An ubiquitous presence on the radio for more than 25 years, Mary J. Blige is one of the most successful recording artists of all time.
Since breaking out in 1992, Blige has gone on to sell millions of albums and has won some of the most coveted accolades in entertainment, including nominations at the 2018 Academy Awards. Her net worth, not surprisingly, reflects her longstanding success in both music and acting.
But just who is Mary J. Blige? What is her net worth? Here’s everything you need to know about who the singer and actress, her age, how she’s made money over the years, her relationship status, role in the film Mudbound andmore.
Who is Mary J. Blige?
Mary J. Blige is a singer, record producer and actress known as the ‘Queen of Hip-Hop Soul’. Over the course of her successful career, Blige has sold millions of albums and been honored with multiple Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy nominations and wins.
Blige was born in New York City on January 11, 1971 and grew up in Savannah, Georgia and Yonkers, New York.
She dropped out of high school her junior year and started a career in music. Her talent caught the attention of Uptown Records, who signed her as a backing vocalist in 1989.
Blige soon collaborated with rapper Puff Daddy, who produced her debut album What’s the 411? The album, released in July 1992, was a success, peaking at number six on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.