Singer Mary J. Blige was spotted earlier this week looking très chic as she made her way back to her hotel in midtown Manhattan.
Mary has been making news lately with word that she will begin shooting the Nina Simone biopic “Nina” this month. Mary recently disclosed that she has been taking acting lessons in preparation for her first big screen starring role.
The 40 year old Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is also reportedly back in the studio finishing up tracks for her new album “My Life ||: The Journey Continues,” set to be released September 3, 2011.
A teaser single “Someone to Love Me (Naked)” was released last month and once again reunites Mary with longtime creative collaborator Sean “Diddy” Combs.
A new single (It’s You) featuring Swizz Beatz also leaked online last week and will reportedly be featured on Swizz’s upcoming collaboration album “Haute Living.”
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