Taraji P Henson and Mary J Blige Perform on Lip Sync Battle Season Finale

Taraji P Henson and Mary J Blige Come Together for Epic Lip Sync Battle

taraji p henson and mary j blige perform on lip sync battleAs previously reported, Empire stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard will be appearing on the season one finale of Spike TV’s break-out hit Lip Sync Battle.

This will be the pair’s second performance of the season, but this time Taraji will be getting an assist from the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, singer Mary J. Blige.
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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 Screens New Documentary

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Singer Mary J. Blige performed songs from her latest album “The London Sessions” over the weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival. As part of the concert, fans were also treated to a 45-minute screening of the singer’s documentary of the same name.

Mary recorded ‘The London Sessions” last summer in the U.K., working with the likes of Sam Smith, Emeli Sandé, Naught Boy and a handful of other British hitmakers.

The process was captured by the cameras, thanks to Capital Records, who Mary said really gave her the freedom to express herself in a way she hadn’t been able to since her days with Uptown Records.
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Video: Whole Damn Year by Mary J. Blige

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Singer Mary J. Blige has just released the video for her single “Whole Damn Year,” taken from her newly released and critically acclaimed album “The London Session.”

The black and white visual, directed by Alex Moors and Mike Ho, is a bit tough to watch as Mary visually takes a backseat as three couples act out a variety of abuse themes that mirror the song’s tragic lyrics.

“And yes, I’m good on the surface, but I’m a mess, I’m a mess underneath/ See, winter took most of my heart, and spring punched right in the stomach/ Summer came looking for blood and by autumn, I was left with nothing,” Mary sings.
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Mary J. Blige Performs New Single Live

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Singer Mary J. Blige performed her new single “My Loving” over the weekend at Fader magazine’s three day Fader Fort event in Brooklyn, New York.

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is gearing up for the release of thirteenth solo album “The London Sessions,” which is slated to be released overseas on November 24th and in the U.S. on December 2nd.

According to Mary “The London Sessions” will remind fans of the soul sounds of London made famous by 80’s artists Soul II Soul and Lisa Stansfield.
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Mary J. Unveils Official ‘Right Now’ Video

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Okay, so it appears the video Mary J. Blige released a few weeks ago for her single “Right Now” wasn’t the official video, but rather a prequel of what was to come.

The Queen of Hip-Soul just unveiled the official video for the single moments ago via VEVO.

Mary takes a completely different approach with the official video, opting for color, lots of fashion, flashy cars and the ubiquitous R&B club scene.

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Mary J. Unveils ‘Right Now’ Video

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Just moments ago the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul graced her subjects with the visually minimalistic black-and-white video for her single “Right Now,” taken from her latest album “The London Sessions,” due out December 2.

Mary takes fans behind-the-scenes for a look at the recording of the album, which took place over the summer in the U.K. with singer/songwriter Sam Smith and various other British writers/producers.
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Taste the ‘London Sessions’ with Mary J. Blige

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Via Facebook, singer Mary J. Blige has just blessed fans with the first taste of what they can expect from her upcoming twelfth solo album ‘The London Sessions.’

As previously reported, Blige has spent the last few months in the United Kingdom laying down tracks at RAK Studios with local acts like Disclosure, Naughty Boy, Sam Smith and Emeli Sandé.
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Mary J Blige Announces ‘The London Sessions’

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After declaring that her musical growth was being stunted here in the United States, singer Mary J. Blige packed her bags and headed overseas in order to get her creative groove back.

Blige found herself in the U.K. and has since teamed up with writer Sam Smith and a host of other British writers and producers to bring us “Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions,” a 10-track CD set to be released sometime this November.
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Mary J. Blige Fronts ‘Think Like a Man Too’ Soundtrack

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Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, is back with new music.

Mary used her Instagram account earlier this week to unveil “Suitcase,” the lead-off single from the upcoming “Think Like a Man Too” soundtrack, due out June 17th.

