Mary J. Blige is an American R&B singer, songwriter and actress who has sold 50 million albums in the United States and 80 million records worldwide. Among her awards, she has won nine Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards and has also received three Golden Globe Award nominations. Blige’s 1994 album My Life, went 3x Platinum and won the 1995 Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Album. Among her most popular songs to date are “Family Affair”, “Real Love”, “My Life”, “Not Gon’ Cry” and “Be Without You”. She has also had a successful acting career, with supporting roles in films such as Prison Song, Rock of Ages, Betty and Coretta, Black Nativity, her Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated breakthrough performance as Florence Jackson in Mudbound, Trolls World Tour, Body Cam and starring as Dinah Washington in the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic Respect. In 2019, Blige starred as Cha-Cha in the first season of the Netflix television series The Umbrella Academy. Currently, she stars as Monet Tejada in the spin-off of the highly rated TV drama Power in Power Book II: Ghost.
Born Mary Jane Blige on January 11, 1971 in New York, to parents Cora and Thomas Blige, she spent much of her childhood in Savannah, Georgia. She is the younger sister of LaTonya Blige-DaCosta, and younger half-sister of Bruce Miller. Blige began her career as a backing vocalist for Uptown Records in the early 1990s. From 2003 to 2018, she was married to her manager, record executive Kendu Isaacs.
Mary J. Blige Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 11 January 1971
Birth Place: New York, USA
Birth Name: Mary Jane Blige
Nicknames: Brook Lynn, The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, The Queen of R&B, M.J.B., Empress of Soul, Queen of Hip Hop
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Philanthropist
Hair Color: Platinum Blonde
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Mary J. Blige Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 145 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 66 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 4″
Height in Meters: 1.63 m
Body Build/Type: Average
Body Measurements: 36-32-38 in (91.5-81-96.5 cm)
Breast Size: 36 inches (91.5 cm)
Waist Size: 32 inches (81 cm)
Hips Size: 38 inches (96.5 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 34C
Feet/Shoe Size: 8 (US)
Dress Size: 10 (US)
Mary J. Blige Family Details:
Father: Thomas Blige (Jazz Musician)
Mother: Cora Blige (Nurse)
Spouse/Husband: Kendu Isaacs (m. 2003–2018)
Siblings: LaTonya Blige – DaCosta (Older Sister), Bruce Miller (Younger Half-Brother)
Others: Brianna Isaacs (Stepdaughter), Nas Isaacs (Stepson), Jordan Isaacs (Stepdaughter)
Mary J. Blige Education:
Roosevelt High School
Mary J. Blige Facts:
*She was born on January 11, 1971 in New York, USA.
*Her full name is Mary Jane Blige.
*She began her career in 1991, signing to Uptown Records.
*She released her multi-platinum-selling debut album, What’s the 411? in 1992.
*Her 1994 album My Life is among Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and Time magazine’s All-Time 100 Albums.
*She earned a Legends Award at the World Music Awards in 2006, and the Voice of Music Award from ASCAP in 2007.
*Billboard named her as the most successful female R&B/Hip-Hop artist of the past 25 years.
*VH1 named her as the 80th greatest artist of all time in 2011.
*Billboard magazine named her 2006 song “Be Without You” as the most successful R&B/Hip-Hop song of all time in 2017.
*She is a lifelong liberal Democrat.
*She is a huge fan of Led Zeppelin since she was a child.
*She is friends with Wyclef Jean and Taraji P. Henson.
*Visit her official website: www.maryjblige.com
*Follow her on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.