New Mary J. Blige music is on the way! On Monday (March 27th), MJB announced her latest album, titled ‘Strength Of A Woman‘. The album will be released April 28th. This will be Blige’s 13th studio album, a follow up to MJB’s, The London Sessions, which was released in 2014. Her new album will reportedly include features and production from Hit-Boy, Jazmine Sullivan and Kanye West. It is highly speculated that Blige will cover the real life drama involving her divorce from husband/manager Kendu Isaacs on ‘Strength Of A Woman’.
Starting her career as a background singer on Uptown Records in 1989, Blige released her first album, What’s the 411?, in 1992, and has released 12 studio albums since and made over 150 guest appearances on other albums and soundtracks.
A recipient of nine Grammy Awards, in addition to receiving a record of thirty Grammy nominations, and also known as the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Blige is one of few entertainers in history to have eight or more albums to reach multi-platinum status. For her part in combining hip hop and soul in the early 1990s and its subsequent commercial success, Blige received the Legends Award at the World Music Awards.
As of 2013, Blige has sold more than 50 million albums and 25 million singles worldwide.