Mary J. Blige is celebrating her 47th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, she is one of the most acclaimed singers of her generation.
Popular singer Mary J. Blige (Be Without You, Family Affair, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of herself hidden from view. At 47th birthday, she remains a woman of many facets.
Blige, a cultural icon
Born Mary Jane Blige in New York on January 11, 1971, her career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Blige's not just a great singer, she's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business woman. At this point in her career, there seems to be little Mary J. hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Mary J. Blige as she promises more to come. After all, she's only 47.
Happy Birthday, Mary J., you're the best!
Mary J. Blige career in pictures
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