Mary J Blige is a very versatile woman who although many are only seen as a singer, she is also an actress and model. As for the music that brought her to the limelight, the woman is a singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, as well as an actress. While holding the mic is her main asset, she is also a songwriter and producer.
Mary J Blige, Age, Family & Full Biography
It was on January 11, 1971 that the singerwas born under the name of Mary Jane Blige. It was in the Bronx, New York, but her family later moved to Savannah, Georgia, where she was raised alongside her three siblings. Mary J., as she is affectionately known, was practically raised by her mother after her father, an alcoholic, left the family. Because of this, Blige moved from place to place with her family.
Although she was able to start her studies, the queen of hip-hop-soul, as she is considered, decided to leave school in her middle school. She just chose not to go to school and pursue other things, but her talent was still there. To top things off, she decided to start doing her friends’ hair at home.
Growing up, life was not the easiest singer while her mother was a nurse. Aside from financially, she has also suffered a lot of child abuse since she was only five years old. This continued until she became an adult. This did not leave her without depression and mental problems, and it was because of this that she later took too much alcohol. She also came to self-hatred because of the things she went through. What got him out next and would always help him out was his music.
Enter the music
With overwhelming talent, Mary J Blige burst into fame in the early 1990s with her debut album. Before that, however, she signed with Uptown Records after her stepfather passed on her karaoke recording to the Record. She performed as a backup singer for a time before establishing herself with the help of Sean “Puffy” Combs who was then a young producer.
His first solo album, What’s the 411 ?, became a hit almost immediately after its release. Not only that, he brought together different genres of music but also brought a lot of influence to soul music as it is today.
She released her next album in 1994, My Life. Much like the first, it was another big hit, selling over 4 million copies worldwide. She was even bigger in 1997 with her next album, Share My W orld. The subsequent albums she would release would only cement her place as an immortal in the music world. His following albums are Marie (1999), No more drama (2001), Love & Life (2003), The discovery (2005), Growing pains (2007), Stronger with every tear (2009), My life II …The Journey Continues (Act 1) (2011),A Christmas of Mary (2013), The London Sessions (2014), and The Strength of a Woman (2017).
As an actress, Mary J Blige has been in many movies and TV shows such as Prison Song (2001), I Can Do Bad Alone (2009), Mudbound (2017), and Sherlock Gnomes (2018). She is also a part of Empire (2015), How to Get Away With Murder (2016), and The Umbrella Academy (2018).
Throughout her years as a singer, she has walked with numerous nominations and awards, including 9 Grammy Awards and World Music Awards. She has also earned numerous nominations as an actress, including 3 Golden Globe Award nominations for her role in Mudbound (2017). This made her the first woman to receive multiple nominations.
Around 50, Mary J. Blige recently divorced her husband of 12 years in 2017. The singer and her former husband who also doubled as a manager, Kendu Isaacs, married on December 7, 2003. This was after that they met and started dating in 2000.
Having long argued together, the singer filed for divorce against her husband in 2016, and by 2017 they were no longer an item. The divorce, according to the filings, was sought due to irreconcilable differences. It was later reported that Kendu Isaac might have cheated on his wife.
Before meeting her husband, the singer had a very interesting dating history. Other men she has dated include K-Ci Hailey, with whom she had a very long relationship, Anthony ‘Treach’ Criss, Case Woodard and NAS. More so, after her marriage to Martin “Kendu” Isaacs ended, she was spotted with actor Jason Mitchell. This led many to believe the woman was dating the much younger Straight Outta Compton star. The fact that she took to her social media pages to share a photo of the two of them even stoked speculation even further.
Mary J Blige Net worth
Having spent almost 30 years in the music industry as well as having a good spell as an actress and model, Mary has covered places that many others can only cover in their dreams and imaginations. Therefore, it is only normal and of course fair that she is expected to have a very good net worth. Well, she does. Mary J. Blige has an estimated net worth of over $12 million.
height and body
In 2018, J Blige’s age was 47. Here’s everything you need to know about the hip-hop-soul queen’s height and body measurements:
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 145 lbs or 66 kg
Bra Size: 34C
Body measurements: 36-32-38 inches (91.5-81-96.5 cm)
Shoe size: 8 (US) or 6 (UK) or 38.5 (EU)