Music Monday on Empty Streets: Mary J. Blige

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Today am featuring a very special artist to me. Mary J. Blige is that artist, for many reasons but one thing stands out for all of her fans including myself - she has touched our hearts through her songs and has continued to do so all the way.

Here are a couple of things that you may not know about this fab singer:
Mary Jane Blige born January 11, 1971, is an American recording artist, record producer and actress. She has sold more than forty eight million albums worldwide. She has received over twenty-six Grammy Award nominations for her work, winning nine, and has been awarded the World Music Legends Award for combining hip hop and soul together. Blige's vocal range registers from alto to mezzo-soprano, but mostly performs in the mezzo-soprano range. Blige cites Anita Baker and Aretha Franklin as two of the most influential vocalists in her life.

In 2009 Mary J. Blige performed "Lean On Me" at the Presidential Inauguration Committee's, "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial". Blige also performed "Just Fine" with a new intro at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball after Barack Obama was sworn in as the first black president on January 20, 2009.
Blige was honored at the 2009 BET Honors ceremony and was paid tributes and honors by Anita Baker and R&B singer Monica.

While Blige toured with Robin Thicke, she worked on her upcoming ninth album. The first single titled "Good Love" was released on June 5, 2009. Blige's ninth studio album is expected for a release on August 18, 2009. She recently performed at Hot 97's 2009 Summer Jam Concert.

Here is a remix of one of her singles for you to enjoy:

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10 comment(s) to... “Music Monday on Empty Streets: Mary J. Blige”


Leigh said...

great song!

Empty Streets said...

HI leigh,

yayyy am so happy that you liked this song :) xoxo

Monica said...

this is a nice song Metz! Happy MM ;)

Marites said...

i like her and her songs..she's impressive! Happy MM!

Empty Streets said...

Hi Monica,

yayy am so glad you liked the song hehehe :) she's a bit old school soul sometimes but her voice is just amazing. Happy MM too :)

Empty Streets said...

Hi Maritez,

I agree with you completely :) she is in a league of her own and a lot of the singers now both locally and internationally have been influenced by her style and songs :) Happy MM to you too :)

KAT said...

I came over to see your Music Monday selection, and I like this song!! Mary is such a treat no matter what she sings.

Thank you for stopping over at my blog, I'll be back next Monday to see what you have in store.....

Take care,

Empty Streets said...

Hi Kat,

yayy thank you so much for the compliment and for coming over to visit during Music Mondays. It is always a pleasure and an honor to have you here and your blog is just as amazing :) Looking forward to your next visit here and do have a great week :) xoxo

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Hello there Leigh! I apologize in being late but I am on satellite and my usage was up for yesterday.

Also I can't listen to your video or I will be over my usage again.

but, I know and love M.J. Blige very much! I have at least 2 of her CD'S.

Great pick and thank you so much for stopping by my site!

I love your blog...very good karma!!

Empty Streets said...

thanks so much for the kind words :) Am so happy that you enjoyed the vid :) xoxo

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