 on the Billboard 200.

Mary J. Blige’s My Life Documentary

Mary J. Blige’s My Life—Documentary (2021) available on Amazon Prime Video. Mary J. Blige set the music world on with her trailblazing 1994 Album, My Life. In this documentary, the singer, rapper, and actress reveal the demons and blessings that inspired the record and propelled her to international stardom. She celebrated the 25th Anniversary of her most influential work by performing the album live for the first time.

Mary J. Blige on the New York Magazine Cover

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Mary J. Blige’s Billboard Music Awards

Mary J. Blige Honored with the 2022 Billboard Icon Award

Mary J. Blige is an indispensable voice in the history of R&B and Hip-Hop, and a 10-time Billboard Music Award Winner.

“I’m in a dream right now,” the R&B legend declared after being presented with the honor by former Icon Award recipient Janet Jackson.

Blige brought the house down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, earning ovations before, during and after an acceptance speech that touched upon her prolonged rise and emotional honesty.

Mary J. Blige 2022 Billboard Music Awards Show


Mary J. Blige Billboard’s Women in Music Award (2017)

More Awards and Nominations listed on Wikipedia

Mary J. Blige Quote

“I practice positive thinking all day, every day because 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, there’s a negative thing circling. So, you have to constantly be like nope, nope, nope, nope. I don’t receive that. And, some things you receive, you know. But then, for the most part, it’s like no, I’m tired of receiving negativity towards myself. Then you’re able to show love to everyone else when you’re constantly practicing that all day.” ~Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige on the Cover of Essence Magazine

Mary J. Blige’s 9 Grammy Awards

  • Best Contemporary R&B Album (2009)—Growing Pains
  • Best Gospel Performance (2008)—Never Gonna Break My Faith with Aretha Franklin
  • Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group (2008)—Disrespectful with Chaka Khan
  • Best R&B Album (2007)—The Breakthrough
  • Best R&B Song (2007)—Be Without You
  • Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (2007)—Be Without You
  • Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (2004)—Whenever I Say Your Name with Sting
  • Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (2003)—He Think I Don’t Know
  • Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (1996)—I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By with Method Man

Mary J. Blige on the Cover of Essence Magazine

Mary J. Blige the Actress

Mary J. Blige Stars in Power Book II: Ghost (2021)—with Michael Rainey Jr., Naturi Naughton et al.—Seasons 1 and 2 available on Amazon Prime Video

In 2021, Mary J. Blige Portrayed Dinah Washington in the RESPECT Movie (Aretha Franklin Portrayed by Jennifer Hudson)

Mary J. Blige starred in Tyler Perry’s (2009) film, “I Can Do Bad All By Myself alongside Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez, Tyler Perry’s Madea, and Gladys Knight. Available on Amazon Prime Video.

Mary J. Blige’s Fashion Styles

Mary Jane Blige: The Biography (2022)

Blige was influenced by Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, and Aretha Franklin’s music as a child, and with her first album “What’s the 411?” in 1992, she brought her own gritty, soul, and honest, forthright lyrics to the forefront.

On her more personal second album, 1994’s “My Life”, Blige helped reinvent R&B and began carving out a unique place for herself.

She is known for her impassioned, chart-topping tunes such as “Family Affair,” “Be Without You,” and “No More Drama,” which have all helped her become a musical force.

Mary J. Blige has established herself as a worldwide phenomenon with two Golden Globe nominations, a SAG nomination 8 multi-platinum albums, a whopping 32 nominations, two Academy Award nominations, 9 Grammy Awards, among many other honors.

Mary J. Blige’s Fashion Styles

Mary J. Blige’s New Music

Good Morning Gorgeous album (2022) available on Amazon.

Official Video for Mary J. Blige’s Good Morning Gorgeous Song

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Mary J. Blige’s Live Performances


Mary J. Blige—NFL 2022 Halftime Show—Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and 50 Cent


Mary J. Blige—BET Lifetime Achievement Award Winner (2019)—Performs My Life, Real Love & More in Iconic Performance at the BET Awards.

