Mary J. Blige looks back at how she transformed the pain and indignities she experienced into music that spoke to a generation of women. Watch the trailer for Mary J Blige’s My Life (and prepare to get choked up).
The album that launched her into the pantheon resonated with millions of listeners who heard their own struggles in her words and music. She said of the album:
My Life is probably my darkest album at one of the darkest times I’ve had. Most of the time I was just depressed and didn’t want to live. I had it all inside and I was able to sing it and write it, and I didn’t know that so many people felt the same way.
Watch for Sean Combs, Alicia Keys, and Taraji P. Henson in the trailer.
Blige recently returned to Harlem’s Apollo Theatre for her induction into their Walk of Fame. Via Reuters:
Wearing a sparkling green and black jumpsuit, Blige personally thanked her fans and announced a release date of June 25 for a new documentary that celebrates the 25th anniversary of her second album “My Life.”
This was a return home for the star. Mary J. Blige’s career soared after her 1992 appearance on “Showtime at the Apollo.”
“It means everything. I mean the Apollo is the most important thing to our culture as African-American artists. If it wasn’t for the Apollo, we wouldn’t have a chance. People wouldn’t have gotten discovered,” she said.
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