Be Happy, It’s Mary J Blige’s Birthday


Today is the iconic  songstress Mary J. Blige’s birthday ! For the past 25  years, Mary has received 101 awards including multiple Grammys and NAACP Image awards. From hardships to success, Mary has never shied away from being a story teller and being  relatable to her audience. Our favorite diva has influenced the 90’s heavily with her fashions and even the music of artists of today with her R&B hits and numerous albums.

From What’s the 411 ?  (a CLASSIC album that still HITS no matter what day of the week ) to  My Life II.. The Journey Continues (Act 1) to collaborating with  Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim, and Method Man to working with Pharrell, Kid Cudi and Disclosure, the woman is not only unstoppable but forever versatile. One thing Mary has taught everyone (including my own generation)it is  that there is nothing not beautiful about being a work in progress nor short of a privilege to be able to evolve . In case you  need some Mary in your life, here are our top 20 songs (because 10 wouldn’t do justice ) from the legend and if your not doing Mary’s signature two-step then what are you doing ?

Peep the gems below.

TOP 20

  1. Be Happy
  2. I Can Love You ft. Lil Kim
  3. Mary’s Joint
  4. Ill Be There for You/ You’re All I Need ft. Method Man
  5. Real Love
  6. Seven Days  ft. George Benson
  7. You Remind Me
  8. My Life
  9. Family Affair
  10. No More Drama
  11. Just Fine
  12. Not Gon Cry
  13. Deep Inside ft. Elton John
  14. Changes Ive Been Going Through
  15. Take Me As I am
  16. Rainy Dayz ft. Ja Rule
  17. I’m Goin Down
  18. Don’t Play  This Song  ft. Kid Cudi
  19. Beautiful Ones
  20. F For You  ft. Disclosure

Jaconna is a 21 year old writer and interviewer as well as the editorial producer and creative director of Everything Boisterous ( which caters to reflecting the lifestyle, fashions, and talents of creative and unique individuals (from the likes of Well$ to COMPLEX'S Jinx and many more). IG: forever_salene ;Twitter: @Chipsahjoy/ @stayboisterous

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