Mary J. Blige Inducted Into Apollo Theater Walk Of Fame

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 28: Billy Mitchell, Charles Phillips, Mary J Blige and Kamilah Forbes pose with Mary J Blige's plaque at a ceremony for induction into the Apollo Walk of Fame at The Apollo Theater on May 28, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Shahar Azran/WireImage)

Mary J. Blige Inducted Into Apollo Theater Walk Of Fame

The superstar singer performed many sold-out shows at the iconic theater.

PUBLISHED ON : MAY 29, 2021 / 10:13 AM

Written by Paul Meara

The Apollo Theater immortalized the Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige by inducting her into its Walk of Fame on Friday (May 28).

“My very first time performing here at the Apollo, I was not on stage as myself,” Blige said of her induction, according to CBS2. “I was on stage singing background for Jeff Redd. And from there on, it was all history.”

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The Bronx-born, Yonkers-raised superstar joins other superstars who are on the Harlem theater’s Walk of Fame, like Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Smokey Robinson and the Temptations.

Mary J’s first appearance at the Apollo was in 1992 with Showtime At The Apollo. She then went on to perform many sold-out shows at the legendary venue. The theater was also the location where she first performed songs from her debut album.

Photo: Shahar Azran/WireImage

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