New Music: Mary J. Blige f/ Beyoncé – ‘Love a Woman’

Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige

Divas unite. Mary J. Blige and Beyoncé speak up for their fellow ladies on “Love a Woman,” a ’90s-inspired duet off Mary’s 10th album My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act I), in stores Monday. The R&B songstresses showcase their powerful pipes as they tell their men what they want from a relationship.

Sean Garrett explained how the soulful collaboration came together. “I initially did the record for Beyoncé and then we just felt it would be an even bigger record with Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige,” the producer-songwriter told Rap-Up.com. “Both these women are two iconic female figures in the world, and what would be better than putting those two on a record? We felt it would be a really iconic move.”

Is the divas’ duet worthy of the hype? Listen and sound off below.

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83 Comments

  1. Humberto

    Can’t wait till monday…

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    FOLLOW @IRS_yr5000ken Reply:

    @Humberto, got my copy!! & Part II is coming soon with the hottest tracks on it!!

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  2. Stalker

    Um….I WANT to like it…

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    Denzel White Reply:

    @Stalker, LMAO same way i felt

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    tell'em Reply:

    @Stalker, same here. Not really caring too much for Mary’s new project. I hope her well tho..

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    isabella! Reply:

    @Stalker, when you put the two names together you expect like a big ass banger that would have everybody talking about it, but this song is not it. it isn’t bad but it isn’t what it should be.

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    KillBill Reply:

    @isabella!, Your avi looks like Rihanna, your comment is invalid.

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    RusselxJones Reply:

    @KillBill, LMFAAOOOOO!! *death*

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  3. Alfonso

    I can listen to this all day long. dope ass track frm my homegurlz beyonce & mjb. keep it knock’n in yo speakerz

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  4. ME

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. xedos

    too much going on in this song . the arrangement sucks. one person should have done this song

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    OSL Reply:

    @xedos, I love them both .. but I agree with u

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  6. Speechless

    2 thumbs up!!!

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  7. keoshawn

    i love it Queen Bey & Queen Mary J slayyyed this hands down

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    ok Reply:

    @keoshawn, just because you like both of them dont mean that you got to lie, its not great but I wish it was

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    KillBill Reply:

    @ok, But she didn’t ask for your feed back, if she loved it let her love it.

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  8. Me2

    It does nothing for me. When these two women get together it was susposed to be all hell. Just like when Alicia and Bey got together but it was just blah…Its not a bad song but i rather this song over many of the songs on both womens albums but it didnt deliver like a powerful collaboration of there statues like when “Michael & Janet *Scream*, “Mariah & Whitney *When You Believe*, “Celine Dion & Barbara Striesand *Tell Him* did songs. You heard them it was a great vocal, produced well, effort from the artisit.

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  9. Sweetie_pie

    Ohh My Gosh!! I Feel In Love With This Instantly. Mary J. Blige && Beyonce Did Their Thing On This Track. Epic Duet. I Love It, Been Playing Out The Ying Yang. Love It. Watch The Haters Come Though. Go Mary & Bey.

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  10. mr.wrong

    this is soo RIGHT :D :D after this MR. Wrong will becomeee MR. Right Now :D :D :D :D :D soooooooo soulful and very pritty. BEST R&B collabooo :D :D :D :D

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  11. mrstackhouse

    This needs to be a single we need a throwback on the radio like this.

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  12. Destined

    Awesome duet!

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  13. MinajIsTheBest

    Wack!! Maybe Nicki could have helped you out!! Try again you old broads are done…#TeamMinaj

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    Charlies Reply:

    @MinajIsTheBest, old broads? nicki turns 29 in less than a month and beyonce just turned 30. Stop embarrassing yourself.

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    D Reply:

    @Charlies, LMAO great!

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    smh Reply:

    @Charlies, i like nicki minaj music but i agree with u nicki not that young she got a year left n she will b 30 like bey her lil wayne the same age

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    Hov Team Reply:

    @MinajIsTheBest, Obviously your too young to know whats dope and whats wack. Go listen to MJ and Nicki’s song. OH SNAP! That song didn’t make MJ album. It got PULLED.

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    imjusme Reply:

    @Hov Team, o u should feel dumb because it was confirmed that nicki’s part wasnt even on that song someone put two diff songs together. u feeling salty? wipe the salt off ur shoulders #teamminaj

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    Hov Team Reply:

    @imjusme, Lil kid, whatever wasn’t on a song, her lyrics were wack. Mary and Nicki music don’t even go together. Thats like Mary singing along with them chipmunk characters. What ADULT even ride with Nicki wack swagga
    jackin azz.

