Stevie Wonder + Mary J. Blige - All I Do - BET Harlem Block Party - 2000

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Mary Jane Blige (/blaɪʒ/; born January 11, 1971)[4] is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and philanthropist. Her career began in 1991 when she was signed to Uptown Records.[1] She went on to release 13 studio albums, eight of which have achieved multi-platinum worldwide sales. Blige has sold 50 million albums in the United States 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.

In 1992, Blige released her first album, What's the 411?[5] Her 1994 album My Life is among Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time,[6] and Time magazine's All-Time 100 Albums.[7] She received a Legends Award at the World Music Awards in 2006, and the Voice of Music Award from ASCAP in 2007.[8] Billboard ranked Blige as the most successful female R&B/Hip-Hop artist of the past 25 years.[9] In 2017, Billboard magazine named her 2006 song "Be Without You" as the most successful R&B/Hip-Hop song of all time, as it spent an unparalleled 15 weeks atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and over 75 weeks on the chart.[10] In 2011, VH1 ranked Blige as the 80th greatest artist of all time.[11] ln 2012, VH1 ranked Blige at number 9 in "The 100 Greatest Women in Music" list
Sharing production duties were producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, R. Kelly, Babyface and Rodney Jerkins. The album was made at a time when Blige was trying to "get her life together", by trying to overcome drugs and alcohol, as well as the ending of her relationship with Hailey. After an encounter with a person who threatened her life the previous year, she tried to quit the unhealthy lifestyle and make more upbeat, happier music. As a result, songs such as "Love Is All We Need" and "Share My World" were made. Share My World debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and spawned five hit singles: "Love Is All We Need" (featuring Nas), "I Can Love You" (featuring Lil' Kim), "Everything", "Missing You" (UK only) and "Seven Days" (featuring George Benson). In February 1997, Blige performed her hit at the time, "Not Gon' Cry", at the 1997 Grammy Awards, which gained her a third Grammy Award nomination, her first for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance,Blige has had endorsement contracts with Reebok, Air Jordan, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Gap, Target, American Express, AT&T Inc., M·A·C, Apple Inc., Burger King and Chevrolet.[118] She has also been a spokesperson with Carol's Daughter beauty products and Citibank's with Nickelback program
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