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.
‘Mary J. Blige, the QUEEN OF HIP HOP SOUL is born on this date January 11, 1971. She is a recipient of nine Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards, and has recorded eight multi-platinum albums. She is the only artist with Grammy Award wins in Pop, Rap, Gospel, and R&B.’ (photo: Mary J. Blige)