Mary J. Blige is the queen of Hip Hop Soul.
This week, Time magazine finally released its annual list of the World’s 100 Most Influential People. Nine-time Grammy winner Mary J. Blige also made the covers of the June 6/June 13 duo issue, which will go on sale Friday, May 27. Mary J. Blige was featured in Time’s “Icons” section. In this chapter; Names such as Keanu Reeves, Adele, Rafael Nadal took part.
Hip Hop legend Nasir “Nas” Jones wrote an article about Blige. Nas wrote, “Mary came up the way we all did. She was a voice for us, but she wasn’t like other R&B artists at the time. She became a household name early because she was a hip-hop artist who also sang.”
Last week, the Billboard Music Awards honored Mary J. Blige with the Icon Award. Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and Pink have also previously received the honor.
Blige appeared on stage as part of the Super Bowl LVI halftime show. She also made international headlines in this way.
Mary J. Blige Announces ‘STRENGTH OF A WOMAN FESTIVAL AND SUMMIT’
Mary J. Blige women It brings together the “Festival and Summit of the Power of a Woman“. The opening ceremony of the three-day festival, co-presented by Pepsi with Live Nation Urban, will take place in Atlanta over Mother’s Day weekend from May 6-8 with an all-star cast of female comics and artists.
The festivities begin on Friday with performances by Kiana Ledè, Emotional Oranges, Rubi Rose, Inayah and MK XYZ.
Good Morning Gorgeous! Welcome to the inauguration, the beginning and the debut! Yours Truly and @Pepsi presents the Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit 2022 in partnership with @LiveNationUrban. Our purpose is to empower, educate and elevate! May 6-8 in Atlanta, Georgia. pic.twitter.com/7DzVkK6Nq2
— Mary J. Blige (@maryjblige) March 7, 2022
Saturday’s lineup at State Farm Arena includes Chaka Khan, City Girls, Ella Mai, Xscape, Queen Naija and the Hip-Hop Soul Queen, which will feature some special guests.
It caps off with a Mother’s Day brunch at City Winery, with performances from Kierra Sheard and Le’Andria Johnson.