Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige

Who is Mary J. Blige?

Mary J. Blige is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, as well as an actress who has been nominated in many of the categories as well as won some title. Her career began in 1989 when she signed to Uptown Records, becoming the youngest and first female artist on the label. She has released 13 studio albums, eight of which have achieved multi-platinum worldwide sales. As of 2018, Blige has sold 80 million records worldwide. Overall, she is a very talented singer. 

What is the full name of Mary J. Blige?

Mary Jane Blige is her full name. 

How old is Mary J. Blige?

Mary J. Blige celebrated her 48th birthday as of January 2019. 

When and Where was Mary J. Blige born?

Mary was born on 11th January 1971 in New York City. 

Who are the parents of Mary J. Blige?

Mary is the second child of mother Cora, a nurse, and second to father Thomas Blige, a jazz musician. When she was a child her mother used to earn and feed them. They moved to Schlobohm Houses in Yonkers, New York, immediately north of New York City, where she lived with her mother and older sister. 

What is the religion and star sign of Mary J. Blige?

Her religion is Christian and her star sign is Capricorn. 

What is the nationality and ethnicity of Mary J. Blige?

Her nationality is American and her ethnicity is Black. 

What is the education qualification of Mary J. Blige?

As per her education, she had dropped her high school in her junior year. 

Who is Mary Blige's husband?

Mary J. Blige is a married woman but as of now, she is a divorced woman. She had married her manager  Martin “Kendu” Isaacs on 7th December 2003. But the relationship did not last long and they both separated from each due to irreconcilable differences in 2016. At the time, Isaacs had two children, Nas and Jordan, with his first wife, and an older daughter, Briana, from a teenage relationship. Blige and Isaacs' divorce was finalized on June 21, 2018. Besides this, there isn’t more information about her past as well as her future plans on social sited. As of today, she is assumed to be single. 

What is the net worth of Mary J. Blige?

Mary Blige has amassed the net worth of $20 Million as of 2019 but she hasn’t mentioned out her salary. 

How tall is Mary J. Blige?

Mary is a very beautiful singer with an average height of about 179 cm. Her balanced bodyweight consists of 66 kg. Her bra size is 34 B, shoe size is 8 (US) and dress size is 10 (US). She has beautiful dye blonde hair color and brown colored eye. Her body measurement is about 36-32-38 inches. 

What makes Mary J. Blige famous?

  • In the year 1988, Mary Blige started her career by recording an impromptu cover of Anita Baker’s “Caught Up in the Rapture”. 
  • She had also released  What’s the 411? in the year 1992.
  • She had sold this album  3,318,000 copies in the US until 2010. 
  • The name of this album was derived from Blige’s past occupation as a 4-1-1 operator. 
  • Her second album Uptown Records/MCA Records was released in 1994. This album had sold 481,000 copies in its first week and remaining atop the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for an unprecedented eight weeks. 
  • She had released her third album  Share My World in the year 1997.
  • She had released her fourth album Mary in 1999, the fifth album No More Drama in 2001, sixth album Dance for Me in 2002, the seventh album The Breakthrough in 2005, Reflections (A Retrospective) in 2006, Growing Pains in 2007 and Stronger with Each Tear in 2009.
  • She released the single "Thriving" featuring Nas on 8th May 2019. 
  • On 23rd June 2019 at the BET Awards 2019, she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her extraordinary contributions to the music industry.
  • On 25th June 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Mary J. Blige among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.
  • As per her acting career, she started acting in the year 1988. 
  • She had debuted on the sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show playing a character, the apparently southern Ola Mae.
  • She had also starred rapper Q-Tip in the independent film Prison Song in 2001 and made a cameo on the Lifetime network series, Strong Medicine in the same year.
  • In 2004, she stared in an Off-Broadway play, The Exonerated,  MTV Films biopic on American singer/pianist and civil rights activist, Nina Simone in 2005 and on Ghost Whisperer, in an episode called “Mean Ghost” in 2007.
  • In the year 2017, she had starred in the period drama film Mudbound directed by Dee Rees.
  • For her performance in Mudbound, she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. 
  • In the year 2019, she starred in the role of Cha-Cha, the main antagonist in the 2019 Netflix series The Umbrella Academy.

What awards and achievement has Mary J. Blige achieved?

Mary Blige has won many awards until now. Moreover, she has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Mary J. Blige
Quick Facts of Mary Blige
Celebrated Name Mary J. Blige
Age 49 years old
Nick Name Mary
Birth Name Mary Jane Blige
Birth Date 1971-01-11
Gender Female
Profession Singer
Birth Nation USA
Nationality American
Place of Birth New York City
Mother Cora
Father Thomas Blige
Religion Christian
Horoscope Capricorn
Education Dropped her high school in her junior year
Height 179 cm
Weight 66 Kg
Body Measurement 36-32-38 inches
Net Worth $20 Million
Marital Status Married
Husband Martin “Kendu” Isaacs (EX)
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