Mary J. Blige's Most Trendsetting Moments

Check out some of Mar J's most trendsetting moments.

Mary's Big Debut - In 1992, Mary J. Blige ushered in hip hop soul and the world was hooked. Keep flipping to see where MJB's influence has done over the years.   (Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

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Mary's Big Debut - In 1992, Mary J. Blige ushered in hip hop soul and the world was hooked. Keep flipping to see where MJB's influence has done over the years.  (Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Mary and Puff - They've parted ways creatively but we still feel the effects of the magic they've made together.    (Photo: Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)

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Mary and Puff - They've parted ways creatively but we still feel the effects of the magic they've made together.  (Photo: Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)

Mary J. and Method Man  - Mary J. Blige and Method Man's "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By" took the concept of the hip hop ballad over the top. It's still regarded as one of the most classic hip hop songs of all time.    (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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Mary J. and Method Man  - Mary J. Blige and Method Man's "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By" took the concept of the hip hop ballad over the top. It's still regarded as one of the most classic hip hop songs of all time.  (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Mary J. Blige's My Life: Where Are They Now? - This just in: Time flies. Mary J. Blige's classic sophomore album, My Life, hit shelves 18 years ago today, Nov. 29. The days, weeks, months and years may have been all too fleeting, but the album?Mary's best?certainly wasn't. Though Mary's unforgettable voice and gut-wrenching songwriting carried the music, she was helped by a top-notch team of songwriters, producers and other collaborators. And like Mary, they've come a long way too?whether up or down. Here, we catch up with the creators of My Life 18 years later. ?Alex Gale   (Photo: MCA Records)

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My Life - 1994's My Life merged the concept of singing the blues with hip hop — and it was a hit.  (Photo: MCA)

Mary J. Blige and Elton John  - Mary J. Blige really showed her versatilty by holding her own alongside Elton John.   (Photo: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

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Mary J. Blige and Elton John  - Mary J. Blige really showed her versatilty by holding her own alongside Elton John.  (Photo: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Mary J Blige No More Drama album art

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No More Drama  - In 2001, MJB released No More Drama and declared she was tired of singing about her pain because she was in a happy space.  (Photo: MCA)

#BlackLove - After all the pain and drama, she finally found her man and made us hopeful for love.    (Photo: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Ferrari North America)

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#BlackLove - After all the pain and drama, she finally found her man and made us hopeful for love.  (Photo: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Ferrari North America)

Getting Right!  - We can always count on MJB for a good abs of steel moment. Yaaaaasssssss!  (Photo: Courtesy of SHAPE Magazine)

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Getting Right!  - We can always count on MJB for a good abs of steel moment. Yaaaaasssssss! (Photo: Courtesy of SHAPE Magazine)

Emotional Mary  - The queen of R&B/soul, Mary J. Blige performed her new single, "Therapy," and brought the crowd to their feet looking and sounding better than ever.   (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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The Hair  - She has never been afraid to experiment with her hair. You never know what style or color you're going to get next.  (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Get on the Floor - She doesn't just sing, Mary J. Blige can move with the best of them. (Photo by Earl Gibson/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Going Off! - She's known to bring the house down every show.  (Photo: Earl Gibson/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Mary J. Blige featuring Elton John, "Deep Inside" - Mary's 1999 cut "Deep Inside" does one of the best things you can do when sampling: it gets the original artist on the track. Elton played the piano for this single, which also samples his song "Bennie and the Jets."(Photo: Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)

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Around the Way Glamour Girl  - Even when Mary dresses up, there's still a touch of the around the way girl that we fell in love with. And we love her for that.  (Photo: Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)