Singer Mary J. Blige Joins ‘Mudbound’ Cast
The Queen of Hip-Soul has booked her next acting gig. According to published reports, singer Mary J. Blige, fresh off the success of The Wiz Live, has been cast alongside Jason Mitchell, Carey Mulligan and Jason Clarke to star in Dee Rees’ upcoming war drama Mudbound.
Your First Look at Mary J. Blige in The Wiz Live
So here it is you guys, your first look at singer Mary J. Blige as Evillene in the NBC revival of The Wiz Live.
The holiday event series will air December 3rd and feature Mary (The Wicked Witch of the West) alongside Queen Latifah (The Wizard), Uzo Aduba (Glinda the Good Witch), David Allen Grier (The Cowardly Lion), Ne-Yo (The Tin Man), Common (The Bouncer), Amber Riley (Addapearle) and newcomer Shanice Williams (Dorothy).
Singer Mary J. Blige has returned to the studio to record the follow-up to 2014’s The London Sessions.
Sam Roman, an English singer-songwriter who worked on the album, recently uploaded video to his You Tube page of the pair in the studio recording- and the impromptu duet of his single Overthinking that came out of the session.
According to Sam, he and Mary are musically compatible, which made their decision to work together again a no-brainer. “We have similar recording styles,” Roman told Vulture.com. “We approach the recording process similarly, and believe in letting things happen naturally. We don’t force it. We just let the music guide us.
Singer Mary J. Blige is hitting the road this fall and taking fellow R n’ B diva Tamar Braxton along for the ride.
Mary announced her upcoming MJBLive Tour via Twitter late last night. The 12-city extravaganza will kick off on October 30 in Augusta, Georgia and wrap up two weeks later in Mashantucket, Connecticut on November 15.
Tamar, who is listed as a “special guest,” will join Mary for four tour dates in total. Two in Florida, and another two in Georgia.
Singer Mary J. Blige is covering the latest edition of Healthy Living magazine.
With a new album (The London Sessions) and tour dates to fulfill, Mary says she’s more determined than ever to keep her mind, body and spirit in optimal condition. “My life today is about being focused and disciplined,” she told the magazine. “It’s not easy but it’s worth it once you start seeing the results.”
The 44-year old Queen of Hip-Hop Soul then dishes on changing up her lifestyle as she gets older, why she moved to be closer to her trainer, and why she refuses to ever again step on a scale.