Mary J. Blige

Dec
19
Queen Latifah and DMC Perform ‘Christmas in Hollis’

DMC and Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah decked the halls of her studio with a special performance on her holiday music special. Sporting a black adidas track jacket, the rap pioneer rocked “The Queen Latifah Show” with fellow trailblazer Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, while performing Run-DMC’s classic “Christmas in Hollis.”

Mary J. Blige also joined the festivities, singing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” off her album A Mary Christmas.

“Queen Latifah Presents: A Holiday Music Special” will air on December 23, with additional performances by Gloria Estefan, Trace Adkins, and more.

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Dec
3
Video: Mary J. Blige – ‘My Favorite Things’

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Mary J. Blige got a head start on the holiday season when her album A Mary Christmas dropped in October. With three weeks until Christmas, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul debuts the second visuals off the album.

Following “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” MJB shares a few of her “Favorite Things,” which include crisp apple strudel and warm woolen mittens. In the simple and clean clip, directed by Markus Klinko and Indrani, she dons all white and a bejeweled headpiece as she covers the classic Christmas tune.

On Wednesday, she will perform at “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” alongside Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande, Toni Braxton, and more.

Watch the video below and see her duet with country star Jennifer Nettles on “CMA Country Christmas.”

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Nov
25
Mary J. Blige and Jessie J Duet on ‘The X Factor’ U.K.

Mary J. Blige and Jessie J

Mary J. Blige brought the Christmas spirit overseas. On Sunday, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul joined forces with British darling Jessie J to perform their duet “Do You Hear What I Hear?” on “The X Factor” U.K. The ladies showed off their powerful pipes, while Jessie traded her blonde hair for black locks.

The song can be found on Mary’s holiday album A Mary Christmas.

Celebrate the season with the big-voiced divas.

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Nov
22
Mary J. Blige Teams with Revolt TV for Christmas Special

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Mary J. Blige is kicking off the holidays with Revolt TV. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has partnered with Diddy’s network for a one-hour primetime special.

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Nov
18
Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, & CeeLo Green Welcome Christmas at The Grove

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It was far from a silent night at The Grove in L.A. Some of R&B’s biggest stars kicked off the holiday season at the shopping center’s 11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday. The festive evening featured performances from Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, CeeLo Green, Jewel, Il Volo, and more.

After appearing on HSN earlier in the day, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul spread some cheer while singing songs off her holiday album A Mary Christmas. At one point, she flubbed the lyrics to “My Favorite Things” and stopped midway before returning to the stage to redo the performance.

Toni Braxton and Babyface teamed up for their sultry duet on “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

CeeLo Green, dressed for summer in a white tee and shorts, rocked around the 100-foot Christmas tree with seasonal tunes including “This Christmas.”

The evening capped off with a fireworks spectacular. The performances will air at a later date on a local L.A. station.

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Nov
4
Video: Mary J. Blige – ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’

Mary J. Blige

Now that Halloween is over, Mary J. Blige is getting into the full swing of the holidays. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul spreads some Christmas cheer with the video for her remake of Judy Garland’s classic “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

In the simple yet chic clip, directed by Markus Klinko and Indrani, snow falls to the ground as she sings the soulful song surrounded by presents.

Her first holiday album A Mary Christmas is now available featuring duets with Jessie J, Barbra Streisand, Marc Anthony, and more.

“I was definitely not trying to make hip-hop soul Christmas songs or some club music Christmas songs,” Mary told ESSENCE. “I’m just like everyone else, I don’t like when people take the nostalgia out of the classics. I didn’t want to mess up. So I just gave you my version of the Christmas songs.”

Unwrap MJB’s early Christmas gift below.

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Oct
23
Mary J. Blige Sings National Anthem at World Series

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Before the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox kicked off Game 1 of the World Series, Mary J. Blige took the field to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Boston’s Fenway Park. Emotions ran high as the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul delivered a stirring rendition of the patriotic tune as jets flew overhead.

She also performed the national anthem before Game 6 of the 2009 World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Her holiday album, A Mary Christmas, made its debut on the Billboard 200 this week.

Did MJB knock it out of the park? Watch her performance below.

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