There is a prevailing myth that revolves around the hip hop world that it is only African-Americans who listen to this genre of music, enjoy it, or promote it. Some believe that African-Americans were the first to create. As the statistics show, however, myths are very different from what reality happens to be. Almost two
Mary J. Blige, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. With her classic album What's the 411?, she was praised for combining hip hop & soul music, subsequently earning her the title "Queen of Hip Hop Soul". She has had 10 consecutive albums debut in the top 10 and a total of 11 albums to debut top. She is a recipient of 9 Grammy Awards & 4 American Music Awards, has recorded 8 multi-platinum albums, and is the only artist with Grammy Award wins in R&B, Rap, Gospel, & Pop.