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Mary J. Blige Poster

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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 11 January 1971Yonkers, New York, USA
Birth NameMary Jane Blige
Nickname Queen of hip-hop soul
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mary J. Blige was born on January 11, 1971 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Mary Jane Blige. She has been married to Kendu Isaacs since December 7, 2003.

Spouse (1)

Kendu Isaacs (7 December 2003 - present)

Trivia (16)

Never graduated from high school.
Her job before she became a singer was a Directory Assistance operator, thus the title of her debut album "What's the 411?"
The title track from Mary's latest album "No More Drama" contains samples of the theme The Young and the Restless (1973).
Younger half brother named Bruce Miller.
Credits her husband, Kendu Isaacs, for helping her clean up her act and to overcome her drug and alcohol addiction.
Used parts of Waiting to Exhale (1995) in her music video "Not Gon' Cry".
Her hit song and music video "Be Without You" from her latest double platinum selling album "Breakthrough", was just retired on BET's 106 & Park, after 65 consecutive days of being on the countdown. [March 3, 2006]
Stepmother of Kendu Isaacs' three children.
Her mother, Cora Blige, survived a stabbing in 1987 by a neighbor.
Younger sister of LaTonya Blige-DaCosta.
Her music video "No More Drama" was shot on Sept. 12, 2001, the day after the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in NYC.
Ranked #69 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
She personally asked Mariah Carey and Sean Combs to appear in her video for "No More Drama", because she felt they both had their fair share of drama recently.
Has a powerful mezzo-soprano vocal range.
A huge fan of Led Zeppelin since she was a child, the singer went so far as to perform the band's classic "Stairway to Heaven" as a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) (13 April 2010).
New Album out named the breakthrough [January 2006]

Personal Quotes (4)

It almost kills me to say I'm in love, because as soon as men hear that shit, they're gone.
I don't know. Only God knows where the story ends for me, but I know where the story begins. It's up to us to choose, whether we win or lose and I choose to win.
My God is a God who wants me to have things. He wants me to bling. He wants me to be the hottest thing on the block. I don't know what kind of God the rest of y'all are serving, but the God I serve says, "Mary, you need to be the hottest thing this year, and I'm gonna make sure you're doing that."
I don't think there's anything they can say about me that I haven't said about myself already. And I would be an absolute total liar, and my fans would not respect me, if I said that my life and my marriage are perfect. But we absolutely love each other; we have fun together - it's great. Then we have our struggles, and we work through it. That's life.

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