Mary J. Blige Praised for ‘Mudbound’ Role
Singer Mary J. Blige is capping off 2017 on a very high note. In addition to Fox picking up a new dance drama she’s producing, the R&B veteran was also recently recognized for her performance in the Dee Reese film Mudbound. Mary was honored with the Breakout Performance Award at this year’s Hollywood Film Awards, for her role as a depression-era mother trying to raise her children in the deep south.
Mary J. Blige and Laurieann Gibson Join Forces
Singer Mary J. Blige is set to produce 8 Count, a new Fox drama inspired by the life and career of choreographer Laurieann Gibson. According to published reports, the hour-long series will be a music-fueled look into the life a young dancer who must join forces with an up-and-coming singer in order to salvage her fledgling career.
Preview Mudbound with Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige’s recent independent film with director Dee Rees is officially coming to Netflix and select theaters on November 17th. Mudbound, which tells the story of two impoverished families, one black and the other white, struggling to survive in the impoverished Mississippi Delta post World World ll, was first screened at the Sundance Film Festival and then purchased by Netflix for $12.5 million dollars.
Mary J. Blige Readies Her Glow Up
Singer Mary J. Blige is readying the release of two new singles from her recent Strength of a Woman album. Earlier this week the Queen of Hip Hop Soul took to Instagram to share the cover art for both singles, which include Set Me Free, and Glow Up, a collaboration between Mary, Missy Elliot, Quavo and DJ Khaled.
First Look: Strength of a Woman Video
Singer Mary J. Blige employed a bit of eclectic promotion for the premiere of her Strength of a Woman video over the weekend. In a collaboration absolutely no one saw coming, Mary teamed up with TNT to feature the women of their new series Claws prominently throughout the visual.
Mary J. Blige to Pay Estranged Husband Spousal Support
At her most recent divorce hearing, singer Mary J. Blige was ordered by a judge to pay her estranged husband, Kendu Isaacs, $30,000 a month in temporary spousal support. The bright side, if you can imagine there is one, is that the figure is significantly less than the $130,000 a month Isaacs was originally asking for.
‘Love Yourself’ Video by Mary J. Blige
Via her social media pages, singer Mary J. Blige has unveiled the video for the remix of her new single Love Yourself. While the album version features Kanye West, it was rapper A$AP Rocky the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul called upon to spice up the track and appear with her in the visual.
First Look: ‘Strength of a Woman’ Documentary
Another day, another artist forced to release a documentary to sell music that is otherwise uninspiring and lackluster. I hate to be a Negative Nelly, but remember when all it took to make you love or hate a song was listening to it? Remember when music used to capture your imagination and take you places? I do, and that’s why this documentary bandwagon artists have jumped on annoys me. Good music doesn’t require explanation. I don’t need to know what you felt while you were writing the song. I don’t need to see the pen and paper you wrote the lyrics on. I just need good music… sans the unnecessary and ineffectual hype.