Mary J. Blige is set to sing the national anthem to open Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday (Oct. 23), reports the Associated Press. The queen of hip hop soul will hit Boston's Fenway Park, where the hometown Red Sox will face the St. Louis Cardinals.
Blige previously sang the national anthem before Game 6 of the 2009 World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees.
This year, the multi-Grammy winner takes the mound having just released her first ever holiday album, A Mary Christmas, co-produced by David Foster. "I had to make this record not only for the world, and Foster's fans, and new people, but I have to make it for the people who got me here, which is my fans," Blige told Grammy.com of the effort, which dropped Oct. 15, featuring the likes of Barbra Streisand and Mark Anthony.
Game 1 airs live from Beantown on FOX tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET.
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