- Name: Mary J. Blige
- Born: 01/11/1971 (50 years old)
- Occupation: Singer-songwriter, actress, philanthropist
Mary Jane Blige (//; born January 11, 1971) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and philanthropist. Her career began in 1991 when she was signed to Uptown Records. She went on to release 13 studio albums, eight of which have achieved multi-platinum worldwide sales. Blige has sold 50 million albums worldwide and 80 million records worldwide. Blige has won nine Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards and has also received three Golden Globe Award nominations, including one for her supporting role in the film Mudbound (2017) and another for its original song “Mighty River”. Furthermore, she also received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song, becoming the first person nominated for acting and songwriting in the same year. Since 2019, she has starred in The Umbrella Academy and Power Book II: Ghost.
Birth Name: Mary Jane Blige
Alias: Brook Lynn
Birth Place: New York City, U.S.
Mary J. Blige quotes :
There's so many things that life is, and no matter how many breakthroughs, trials will exist and we're going to get through it. Just be strong.Mary J. Blige
Don't give up, be positive and if you know someone who knows someone at a record company don't stop beating down their door till you get heard. Don't ever say it'll never happen or it'll never happen.Mary J. Blige
I've just been growing right along. It's painful, but it's a great pain, and I like suffering for great results. It's like going to the gym. It hurts really bad at first, but after a couple of months and after that diet, you're looking so hot.Mary J. Blige
When I was a child I didn't care about getting an education, and I didn't finish high school.Mary J. Blige
I wish I had an extra day with my mom sometimes. Or another hour in the day with my family, husband and children.Mary J. Blige
In the inner city, there's a mentality that the government owes you something. My breakthrough came when I stopped feeling sorry for myself and took responsibility for every part of my life. No more pity parties. I've gotta love me more than anybody else loves me.Mary J. Blige