Her career began in when she was signed to Uptown Records. Blige has sold 50 million albums in the United States and 80 million records worldwide. Blige 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 and another for its original song " Mighty River ". Furthermore, she also received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song , becoming the first person nominated for acting and songwriting in the same year. In , Blige released her first album, What's the ? Blige has also made a successful transition to both the small and silver screens, with supporting roles in films such as Prison Song , Rock of Ages , Betty and Coretta , Black Nativity , her Oscar and Golden Globe -nominated breakthrough performance as Florence Jackson in Mudbound , Trolls World Tour , Body Cam and starring as Dinah Washington in the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic Respect Blige was born January 11, , in New York, in the borough of the Bronx , but spent her early childhood in Savannah, Georgia. She is the second of three children. At the age of five, she was molested by a family friend, and as a teenager she endured years of sexual harassment from peers of both sexes.
Over the course of her decades-spanning discography, Mary J Blige has been a conduit for communal pain and healing. The best Mary J Blige songs tell the story of her artistry — as revealed by these 20 essential tracks. Let us know in the comments section, below. Even after seven years of soul-bearing music, Blige had barely scratched the surface when it came to revealing herself as an artist and a person.
American singer and songwriter Mary J. Blige began her career as a backing vocalist for Uptown Records in the early s. She has released 13 studio albums, eight of which have individually achieved worldwide multi-platinum status. In September , Rolling Stone bestowed her first album, What's the ? Her discography consists of 14 top 10 Billboard studio albums , two live albums , two remix albums and over eighty singles—including more than 20 as a featured artist. Blige started her own musical career in , releasing her multi-platinum-selling debut album, What's the ? The album gave Blige her first Billboard top ten album, and all of her subsequent studio albums have charted in the top ten on this chart. Blige has had four Billboard Hot top-ten singles as a lead artist in the United States , and has had a total of sixteen top-forty charting singles in the United States.
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