The current Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige was the hottest ticket in town Friday night at the sold out Tabernacle. Mary J. earned her GED in 2010.
>>>(from Wiki) Mary Jane Blige was born in the Bronx on January 11, 1971. she is a singer-songwriter, record producer and occasional actress. She is a recipient of nine Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards, and has recorded eight multi-platinum albums. She is the only artist with Grammy Award wins in Pop, Rap, Gospel, and R&B. Blige has received the World Music Legends Award for combining hip hop and soul in the early 1990s. She was ranked number 100 in the list of 100 greatest singers of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. Blige started her musical career in 1992, releasing her multi-platinum US selling debut album, What’s the 411? on MCA Records and Uptown. What’s the 411? gave Blige her first Billboard 200 top ten album, which has continued since the release of her debut album until her latest album, Stronger with Each Tear (2009), which became Blige’s seventh consecutive album to debut at number one or number two on the Billboard 200. As of 2010, Blige has sold over 50 million albums and 15 million singles worldwide.
AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the event with his camera. Check out the online photo gallery Mary J. Blige at the Tabernacle . What did you think of the show? What do you like best about Mary J.?