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Mary J. Blige's Scholarship Program Poised To Bless A Female Student At Hampton University With $30K

A new scholarship opportunity will be presented to a Hampton University student thanks to Mary J. Blige.

Oct 6, 2023

Method Man Explains Why He Was Hesitant To Release 'All I Need (Remix)' Until He Received An Offer For $50K

There was once a space and time when we almost didn’t get to hear one of the biggest love songs ever.

Jun 14, 2023

Mary J. Blige Recalls Drowning In 'Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars' In Debt Owed To The IRS

There is sometimes a downside to fame and fortune. For the legendary Mary J. Blige, her success became tied to a debt worth “hundreds of millions of dollars,” per Insider.

Jun 7, 2023

Mary J. Blige Taps Black-Owned Ayars Agency To Put Black Women In Various Roles During Her Strength Of A Woman Festival

For the past 30 years, Mary J. Blige has curated the soundtrack to the lives of women across the world. Now, while music is still at the forefront of her way to send messages to the masses, so is her Strength Of A Woman (SOAW) festival.

May 16, 2023

Mary J. Blige Shares What She Learned After Losing Everything — 'Now, I'm All Over My Business. I'm All Over My Finances'

Since the beginning of her career, Mary J. Blige has produced music that serves as the soundtrack to the lives of Black women from all walks of life.

May 4, 2023

Mary J. Blige Says She Was 'Afraid Of Success' But Diddy Helped Her To Be Ambitious In Her Career

Over the course of three decades, Mary J. Blige has been one of the leading voices in the music industry. With 15 studio albums in the game, the music legend continues to sit on her throne as the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul.

Jan 30, 2023

Mary J. Blige’s Tour Partners With Medical Tech Company Hologic To Raise Health Awareness For Black Women

Adored by aunties and soul lovers globally, Mary J. Blige will be gracing the stage for her Good Morning Gorgeous tour while also raising awareness for Black women’s health.

Jun 16, 2022

Mary J. Blige Says She Had To Go On Tour Just To Pay Alimony — 'I Didn’t Have No More Money To Give'

Mary J. Blige had one heck of a weekend — from her new album release “Good Morning Gorgeous” to her successful Super Bowl LVI performance. But in a recent interview, Blige explained how the inspiration for one of her songs off the new album was all about her trials and tribulations with her divorce from her now-ex-husband, Martin “Kendu” Isaacs. In the song, the lyrics of the chorus goes: “Look now my rent money due / I spent everything f-ckin’ with you, oh / They say you win some, you win some, you lose / All I got is rеnt money due/ F-cking with you,” according to Genius.

What's The 411: How Mary J. Blige Stayed Low-Key & Got Her Money Up To A $20M Net Worth

When it comes to the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, few — if any — can hold a candle to Mary J Blige. She’s a multi-platinum selling artist who has won countless awards and redefined the way today’s artists sing their music. Originally signed to Diddy’s Uptown Records, the music mogul also helped shape her sound and became a signature on her breakthrough album, “What’s the 411?” The Bronx native already knew, at this point, that she wanted to be more than just a musician. So, Mary J. Blige started branching out into acting, and made her debut on “The Jamie Foxx Show.” And even in the acting world, Blige proved that she wasn’t just a flash in the pan. With her 2017 role in “Mudbound,” she became an Academy Award-nominated actress and singer/songwriter, proving that her formidable talent carries throughout the generations. But more than anything else, Mary J. Blige knows how to get her money and mind her business. Celebrity Net Worth recently revealed that her talent, work ethic, and...

As One Of A Few Black Women In The Spirits Industry, Mary J. Blige Takes On New Role To Diversify It

Mary J. Blige is becoming a wine connoisseur and diversifying the industry in the process. AfroTech previously reported that the R&B singer-turned-actress and businesswoman debuted a new wine called Sun Goddess Wines last year. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @sungoddesswines Now, according to Rolling Stone, Sun Goddess, an Italian wine with two varietals (so far), is part of Blige’s efforts to help diversify the notoriously monolithic wine and spirits industry. But more than just launching her own vanity brand, the music legend has joined forces with Reserve Bar to launch their newly-formed Spirited Change Initiative as an investor. Other investors in the initiative include Sean “Diddy” Combs and Thirty Five Ventures, the investment firm founded by Brooklyn Nets star and newly-minted Olympic gold medalist Kevin Durant and his longtime manager, Rich Kleiman. Mary J. Blige is not only one of the few Black people in the wine and spirits industry, but she’s one of the few...

Mary J. Blige Inks Partnership With Gold Bond to Encourage Black Stuntwomen to Champion Their Skin

Gold Bond is on a mission to uplift and spotlight the Hollywood underdogs — Black stuntwomen. To do just that, the company has launched #ChampionYourSkin, a campaign that celebrates women who put their skin to the test to break barriers not only for themselves but for others too. With Black History Month still in full swing, the skincare company has partnered with Grammy-award-winning and Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter, actress, producer, and entrepreneur, Mary J. Blige to not only champion Black stuntwomen, but also give back to the women who almost never get the recognition they deserve. “This campaign is about championing your skin and spotlighting Black stuntwomen because while it’s very little of them, it’s very important that they too are included when you talk about diversity in Hollywood,” Blige told AfroTech. “I think it’s important and I’m very excited to be a part of this because now as an actress, there’s a lot of stunts that I have to do and if it weren’t for the...

Feb 23, 2021

Mary J. Blige Teams Up With Fantinel Winery to Launch Her Own Wine Collection

The “queen of hip hop soul,” Mary J. Blige, has maintained longevity in the entertainment industry for decades. With eight multi-platinum albums , nine Grammy Awards, a 2012 Golden Globe nomination, and five American Music Awards, the legendary songstress has surpassed iconic status. Now, Blige has added her own wine collection to her impressive resume. According to Black Enterprise , the 49-year-old entertainer teamed up with the Fantinel Winery to create Sun Goddess Wines, a collection of high-end limited-time wines. Blige took to her Instagram to announce the news to fans. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mary J Blige (@therealmaryjblige) The Sun Goddess Wine collection features two of her favorite summer wines — a Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @sungoddesswines “[Creating a wine] wasn’t something that was originally at the top of my head,” Blige told ESSENCE . “One of [Maxwell’s] friends happened to be Marco Fantinel,...

Jul 1, 2020