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 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.
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.
Marrying Down Ruined Mary J. Blige’s Marriage
Mary J. Blige is finally revealing what led to the demise of her 12-year marriage to manager Kendu Isaacs. In a candid interview with friend and radio host Angie Martinez, The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul essentially blames marrying down for her decision to finally seek a divorce. “Unfortunately, he was my everything and you can’t make a person your everything,” Mary explained of reaching her breaking point. “I just gave him too much but I did it so he could feel comfortable in the company of my peers, so when he comes around he can say he’s not just Mary J. Blige’s Husband.”
Mary J. Blige Unveils ‘Strength of a Woman’ Cover Art + Release Date
Mary J. Blige’s Strength of a Woman album finally has a release date of April 28th. Mary made the announcement earlier today via Instagram, where she also unveiled the album’s official cover art. Photographed by Dennis Leupold, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is seen perched upon her throne wearing an original leather and lace ensemble by Elie Saab and zippered thigh-high boots by Giuseppe Zanotti.
First Listen: U + Me (Love Lesson) by Mary J. Blige
Singer Mary J. Blige continues to take her soon-to-be ex-husband to task on U + Me (Love Lesson), the latest single to be released from her upcoming 13th solo album, Strength of a Woman. The track is produced by Brandon Hodge and is officially set to be released this coming Friday, February 17th.
‘Thick of It’ Video by Mary J. Blige
Singer Mary J. Blige is back with the visual for her new single Thick of It. The track is the first to be released from the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul’s thirteenth solo album, Strength of a Woman, due out later this year.
Mary J Blige on How to Get Away with Murder
Singer Mary J. Blige is set to play Annalise Keating’s longtime hairdresser and sometime confidant on the October 20th episode of How to Get Away with Murder titled It’s About Frank. Above, we have your first look at Mary in the role, as well as several other promo shots from the episode.