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A number of A-listers were on hand to celebrate Mary J. Blige at the Sunset Tower Hotel, including L.A. Reid, Ludacris, Melanie Fiona, Ledisi, and actresses Taraji P. Henson and Gabrielle Union. Blige was honored at the Essence Black Women in Music event not only for her music but also for what she says is her fondest accomplishment, her philanthropic work.
Nine-time Grammy winner Mary J. Blige and world-renowned pop tenor Andrea Bocelli will join forces and perform live together in a special fund-raising segment for Haiti relief during the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Lots of celebrities came out to support and perform during the "Hope For Haiti Now" telethon that aired on all major networks last night. Check out the live performances by Beyonce, who did a wonderful job singing an emotional "Halo," as well as performances by Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Jay-Z and Bono, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, and John Legend.
It seems that Mary J. Blige has a lot to celebrate this week...including her 39th birthday. For starters, the nine-time Grammy-winning singer/actress/producer has announced her return to the main stage at Essence Music Festival this summer.
American Idol" judge Randy Jackson said on Friday he did not know whether fellow panelist Simon Cowell would be leaving the show but fevered speculation on his future was a distraction from the TV singing contest's mission of finding the next superstar.
Queen Latifah hosted The People’s Choice Awards for the fourth year in a row last night. In addition to handing out awards,the night featured a stunning performance by R&B/soul icon Mary J. Blige, who sang "I Am" from her new album, "Stronger With Each Tear." Watch the performance here.
Apparently Mary J. Blige and husband Kendu Issacs have made up since she allegedly slapped him in the face. Take a look at the couple at a L.A. Lakers game. Also seated next to Mary is Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine.
Mary J. Blige's willingness to bare her sometimes-tortured inner self via powerful music has ensured her unbroken reign as the queen of hip-hop soul over an almost-20-year career. With the release of her ninth album "Stronger With Each Tear," she extends that approach outward in Anthony Mandler's stunning cover portrait, which reveals a steely, elegant woman whose pride is tempered by wariness.