Biography / Wiki
Hard work, self-belief, and dedication will always earn you success, this line is very well proved by Mary J. Blige who is Singer, Songwriter, Rapper & Actress. Moreover, this versatile lady has won three Golden Globe nominations, and nine Grammy Awards, and was the first woman to receive multiple Academy Award nominations in the same year including Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song.
Recently, she came into the limelight In February 2021 by becoming a first-time nominee for the 2021 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In fact, in June 2021, this gorgeous personality also celebrated the 25th anniversary of her album My Life with the release of the Amazon Studios documentary Mary J. Blige’s My Life.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 11 January 1971, this gorgeous personality has turned 52 years old. Her height measures 175 centimeters and 5’9” in feet & inches. Moreover, she is very conscious about her physique and figure and takes care of her weight which is 66 kilograms and 146 lbs in pounds.
She maintains herself with the figure measurements of 36 inches breast, 32 inches waist, and 38 inches hips. She has a beautiful doll-like face which is complemented by her dark brown eyes and dyed blonde hair. Her bra size is 34B while her shoe size is 8 (US).
According to the sources, Mary’s estimated net worth is $20 million approximately.
Education / Family
Born in The Bronx, New York, United States, Mary belongs to the black ethnicity. She is the lovely second child of mother Cora, a nurse, and father Thomas Blige, a jazz musician.
Later, they moved to Schlobohm Houses in Yonkers, New York where she lived with her mother and older sister. As for her education, Blige joined Roosevelt High School but dropped out of her high school in her junior year.
Mary J. Blige
|Nick Name||Empress of Soul, The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, The Queen of R&B, M.J.B., and Queen of Hip Hop|
|Birth Place||The Bronx, New York, U.S.|
|Date of birth||11 January 1971|
|Height||In feet & inches: 5’9”
In centimeters: 175 cm
|Weight||In kilograms: 66 kg
In pounds: 146 lbs
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Hair color||Dyed Blonde|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, Rapper & Actress|
|School||Junior High School|
|Home town||The Bronx, New York, U.S.|
|Fathers name||Thomas Blige
|Mothers name||Cora Blige
|Sisters||LaTonya Bilge-DaCosta, Jonquell|
Career / Fashion and Style
Moving towards her career, Mary took the first step towards her career in the year 1988 when she recorded an impromptu cover of Anita Baker’s “Caught Up in the Rapture”. Later, in the year 1992, she has also released What’s the 411?. In fact, Blige also sold this album 3,318,000 copies in the US until 2010.
Furthermore, she released her second album Uptown Records/MCA Records in the year 1994. Moreover, the album had sold 481,000 copies in its first week and remaining atop the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for an unprecedented eight weeks. Apart from that, in 1997, her third album, Share My World was released.
Besides this, in the year 1999, Blige released her fourth album, Mary. Similarly, she further released the fifth album No More Drama in 2001, the sixth album Dance for Me in 2002, the seventh album The Breakthrough in 2005, Reflections (A Retrospective) in 2006, Growing Pains in 2007, and Stronger with Each Tear in 2009.
Other than this, Mary moved her career in the field of acting in 1988 by debuting on the sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show playing a character, the apparently southern Ola Mae. In the year 2001, she also starred opposite rapper Q-Tip in the independent film Prison Song.
In the same year, this versatile personality made a cameo on the Lifetime network series, Strong Medicine. Additionally, Blige starred in an Off-Broadway play, The Exonerated in the year 2004. In the following year, this stunning beauty landed the starring role in the upcoming MTV Films biopic on American singer/pianist and civil rights activist, Nina Simone.
Besides this, she also got the lead role in the period drama film Mudbound directed by Dee Rees in the year 2017. Later, released the single “Only Love” on Republic Records on July 12, 2018. Thereafter, Mary released the single “Thriving” featuring Nas on May 8, 2019.
Boyfriend, Affairs, Husband, and More
As for her relationship status, Blige is a divorced woman who got married to her manager Martin “Kendu Issacs” on 7th December 2003. However, their relation couldn’t last long and the duo separated from each other due to irreconcilable differences in 2016.
Previously, Mary has also dated several personalities including K-Ci Hailey, Anthony ‘Treach’ Criss, Case Woodard, and NAS. In fact, after her marriage to Martin “Kendu” Isaacs ended, she has been spotted with actor Jason Mitchell.
Anthony ‘Treach’ Criss,
|Husband||Martin “Kendu” Issacs
Here we are providing the list of favorites of Mary J. Blige:
|Favorite Actor||Not Known|
|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
|Favorite Destination||Not Known|
Some Interesting Facts About Mary J. Blige
- Her Zodiac sign is Capricorn.
- Mary has also launched sunglasses by the name Melodies by MJB.
- She was inducted into Apollo’s walk of fame in May 2021.
- Blige is a lifelong liberal Democrat.
- The New York Times Magazine listed her on June 25 as hundreds of artists whose material was destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.
- She launched her first perfume, My Life (through Carol’s Daughter), exclusively on HSN in July 2010.
- Blige was also listed in 69th place on the VH1’s 100 Sexiest Artists.
- She is also very popular on Instagram has more than 5 million followers.