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    Beyonce is desperate Reply:

    @Hov Team, You got played HARD. Go home and sit in your little corner. U need Timeout to come back harder.

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    Hov Team Reply:

    @Beyonce is desperate, Played hard! You kids are as dumb as Nicki’s lyrics. “U need timeout to come back harder.” Now if that wasn’t some wack elementrary shyt you just typed.

    Redchainsaw Reply:

    @MinajIsTheBest, #TeamMinaj is si generic ,Nicki Minaj music suxx

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    wow Reply:

    @MinajIsTheBest, nicki minaj cant do a R&B song she wont sound right so ether way she would have never help the song the song is good the way it is

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  14. Mook

    lol why hasn’t Beyonce did a duet with Rihanna yet? It’s obviously some tension…is Bey jealous? Does Ri-Ri not like Bey? Hmmm I wanna know what’s really going on…

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    cece Reply:

    @Mook, why should she work her, out of all ppl.

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    Redchainsaw Reply:

    @Mook, A duet would be as thought Rihanna was singing back up for Beyonce, Rihanna = Medocrity

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    uh..hold up one sec lil boo Reply:

    @Mook, how many songs has Bey done with female features or duets since she has gone solo?…ok, yea i know. And same question for Rihanna exclude the crap Brit tried? o ok.

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    Beyonce is desperate Reply:

    @Mook, Yes Bey is jealous of Rihanna. Have you seen bey without make up lately, she looks ham( plain Jane). Now look at Monica, Ashanti and Latoya. They are fine without all that cake makeup that’s plastered on their face. Good or bad day. Beyonce needs enhancements to make her look half way decent. That’s also the reason why Jay put stipulations in the prenuptials that required Bey to keep up her image. Him and many more people know that Beyonce is a 6 out of 10 in the looks department. All she got to her advangtage is that she’s light skin. Everything else is bought, glued, tuck and stuffed.

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    mamario Reply:

    @Beyonce is desperate,

    BEYONCE FEAT. JENNIFER LOPEZ would be the hottest video of ALL TIMES!!!

    Can’t believe they did this earlier…

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    Beyonce is desperate Reply:

    @mamario, Jen is HOT and she overshadows Bey in the looks department.

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    omg Reply:

    @Beyonce is desperate, ummmm how can u hate on someone this bad n rihanna not that cute without makeup ether and none of the other ppl u named half of the celeb women look plane jane

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    Beyonce is desperate Reply:

    @omg, Rihanna looks plain but she has two features that make her unique and a number or two above Bey on a 1to 10 scale. I’m only answering mook’s question honestly. You act like I addressed it to you. If I’m not calling you ugly, then keep it moving.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Mook, You sound really stupid … why would Beyonce work w/ Rihanna’s wack ass? Unlike Rihanna, Beyonce doesn’t get on everyone’s track & she does not have any & everyone on her tracks. Ask yourself this, why would Beyonce be jealous of Rihanna. Rihanna is rep’d by RocNation management which is J’s company. So a portion of Rihanna’s money goes to J who is B’s husband … so GTFOH!

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Mook, When Rihanna has a #1 album then and only then will Beyonce CONSIDER working w/ her lesser than self.

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  15. Redchainsaw

    This ismamdope track,it sounds like a classic already
    Beyonce vocals are so smooth

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  16. Redchainsaw

    This is a dope track,it sounds like a classic already
    Beyonce & Mary vocals are so smooth

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  17. Tel

    i really like this song. fans of both and for them to come together is amaaazing :)

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  18. Jasmine

    LOVE IT….this is REAL r&b but I see this new generation needs to be re-introduced to REAL r&b like they need to be re-introduced to REAL hip hop.

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  19. BEYONCE IS A FLOP

    PURE BORING TRASH AND BEYONCE A COPYCAT

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  20. Arthusandnico

    Yeah ! Finally Beyonce doing something worth listening !
    Mary J reigns supreme

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  22. cece

    i fucking wish bey would collab with rihanna i would disown her forever. after she had fucked jay some many times, bey hold yyour ground. if you work with riri that means she would have played you.

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  23. @mrhoges90

    word on the street is this was actually Beyonce song for 4 but it didnt make the album so she sent it over to Marys people and wanted to keep her on the track bc its been her dream to do a duet with Mary for years.

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    Beyonce is desperate Reply:

    @@mrhoges90, Yeah, sounds like a political answer.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @@mrhoges90, Um, how is it word on the street when Sean Garrett stated this in an interview? BTW, Sean Garrett wrote the track.

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  24. Dee Eugene

    I loved it. The song had a soulful 90s R&B feel that most modern R&B just doesn’t have. Mary and Bey make an excellent pair. :)

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  25. Val

    This is what radio needs on Urban.

