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Mary J. Blige

Chucky Thompson speaks at a Recording Academy event in January 2009. The late producer created some of the most celebrated hits of the '90s "hip-hop soul" era. Joe Kohen/WireImage for NARAS/Getty Images hide caption

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Chuck Berry in the Chess Records recording studio. The New York Times reports that originals of Berry's Chess catalog were burned in the 2008 Universal fire. Gilles Petard/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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From Chuck Berry To Tupac Shakur: Taking Stock Of The 2008 Universal Fire

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Whitney Houston (shown here performing in 1994) starred in the movie Waiting To Exhale, and contributed several songs to its breathtaking, beloved soundtrack. Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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"It's a responsibility being Mary J. Blige," the singer says. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'I'm Not Going To Be Broken': Mary J. Blige On 'Strength Of A Woman'

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Mary J. Blige has just released a new album, her 13th, called The London Sessions. Polina Yamshchikov for NPR hide caption

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Mary J. Blige: 'I'm Not Worried, Trying To Keep It Real — I Am Real'

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Guest DJ Smokey Robinson

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Radiohead Bonus Disc Not So Crucial

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Career Profile: Singer Mary J. Blige

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Mary J. Blige, Making 'The Breakthrough'

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Mary J. Blige's new album is My Life II. Markus Klinko and Indrani hide caption

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For The Queen Of Hip-Hop Soul, A Sequel About Strength

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