Mary J. Blige - Sondz

Overview

Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Often referred to as the "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul", Blige has won nine Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, and ten Billboard Music Awards. She has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, including one for her supporting role in the film Mudbound (2017) and another for its original song "Mighty River", becoming the first person nominated for acting and songwriting in the same year.

Her career began in 1988 when she was signed to Uptown Records by its founder Andre Harrell. Blige then began background vocal work for other artists on the label such as Father MC and Jeff Redd. In 1992, Blige released her debut album, What's the 411?, which is credited for introducing the mix of R&B and hip hop into mainstream pop culture. Its 1993 remix album became the first album by a singer to hav...

Facts

Also performed asBrook
Born11 Jan. 1971 (Age: 51), in The Bronx
AreaUnited States
Years active30
StatusActive
Married to

Kendu Isaacs (2003-)

SiblingsBruce Miller
Label(s)MCA RecordsGeffen RecordsUptown RecordsCapitol Records300 EntertainmentMatriarch RecordsEpicUniversal Music TVRepublic RecordsColumbia

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NameRole(s)
Tapemasters Inc.
Tapemasters Inc.Credit
Paul Logus
Paul LogusMix
Jam & Lewis
Jam & LewisArrangerOther instrumentsProducer
Diddy
DiddyCreditProducerPerformerMixGuestRemixer
Tony Maserati
Tony MaseratiMixRecording
Rodney Jerkins
Rodney JerkinsArrangerInstrumentMixProducerOther vocalsOther instrumentsProgramming (drum machine)
Babyface
BabyfaceProducerArrangerInstrumentKeyboardProgramming (drum machine)
Method Man
Method ManCreditGuest
Xavier Smith
Xavier SmithMix (assistant)Recording (assistant)
Steve Hodge
Steve HodgeMixRecording