The 14-track soundtrack will feature all new music from Blige, who calls on The Dream and Pharrell for singles like “Vegas Night” and “See that Boy Again.”
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Mary J. Blige Unveils New Holiday Video

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Singer Mary J. Blige has unveiled the latest visual offering from her “A Mary Christmas” seasonal CD.

“My Favorite Things” is the second track to be released from the album, which thanks to a slew of live performances by Mary, experienced a near 90% increase in sales last week. The album presently sits at #1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart- dethroning Justin Timberlake’s “20/20” Experience, which had previously held the #1 spot for six weeks.
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Mary J. Unveils X-Mas Single

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With her first Christmas album less than a week away from hitting record store shelves, singer Mary J. Blige has unveiled its first single, the classic Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

As previously reported, Mary’s first Christmas album, A Mary Christmas, is produced by David Foster and features such classics as Little Drummer Boy, Do You Hear What I Hear, which features singer Jessie J and Noche De Paz which features Latin crooner Marc Anthony.

Mary will follow up her Christmas album with Black Nativity, her first Christmas film, which is set for a November 27th release.

So, you see… it all goes together. Christmas album, Christmas film… I’m sure Mary is hoping you spend your money on both.

Mary J. Blige Preps Christmas Album

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Singer Mary J. Blige is releasing a Christmas album.

As previously reported, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is planning on releasing her first album of traditional holiday favorites, and has officially set an October release date for the project.

Mary first spoke of the album back in June when she performed alongside singer Jennifer Lopez at the Chime for Change concert. It was then the two divas reportedly decided to do a duet which is rumored to be featured on the album.

This will be Mary’s first Christmas CD, though she has previously appeared on Christmas albums by both Andrea Bocelli and Rod Stewart.

Mary’s album will be produced by legendary songwriter/producer David Foster. Foster has previously produced Christmas albums by Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Michael Bublé and many others.

Mary J. Blige and J. Lo to Collaborate

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After their interesting collaboration at the ‘Chime for Change’ concert in London earlier this month, it appears Jennifer Lopez and Mary J. Blige may be ready to officially put something down on wax.

In a recent interview with D.C. Hot 99.5’s The Kane Show, Jennifer talked about her upcoming eighth studio album, and plans to potentially collaborate with Mary, whom she calls “one of her idols.”

Jennifer also revealed plans to possibly collaborate with Mary on her upcoming Christmas album. “I just had a big dream come through when I performed at Chime for Change with Mary J. I’ve always kind of wanted to work with her. We’re thinking about it. I’m going to do something on her Christmas album. I told her about this song on my album, and she’s like ‘send it to me, I know it’s gonna be amazing.”

To relive Mary and Jennifer’s ‘Chime for Change’ duet, check the video below.

I have also included my other two favorite Mary duets, which both happen to include Whitney Houston.



Mary J. Blige Talks Oscar Snub

Singer Mary J. Blige, whose single “The Living Proof” was nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Song category, will not be repeating the same fete at this year’s Academy Awards.

As many of you have no doubt heard, Oscar nominations were announced today and Mary’s name was not listed in the Best Original Song category.

Mary was considered a shoe in seeing as how her song was specifically written for “The Help,” which walked away with four nominations and has been considered a front runner for picture of the year.

Mary took to Twitter to voice her displeasure with the nominations process, wondering why the Academy would only nominate two songs out of a possible five.

“I’m so thankful for true fans like you all. It saddens me & feels like the Academy is being mean. 2 only nominate 2 of the 5 slots is…

Whatever else the singer may have been thinking she kept to herself and instead retweeted supportive comments made by her fans, many who thought the omission might be racially motivated.

On the flip side, I am sure singer/songwriter Siedah Garrett has no complaints today. The industry veteran did get a Best Original Song nomination for “Real in Rio,” the theme song from the animated movie Rio.

Garrett was last nominated in 2007 for her “Dreamgirls” single “Love You I Do.”

Don’t know who Siedah is? You better ask somebody. Her resume is impeccable.