First Look: Mary J. Blige in The Wiz Live

Your First Look at Mary J. Blige in The Wiz Live

Mary J. Blige in The Wiz LiveSo 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).
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Video: Mary J. Blige Returns to the Studio

MARY J BLIGE RETURNS TO THE STUDIO TO RECORD THE FOLLOW UP TO THE LONDON SESSIONSSinger 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 “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.
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Mary J. Blige and Tamar Braxton to Tour Together

mary j. blige and tamar braxton going on tour togetherSinger 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.
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Mary J. Blige Covers Healthy Living Magazine

MARY J BLIGE COVERS HEALTHY LIVING MAGAZINE-5Singer 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.
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Mary J. Blige Gets ‘Confidential’

Singer Mary J. Blige kicks off 2013 gracing the latest digital issue of Los Angeles Confidential Magazine.

Along with a killer pictorial, Mary also sat down with journalist Kevin Sessums, where the two discussed everything from Mary’s upcoming role in the Lifetime movie ‘Betty and Coretta’ to the death of singer Whitney Houston, which Mary says prompted her to 100% give up drinking altogether.

Exceprts below…

Mary on what drew her to the ‘Betty and Coretta’ film, which she not only stars in but co-produces as well: “You have to move forward. If Betty had not moved forward, Malcolm X would have died and that would have been it. I didn’t even realize that she and Coretta had been friends. Women never get a chance to have their stories told when there are important men involved. That’s what drew me to the part.”

Mary on how Whitney Houston’s death affected her personally: “What I did was I chose to learn how to drink socially and it didn’t work. The test comes when you have to decide whether you’re drinking to be social or drinking to cover up something again. To cover up depression. To cover up guilt. Shame. Abandonment. All of that, man. Once I realized, “There you go again,” I had to stop. Whitney Houston’s death really affected me. Her death is another reason I stopped. I really do think I’m done. I looked at how that woman could not perform anymore.”

Red the entire interview here.

Video: Don’t Mind by Mary J. Blige

Singer Mary J. Blige has returned with the visuals for her latest single “Don’t Mind,” the fourth track to be released from her gold certified My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act 1) album.

If the song already sounds familiar to you, it’s because the melody was used in the singer’s now infamous Burger King commercial.

Despite that slight faux pas, “Don’t Mind” is a classic Mary J. joint and more than worthy of your time.

Mary J. Unveils Alternate Video

Though Mary J. Blige’s “Mr. Wrong” single features rapper Drake, when the video was released back in December the Canadian MC was conspicuously absent.

That oversight has been rectified however with the release of a second version of the video that does indeed feature the emotional heir to the Young Money throne.

Drake told AOL Music a scheduling conflict kept him from being able to appear in the original video, as he was overseas doing promotion for his “Take Care” CD.

Mary J. Debuts “Mr. Wrong” Video

Singer Mary J. Blige has just unveiled the video for “Mr. Wrong,” the second single to be released from her tenth solo album “My Life: The Journey Continues (Act 1).

The single was released to radio last month and will definitely get a boost from the video, Mary’s best in a long time.

Check it out below…

FYI: Though Drake appears on the album version of the song, he is not featured in the video- a good decision if you ask me.

Mary J. Blige’s Live Concert Stream

If you didn’t tune in live over the weekend to watch Mary J. Blige’s intimate webcast at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, no fears, we have the entire hour and half plus performance for you below.

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul was joined on stage by rapper Nas, who helped her perform her new single ‘Feel Inside, which he is featured on.

Mary also dedicated her show to late rapper Heavy D.

The night’s performance was sold out and reportedly featured a slew of celebs in the audience- including Busta Rhymes, Jennifer Lopes and Magic Johnson.

Mary J. Blige Set to Perform Live Webcast

Mary J. Blige Celebrates Her ‘Life’

Singer Mary J. Blige is about to give the performance of her life… literally. The 40-year old Queen of Hip-Hop Soul will celebrate the release of her upcoming ‘My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act 1),’ album by performing a live webcast on November 17th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California.

The internet broadcast will be directed by choreographer Adam Shankman and will air exclusively via Mary’s VEVO page at 11pm. EST.

According to the singer, the night’s performance will feature mostly songs from her new album, but will also pay homage to its predecessor, the chart topping 1994 classic ‘My Life.’

In an interview with the NY Times blog, Mary said fans will have to tune in to see if any of the album’s guest stars make an appearance.

‘My Life II’ features cameos from Nas, Busta Rhymes, Drake, Beyonce and even Mary’s rap persona Brook Lynn.

And speaking of Beyonce, a 30 second clip of her and Mary’s duet ‘Love a Woman,’ has leaked. Give it a listen below and let us know what you think.