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Mary J. Blige

From Wikipedia, Free Online Encyclopedia: Mary Jane Blige (/blaɪʒ/; born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist. She started her career as a backing singer on Uptown Records in 1989. She has released 13 studio albums, eight of which have achieved multi-platinum worldwide sales. Blige has sold over 80 million records, has won nine Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards and has also received three Golden Globe Award nominations, including one for her supporting role in the film Mudbound (2017) and another for its second original song "Mighty River" for Mudbound; she also received a nomination for the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song, becoming the first person nominated for acting and songwriting in the same year. In 1992, Blige released her first album, What's the 411?. Her 1994 album My Life is among Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time,[4] and Time magazine's All-Time 100 Albums. She received a Legends Award at the World Music Awards in 2006, and the Voice of Music Award from ASCAP in 2007. As of 2018, Blige has sold 80 million records worldwide. Billboard ranked Blige as the most successful female R&B/Hip-Hop artist of the past 25 years. In 2017, Billboard magazine named her 2006 song "Be Without You" as the most successful R&B/Hip-Hop song of all time, as it spent an unparalleled 15 weeks atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and over 75 weeks on the chart. In 2011, VH1 ranked Blige as the 80th greatest artist of all time. ln 2012, VH1 ranked Blige at number 9 in "The 100 Greatest Women in Music" list.

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Jan 11, 1971 In Yonkers, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Today 1952-01-14
Latest Project:
Movie Respect 2021-08-12
Known For
Poster of Body Cam
Poster of Sherlock Gnomes
Poster of Rock of Ages
Poster of DMX: Angel
Movie Respect Dinah Washington 2021-08-12
Movie Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell Self (archive footage) 2021-03-01
Movie Trolls World Tour Queen Essence (voice) 2020-03-11
Movie Body Cam Renee Lomito-Smith 2020-05-19
Series Power Book II: Ghost Monet Stewart Tejada 2020-09-06
Movie Pink Skies Ahead Doctor Monroe 2020-10-18
Movie The Violent Heart Nina 2020-09-09
Series The Umbrella Academy Cha-Cha 2019-02-15
Movie Sherlock Gnomes Irene (voice) 2018-03-15
Movie Quincy Self 2018-09-21
Series The Shop: Uninterrupted Self 2018-08-28
Movie Mudbound Florence Jackson 2017-11-16
Movie George Michael: Freedom Herself 2017-10-16
Movie GRAMMYS' Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special Herself 2017-11-23
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015-08-02
Series Empire Angie 2015-01-07
Series Scream: The TV Series Sherry Elliot 2015-06-30
Movie The Making of the Wiz Live! Herself 2015-11-25
Movie Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live Self 2015-12-20
Movie The Wiz Live! Evillene 2015-12-03
Series How to Get Away with Murder Hair Stylist #1 2014-09-25
Movie Betty and Coretta Dr. Betty Shabazz 2013-02-02
Movie Black Nativity Platinum Fro 2013-11-27
Movie Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade 2013-12-25
Movie Michael Bublé’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special Herself 2013-12-18
Movie Rock of Ages Justice 2012-06-13
Movie Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest Self 2011-07-08
Movie Hope for Haiti Now Self 2010-01-02
Series Justin Lee Collins: Good Times Unknown 2010-03-29
Movie We Are One With President-Elect Barack Obama Self 2009-01-18
Series Late Night with Jimmy Fallon herself 2009-03-02
Series The Jay Leno Show Self 2009-09-14
Movie I Can Do Bad All By Myself Tanya 2009-09-11
Series Alan Carr: Chatty Man Unknown 2009-06-14
Movie Classic Albums: Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt Herself 2007-01-01
Movie George Michael - Twenty Five Herself 2006-11-13
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Series The Tyra Banks Show Unknown 2005-09-12
Series Ghost Whisperer Unknown 2005-09-23
Movie Michael Jackson - The One Self 2004-01-02
Movie And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop Self 2004-04-02
Movie Fade to Black Herself 2004-11-05
Movie Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Herself 2004-10-07
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Self 2003-09-08
Series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Unknown 2003-12-03
Movie Michael Jackson: Number Ones Self 2003-11-18
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! Self 2001-04-06
Movie Prison Song Mom 2001-04-27
Movie DMX: Angel Guardian Angel 2001-12-18
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Movie Elton John: One Night Only (Greatest Hits) Unknown 2000-10-20
Movie Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua Self - Guest star 1999-10-26
Movie VH1: Divas Live '99 Herself 1999-04-03
Series Leute heute self 1997-07-23
Series The View Herself 1997-08-11
Series Moesha Unknown 1996-01-23
Series The Jamie Foxx Show Unknown 1996-08-28
Series New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
Series All That Unknown 1994-04-16
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Out All Night Unknown 1992-09-19
Series In Living Color Unknown 1990-04-15
Series MTV Unplugged Unknown 1989-11-26
Series Saturday Night Live Self - Musical Guest 1975-10-11
Series One Life to Live Unknown 1968-07-15
Series Top of the Pops Unknown 1964-01-01
Series The GRAMMY Awards Unknown 1959-05-04
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14