Mary J. Blige
Mary Jane Blige (born in 1971) came from the lively Yonkers neighbourhood in New York. One day when she was a teenager, she recorded an Anita Baker cover in one of those mobile studios you sometimes see in American shopping centres. 1989: the demo landed at Uptown Records and she was signed. She was 20 when Puff Daddy (an intern at a record label at the time) noticed Blige’s flow. She released her first album in 1992 (What’s the 411). The Yonkers hothead soon became the “Queen of hip-hop-soul”. The diva collaborated with the best producers and hit gold. She shared the floor with her idol, Aretha Franklin, on the album Mary.
Two years later she released one of the best albums of her career, The Breakthrough, which saw her return to her former glory. The London Sessions came out in 2014 and was recorded with the new generation of house music: Disclosure, Emeli Sandé, Sam Smith, Naughty Boy and Jimmy Napes
Mary J. Blige (artiste), Sharon Bennett (back-vcl), Ashley Washington (back-vcl), Elizabeth Komba (back-vcl), Marcus Kincy (k), Lamont Neuble (k), Raymond Hinton (g), Robert Smith Jr (b) & Rexsell Hardy Jr (dms/md)
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