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Mary J. Blige artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Interviews & Profiles

Mary J. Blige's new album is My Life II.

December 2, 2011 Mary J. Blige first shook up R&B singing about pain. Seventeen years on, her message has a new tune.

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February 7, 2007 Mary J. Blige is up for eight Grammy awards this year, more than any other artist.

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January 10, 2007 Franklin collaborated on "Never Gonna Break My Faith," featured in the film Bobby.

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January 21, 2006 The chart-topping performer talks about her new CD, her past success and her personal struggles.

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Discover Songs

Public Enemy in 1987; credit: David Corio/Redferns

December 31, 2009 Def Jam's box set contains some of the most amazing music released since the dawn of hip-hop.

News

February 12, 2007 Dixie Chicks win five, and Mary J. Blige goes home with three. Ludacris gives a special shout out.

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December 18, 2007 Reviews of new music releases from Lupe Fiasco, Rivers Cuomo, Mary J. Blige and Radiohead.

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The Breakthrough

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  • Album: The Breakthrough
  • Artist: Mary J. Blige
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • Released: 2005
 

Bobby

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  • Album: Bobby
  • Artist: Original Soundtrack
  • Label: Lakeshore
  • Released: 2006
 

Def Jam Recordings 25th Anniversary

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  • Album: Def Jam Recordings 25th Anniversary
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Released: 2009