Mary J. Blige & Sam Smith—Stay With Me—Live Performance


Mary J. Blige’s Performance at President Obama’s (2009) Inauguration—Singing Lean On Me

Mary J. Blige at the BET Awards Show

The Music of Mary J. Blige: Real Love, No Drama (2016)

Mary J. Blige is an icon who represents the political consciousness of hip hop and the historical promise of soul. She is an everywoman, celebrated by Oprah Winfrey and beloved by pop music fans of all ages and races. Real Love, No Drama: The Music of Mary J. Blige tells the story of one of the most important artists in pop music history. 

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Mary J. Blige Interviews

Mary J. Blige Speaks on Healing, Realizing Her Worth, New Documentary, New Music & More—The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM (2021). YouTube Video

The ANGIE MARTINEZ SHOWMary J. Blige Gets Extremely Emotional and Real while Talking Strength of a Woman (YouTube)

VANITY FAIRMary J. Blige Breaks Down Her Career, from What’s The 411? to Respect (YouTube)

The TODAY ShowMary J. Blige’s Interview with Willie Geist talking about her iconic decades-long career in music, Wine and more (YouTube)

The TAMRON HALL ShowThe legendary Mary J. Blige sits down for a one-on-one conversation about Season 2 of the Starz hit “Power Book II: Ghost,” learning to love herself, and more (YouTube)

The OPRAH WINFREY Show—Guest Mary J. Blige

Back in 2007, on the heels of 8 Grammy nominations, Mary J. Blige, the queen of hip-hop soul, sat down with Oprah Winfrey. She opens up about her self-love breakthrough, her spiritual transformation, and how she healed her self-worth.

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Mary J. Blige’s 2000s Music Available on Amazon

Mary J. Blige Music: Good Morning Gorgeous (2022)

Mary J. Blige Music: Strength of a Woman (2017)

Mary J. Blige at the 2015 Grammy Awards

Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions (2014)

Mary J. Blige’s Live Concert Performance at the iTunes Festival in London (2014)

Mary J. Blige: A Mary Christmas Audio CD (2013)

Mary J. Blige Music: My Life II the Journey Continues Act 1 (2011)

Mary J. Blige at the 2010 Grammy Awards

Mary J. Blige Music: Stronger with Each Tear (2009)

Mary J. Blige Music: Soul Is Forever Audio CD (2008)

Mary J. Blige Music: Growing Pains (2007)

Mary J. Blige Music: No More Drama (2006)

Mary J. Blige Music: Reflections—A Retrospective (2006)

Mary J. Blige Music: The Breakthrough (2005)

BET Official Presents the Breakthrough (Limited supply Available on DVD)

Mary J. Blige Music: My Collection of Love Songs Audio CD (2005)

Mary J. Blige Music: Love & Life (2003)

Mary J. Music: No More Drama (2001) featuring Family Affair

Fashion Icon Mary J. Blige in a Green Dress

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Mary J. Blige at the 2002 Grammy Awards

Official Mary J. Blige Real Love T-Shirt

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Mary J. Blige’s 1990s Music Available on Amazon

Mary J. Blige Music: Share My World (1999)

Mary J. Blige Music: Mary (1999)

Mary J. Blige Not Gon’ Cry (from the Waiting to Exhale Movie Soundtrack (1996)

Mary J. Blige Music: My Life (1994) featuring I’m Goin’ Down

Mary J. Blige Music: What’s The 411? (1992)—Featuring Real Love, You Remind Me

Mary J. Blige Music: What’s The 411? Remix (1993)

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Mary J. Blige | Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Humanitarian

QUOTES by Mary J. Blige

“My Life is Not an Autobiography. It’s Just Music.” ~Mary J. Blige

“I was inspired to create My Life so I could finally share a personal part of my life beyond my music.” ~Mary J. Blige

“It’s not just songs and glamour. It’s sweat, blood, broken toes, and mistakes…It’s Life.” ~Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige at the Sex and the City Movie Premier

“When I was a kid, I needed to sing because it makes me feel good about myself. It makes me feel good, period.” ~Mary J. Blige

