Photo Gallery: Happy 40th Birthday, Mary J. Blige!

Mary J. BligeJanuary 11, 1971 (age 40)

Hip-Hop/Soul queen Mary J. Blige turns 40 years young today (Jan. 11) and while she's had a very long and demanding music career, she's gracefully maintained her girlish figure, fashion-forward sense of style and her pristine voice. In fact, the New York-bred Blige is just as good today as she was when she was rocking door knocker earrings and over-sized jerseys.

From Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony to Jay-Z, Liz Phair and Bjork, Billboard's compiled photos of some other fabulous and famous 40-somethings to show the R&B songstress that 40 is indeed the new 20. Happy birthday, MJB!

Happy Birthday Mary J. Blige: 40 And Fabulous