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  26. phylicia

    OK so I’m REALLY feelin’ this right here!!!!!!!! Takes me back to summer ’95 in a good way. MJB and Beyonce are two R&B Queens and you can’t get anything better then this!

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  27. carl

    now this is a hit yes sir

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  28. yoo

    like this song! sounds like a throwback to Mary’s Share My World days. However, the bridge is kind of a mess and lasted for way too long. Dope ass song though

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  29. NaughtyGirl

    Beyoncé Killed this song damn .. -.- Bey is so silly this Song was cancelted from ”4” Tracklist but then she put Rather Die Young for it ! She had record 72 Tracks we now 20 it ( The Tracklist from 4-Deluxe + Control + Waiting + Love A Woman + Slow Love )

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @NaughtyGirl, & Inevitably (Forever To Bleed)

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    DaDonRoman Reply:

    @Real Issh, Actually Concrol Was Recorded During The AM Era. Waiting Was Recorded In 08-09. Slow Love Is Nothing New Either… I’ve Had All These Songs On My IPod Since ’08. I Am Looking Forward To Hearing The Leftover 60 Songs She Recorded

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  30. Jay

    I loved this from the first time I heard that snippet. Beyonce & Mary J Blige are legends for a reason. Incomparable, vesatile, beautiful voices.

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  31. mofan95

    WHY WASN’T MR.WRONG OR THIS THE FIRST LEADING TWO SINGLES!!! Mary this needs to be a single!!!! release this please and for goodness sake promote Mr.Wrong on radio or something cause 25/8 is doing nothing sadly!

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  32. shakeLIFE

    nice track but Mary these hoes is mad thirsty and delusional… *shrugs*

    *randomly sends shawty a bouquet of tulips*

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  33. Natalie

    I actually like it I wasn’t expecting for their voices to blend together so well. Real RnB point blank period.

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  34. Ice

    Was that a Keith Sweat “Right and a Wrong Way” interpolation I heard? I think so. I dig it, alot, better than Mr. Wrong imo.

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  35. WHORUNTHEWORLD?

    MJB’s voice sounds really off this era, idk what’s up but I dont like it

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  36. Jamaican

    Very Nice !

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  37. Haters fall back

    Im so sick of the Haters! This song is definitely a hit! Beyonce and Mary J. sound really good together. You see today’s generation is into that pop bullshit and dont know what real music is. Im 22 years old and I love it when music is taken back to the 90′s. some people just need to hop off bey’s and Mary’s dick and take a fuckin music appreciation class you ungrateful, unacknowledged mothafuckas! Excuse my language but damn Im just tired of ignorant ass people. Please fall the fuck back!Thanks #teammarybey!

    PS. There is a difference between hating and disliking. Its ok to dislike

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @Haters fall back,

    I was looking for a way to say EXACTLY what you said…but you hit it.

    Young people didn’t live through the 90′s like Mary and B did.

    And what’s funny is that I would think B’s fans would appreciate what they did together.

    Maybe because they ain’t talkin about money, sex, and drugs it makes it to hard for them to like.

    I will say that I don’t like how some of the lyrics were sung…it seemed to be too much at times like I couldn’t understand what was being said. BUT the song itself is VERY pretty the way they sing it.

    True R&B fans will aprpeciate it. Bump the ones that don’t…grown people music all day, baby!

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @brainfood.com,

    …except all the cussin. I prolly would’ve said it differently, but I get where you coming from.

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  38. Kim

    it OK…the chorus is the best!

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  39. Sharp Tongue

    This track is FIRE!!! fuck you haters and I know for a fact Beyonce will eat this song up in a live performance.

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  40. jarvis

    i like it…real rnb.. kudos mary!

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  41. Blaze

    OMG! They killed this shit its so #Epic loving this song so much vocals were on point 90′s groove too an too all the ppl that don’t know shit about real music an just fall out an have many seats.

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  42. aROB

    Is the version clear? or is this a leak

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  43. @MrKalebBlake

    This song is giving me the next Tyler Perry movie soundtrack–oop. I went there.

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  44. tosha22

    this is hot love both ladies get it girls.

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  45. queenb

    Sounds amazing, R&B Y’ALLLLLLLLLLL

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  46. iTwittterKing

    I DON’T like it they are both old and I’m not feeling it….on Monday I will be picking up Talk That Talk!!!

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  47. Ray

    I’m still trying to figure out why Beyonce didn’t send this to Rihanna….hmmm? I know she was a suggestion

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  48. lillie

    wack,wack,wack,bring on solange please.

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