“Music makes us want to live. You don’t know how many times people have told me that they’d been down and depressed and just wanted to die. But then a special song caught their ear, and that helped give them renewed strength. That’s the power music has.” ~Mary J. Blige

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“I know who I am. I am not perfect. I’m not the most beautiful woman in the world, but I’m one of them.” ~Mary J. Blige

“We are all just a work in progress.” ~Mary J. Blige

“When you’re going to do whatever you’re going to do, you have to get your…put your mind into it.” ~Mary J. Blige

“Your circumstances do not make you who you are.” ~Mary J. Blige

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“By the time I was a teenager, when I went outside the house, it was about hip hop all the time…nothing but hip-hop, block parties.” ~Mary J. Blige

“I didn’t never have to go to a therapist. I just always put it in a song, and you heard me.” ~Mary J. Blige

“I can see the music. I know what it looks like. I know what color it is. The words come easy, the tears come easy, and the joy comes easy. The music tells you what to do.” ~Mary J. Blige

“When you come from so many damaged places, you don’t ever want to spiral back there, so you gotta continue to check yourself.” ~Mary J. Blige

“When you hold onto anger and unforgiveness, you can’t move forward.” ~Mary J. Blige

“Two hurt people cannot help each other; they cannot.” ~Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige on the Cover of WebMD Magazine

“It hurts when you have to smile, and you don’t want to smile, but the best thing to do is to smile.” ~Mary J. Blige

“My journey continues because I’ve, you know, conquered a lot. And I know how to conquer the rest.” ~Mary J. Blige

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“If you’re here right now in your life, your journey continues, and you’ve lived to tell the story.” ~Mary J. Blige

“Everything is scary if you look at it, so you just gotta live.” ~Mary J. Blige

“It’s that first step getting out the door—that’s the toughest. If you can do that, you’ve already won.” ~Mary J. Blige

“There’s not enough time to be disrespecting…Life is too short.” ~Mary J. Blige

“Once you climb to another level, you have to figure out how to sustain it.” ~Mary J. Blige

“I still get nervous about singing. I drink tea with honey and lemon before every concert. And I need to have scented candles in all of my hotel rooms.” ~Mary J. Blige

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“I can have as many bad days as anyone, but I choose to say I’m Just Fine.” ~Mary J. Blige

“Believe in yourself when nobody else does.” ~Mary J. Blige

“When life is real, it’s not going to be smooth.” ~Mary J. Blige

“Don’t go a full day or night without washing your face. You have to get all the dirt and makeup out of your pores.” ~Mary J. Blige

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“Happiness for me is peace of mind. Being at peace with myself, at peace with God, and at peace with my family.” ~Mary J. Blige

“There’s so many things that life is, and no matter how many breakthroughs, trials will exist, and we’re going to get through it. Just be strong.” ~Mary J. Blige

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“I always want to be a messenger, a person that, you know, that’s not afraid to pass on wisdom.” ~Mary J. Blige

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Mary J. Blige on What She Loves About Her Body | SELF. Singer/Songwriter/Actress Mary J. Blige talks about how eating right, prayer, positive thinking, and staying active keeps her body feeling great.

Mary J. Blige on the Cover of SHAPE Magazine

Positive Benefits of Walking, Jogging, and Running

12 High-Performance Fitness Smart Watches


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Mary J. Blige—The Next Chapter

Mary J. Blige Says Her Next Chapter Will Blow Your Mind—Guest Appearance on the Tamron Hall Show

Mary J. Blige 2022 Tour

R&B Diva Mary J. Blige is embarking on a huge U.S. Tour behind her new album Good Morning Gorgeous. The 23-City Excursion runs from September through October. More information on the tour dates and cities here:

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Mary J. Blige: Music As Therapy

“I’m Searching For a Real Love”—Mary J. Blige’s Signature Song—Real Love. R&B Diva Mary J. Blige is an Inspiration to All Woman through her Heartfelt Songs, Words of Wisdom, Stylish Fashion & Hairstyles. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is a 10-time Billboard Music Award Winner and is one of the defining Voices of our Music History.…


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