48 Facts About Mary J Blige

1. Mary J Blige had to be convinced to go makeup-free when playing her Oscar-nominated role of Florence Jackson in Mudbound.

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2. Mary J Blige spent a short period of her youth in a band called Pride in Yonkers, New York.

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3. Mary J Blige married her manager Martin Isaacs on the 7 December 2003.

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4. Mary J Blige owns a production company is involved in several film and television projects.

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5. Mary J Blige has endorsed the perfumes My Life and My Life Blossom as well as a range of sunglasses.

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6. Mary J Blige has toured widely with her first tour Share My World Tour taking place in 1997 and 1998.

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7. Mary J Blige dropped out of high school and did not graduate.

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8. Mary J Blige recorded the Babyface-penned and produced "Not Gon' Cry", for the soundtrack to the motion picture Waiting to Exhale.

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9. Mary J Blige starred in the 2009 Tyler Perry box-office hit I Can Do Bad All By Myself and played a role in the film Rock of Ages.

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10. Mary J Blige earned high remarks for her work in film.

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11. Mary J Blige made Time magazine's "Time 100" list of influential individuals around the world in 2007.

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12. Mary J Blige is one of few entertainers in history to have eight or more albums to reach multi-platinum status.

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13. Mary J Blige is seen active on every social site like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter as well as youtube.

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14. Mary J Blige was born on 11th January 1971 in  New York City.

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15. Mary J Blige is a singer, songwriter, record producer, as well as an actress.

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16. Mary J Blige found escape from the terrible world of her childhood in church and in music.

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17. Mary J Blige was born on January 11, 1971, in the Bronx, New York.

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18. Mary J Blige has had several No 1 Billboard hits and has won nine Grammy Awards.

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19. Mary J Blige married her manager, Martin "Kendu" Isaacs, on December 7, 2003.

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20. In 2017, Mary J Blige starred in the period drama film Mudbound directed by Dee Rees.

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21. Mary J Blige starred alongside Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, and Alec Baldwin in the film adaptation of the 1980s jukebox hit musical Rock of Ages.

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22. Mary J Blige had a supporting role in Tyler Perry's movie I Can Do Bad All by Myself, which was released in September 2009.

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23. In May 2009, Mary J Blige made a guest appearance on 30 Rock, as an artist recording a benefit song for a kidney.

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24. In October 2007, Mary J Blige was a guest star on America's Next Top Model, as a creative director for a photo shoot by Matthew Rolston.

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25. Mary J Blige used the cartoon as part of her performance while on her 2000 Mary Show Tour.

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26. In 2001, Mary J Blige starred opposite rapper Q-Tip in the independent film Prison Song.

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27. In 1998, Mary J Blige made her acting debut on the sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show, playing the apparently southern Ola Mae, a preacher's daughter who wanted to sing more than gospel music.

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28. Mary J Blige appeared on The View alongside Maxwell during its premiere week on September 9, 2016 to discuss their joint tour and theme song.

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29. Mary J Blige recorded a collection of music from and inspired by the film.

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30. In early 2013, reports surfaced that Mary J Blige was recording a Christmas album.

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31. In July 2011, Mary J Blige released the song "The Living Proof" as the lead single to the soundtrack of the film The Help.

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32. On January 23, 2010, Mary J Blige released a track "Hard Times Come Again No More" with the Roots as well as performing it at the Hope for Haiti Now telethon.

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33. Mary J Blige appeared as a guest judge on the ninth season of American Idol on January 13, 2010.

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34. Mary J Blige was honored at the 2009 BET Honors Ceremony and was paid tribute by Anita Baker and Monica.

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35. In March 2010, Mary J Blige released Stronger with Each Tear in the United Kingdom, as well as in the European markets.

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36. Mary J Blige recorded "Stronger", as the lead single from the soundtrack to the basketball documentary "More than a Game" in August 2009.

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37. Mary J Blige appeared as a marquee performer on the annual Christmas in Washington television special.

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38. Mary J Blige performed her hit 2007 single, "Just Fine", with a new intro at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball after Barack Obama was sworn in on January 20, 2009.

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39. Mary J Blige went on the Growing Pains European Tour, her first tour there in two years.

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40. Mary J Blige completed a season sweep of the "big three" major music awards, having won two American Music Awards in November 2006 and nine Billboard Music Awards in December 2006.

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41. Mary J Blige's received eight Grammy Award nominations at the 2007 Grammy Awards, the most of any artist that year.

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42. Mary J Blige gained her first two Grammy nominations, and won the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for her collaboration with Method Man.

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43. Mary J Blige became the executive producer and produced a majority of the album.

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44. Mary J Blige dropped out of high school in her junior year.

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45. Mary J Blige spent her early years in Richmond Hill, Georgia, where she sang in a Pentecostal church.

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46. Mary J Blige's was born to mother Cora, a nurse, and father Thomas Blige, a Jazz musician.

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47. Mary J Blige's has released 13 studio albums, eight of which have achieved multi-platinum worldwide sales.

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48. Mary J Blige's started her career as a backing singer on Uptown Records in 1989.

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