How much is Mary J Blige worth? $20 million
How did Mary J Blige earn her money and wealth?
Mary J Blige, real name Mary Jane Blige, was born on 11 January 1971 in New York, US to Thomas and Cora bilge. She grew up along with her elder sister. Her parent filed for divorce when Mary was 4 years old. Later, her mother, Cora, raised both her daughters in New York. Soon, Mary developed a passion for hip-hop music after listening to her mother’s collection of music. She received support from her mother and sister to take her music passion ahead, which led her to win a local singing competition at the age of 8. As time passed by, she concentrated in music reports. She joined the ‘Uptown Records’ record label as a background singer. Later, under the mentorship of Puff Daddy, Mary polished her singing skills.
Mary Blige is not only an American singer but is also a songwriter, rapper as well as actress. Mary released her first album titled ‘What’s the 411?’ in July 1992 which earned positive reviews. She released her second album titled ‘My Life’ in the year 1995 which explained the singer’s pain she suffered in personal life. The album topped in the music charts. In the year 1997, Mary signed a deal with ‘MCA’ and released her next music album titled ‘Share My World.’ Mary’s fourth album titled ‘Mary’ was released next, which was a mix of soul music and ghetto music.
She released two albums ‘Love and Life’ as well as ‘The Breakthrough,’ which were different from her usual hip-hop style and showed how she evolved as an artist. In the year 2008, Mary released her 8th album titled ‘Growing Pains’ which peaked in the Billboard 200 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs music charts. She released another album in the year 2009, titled ‘‘My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act 1),’ which was certified gold.
Mary released her first-ever holiday album in the year 2013 titled ‘Mary Christmas’ which was much more cheerful compared to her previous music and garnered both critical and commercial acclaim. In the year 2014, Mary collaborated with a few other musicians to work on the soundtrack of the movie ‘Think Like a Man Too.’ She later went to London and recorded her next album titled ‘The London Sessions.’ Two singles from the album peaked in the Billboard music charts. Mary collaborated with rapper Kanye West on the single titled ‘‘Love Yourself,’ for her album called ‘Strength of a Woman’ which was released in April 2017.
Mary has also ventured into acting in movies. She made her movie debut in the 2001 movie ‘Prison Song’ and later starred in movies like ‘Rock of Ages’ as well as the ‘Mudbound.’
What are the highest grossing songs of Mary J Blige?
- Family Affair (2001): Peaked at #1
- Runaway Love (2007): Peaked at #2
- Not Gon’ Cry (From “Waiting To Exhale”) (1996): Peaked at #2
- Be Without You (2006): Peaked at #3
- I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need To Get By (1995): Peaked at #3
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