Mary J. Blige

Sep
9
Mary J. Blige Announces ‘The London Sessions’ Release Date

Mary J. Blige

All hail the Queen. Mary J. Blige has revealed a release date for her new album The London Sessions.

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Sep
5
New Music: Mary J. Blige – ‘Right Now’

Mary J. Blige

After collaborating with Disclosure and Sam Smith earlier this year, Mary J. Blige packed her bags and booked a ticket to London, where she’s been recording her new album Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions.

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has been in the studio with executive producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and British hitmakers including Smith, Emeli Sandé, and Naughty Boy.

She introduces her new sound with the first offering “Right Now,” a synth-heavy track written and produced by Disclosure, Smith, and Jimmy Napes.

“Our idea was to become part of London, to really embrace the culture, to really live in it,” Mary told The Guardian. “The music is free over here the way it used to be in the States. Artists are just free to do what they love. Listening to the radio you can hear the freedom. The music is living and breathing—you can hear that from Adele’s last album.”

The London Sessions is due December 2 on Capitol Records.

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Jul
8
Report: Mary J. Blige Taps U.K. Hitmakers for ‘The London Sessions’

Mary J. Blige

The Queen of Hip-Hop is coming to England. Mary J. Blige is reportedly working with Britain’s top hitmakers on a new album.

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Jun
20
Video: Mary J. Blige – ‘Suitcase’

Mary J. Blige

To celebrate the release of Think Like a Man Too, Mary J. Blige debuts the video for her emotional single “Suitcase” off the soundtrack to the Kevin Hart comedy. As mascara runs down her face, a disheveled Mary sits in an all-white room while being observed by men in lab coats.

Her man stands on the other side of the glass as she reflects on all the heartache he has caused her.

Earlier in the week, she debuted the celebratory video for another song of the soundtrack, her cover of Shalamar’s “A Night to Remember.”

When she’s not working on her own music, Mary has been collaborating with Sam Smith and Disclosure, and will perform at the BET Experience in L.A. on June 29.

Watch her bring the drama below.

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Jun
19
Video: Mary J. Blige – ‘Suitcase’ [Sneak Peek]

Mary J. Blige

Earlier in the week, Mary J. Blige debuted the celebratory video for “A Night to Remember.” Now the R&B diva brings the drama in the emotional video for “Suitcase,” which also appears on the Think Like a Man Too soundtrack.

With mascara running down her eyes, a teary-eyed and disheveled Mary sits in an all-white room while being observed by men in lab coats.

Get a sneak peek before the full video premieres tomorrow.

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Jun
18
Sam Smith and Mary J. Blige Perform ‘Stay With Me’ at the Apollo

Mary J. Blige and Sam Smith

Mary J. Blige joined Sam Smith during his release show concert at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on Tuesday night. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul dueted with the British crooner on his top 10 single “Stay With Me.”

“Last night was one of the greatest moments of my life. I love you @maryjblige,” tweeted Smith, to which Blige responded, “I love you too. U R Amazing & Anointed.”

Smith’s critically-acclaimed debut In the Lonely Hour dropped this week in the U.S. and is vying for No. 1 against Lana Del Rey.

Watch Smith share the stage with his idol.

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Jun
16
Video: Mary J. Blige – ‘A Night to Remember’

Mary J. Blige

It’s ladies night. Mary J. Blige gets ready for an evening out with her girls in the video for “A Night to Remember,” her remake of Shalamar’s ’80s hit.

The R&B diva rummages through her closet for the perfect outfit with some help from stylist June Ambrose. Once she’s glammed up, the ladies hit the club and dance the night away.

The celebratory clip is interspersed with footage from Think Like a Man Too starring Kevin Hart and Taraji P. Henson. Mary penned 14 new songs for the film’s soundtrack, which features Pharrell and The-Dream.

Watch MJB take on the town.

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