Blige has released 13 studio albums and made over 150 guest appearances on other albums and soundtracks. The singer's most recent studio album gained acclaim from the folks at Billboard, landing a spot at the on its "The 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far: Staff List"
Blige is one of few entertainers in history to have eight or more albums to reach multi-platinum status.
In partnership with the Home Shopping Network and Carol’s Daughter, Blige released her My Life perfume. The perfume broke HSN records by selling 65,000 bottles during its premiere. The scent went on to win two FiFi Awards, including the Fragrance Sales Breakthrough award.
She received a Golden Globe nomination for her musical contribution to the film The Help. The singer has won nine Grammy Awards and has been nominated 32 times.
The singer's My Life album in particular is considered among the greatest albums ever recorded according to Rolling Stone, Time and Vibe. During ASCAP's 20th Anniversary Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in 2007, ASCAP official Jeanie Weems had this to say about Blige: "Her music has been the voice of inspiration to women worldwide in both struggle and triumph."
Ever wonder where Mary gets her soulful vocals from? From her dad, Thomas Blige, who is a jazz musician.
On December 2, 2010, Blige was ranked No. 100 on the list of “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” by Rolling Stone.
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