Mary J. Blige

  1. Mary J. Blige Partners Again With HSN To Celebrate First Holiday Album

    October 25, 2013 1:56 AM EDT Mary J. Blige will be the next artist featured in concert on HSN, celebrating the release of her first holiday album, "A Mary Christmas." The broadcast will take place Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. ET at HSN’s St. Petersburg, Florida studio.   Joi ...

  2. Beyonce, Madonna, Mary J. Blige Appear at 'Sound of Change' Concert for Women's Rights

    June 03, 2013 6:32 AM EDT The Sound of Change Live concert, held at London’s Twickenham Stadium on June 1, was both noble and mysterious. With the aim of aiding Chime For Change: a global campaign for improved education, health and justice for women and girls worldwide, ...

  3. Mary J. Blige Faces $3.4M Tax Lien

    May 24, 2013 4:15 AM EDT Mary J. Blige and her husband have been hit with a $3.4 million tax lien in New Jersey. Court documents show the Internal Revenue Service filed a notice of a lien on the nine-time Grammy Award winner Feb. 7. That was two days before the Queen of ...

  4. Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Year's R&B/Hip-Hop Chart-Toppers

    December 14, 2012 8:17 AM EST At first glance, the 2012 year-end R&B/hip-hop charts mirror those of 2011. Many of the same names are back in the limelight: Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Rihanna and Chris Brown, to name a few. Check Out All Our Year-En ...

  5. Morning Fix: Frank Barsalona Remembered; Internet Royalties Debate Hits Congress Wednesday; Rolling Stones Kick Off Anniversary Dates

    November 26, 2012 8:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters FREE FRANK BARSALONA, MUSIC AGENT WHO REVOLUTIONIZED CONCERT BIZ, DEAD AT 74: Frank Barsalona, a pioneering music agent whose Premier Talent age ...

  6. Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Bret McKenzie Nominated For World Soundtrack Awards

    August 13, 2012 2:54 PM EDT Songs performed by Madonna, Mary J. Blige and Academy Award winner Bret McKenzie are in contention for the World Soundtrack Awards 2012 handed out at the Ghent International Film Festival. The World Soundtrack Academy hands out awards in three cat ...

  7. Mary J. Blige, Michael Buble Added to 'The Voice' as Advisors

    July 20, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige and Michael Buble will find their voices as advisors on NBC's The Voice in the upcoming Fall season. Powerhouse R&B singer Blige has signed on as an advising mentor for Adam Levine's team, Blige's rep confirmed. Ma ...

  8. Essence Fest Draws 413K, Record Sponsorship, Men; Announces 2013 Dates

    July 12, 2012 1:02 PM EDT The Essence of Essence (from left): Kimberly Paige: Associate Vice President African-American Marketing, Coca-Cola; comedian Kevin Hart; and Essence Communications president Michelle Ebanks. (Photo: Walik Goshorn) The Essence Music Festival wrappe ...

  9. D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige Team Up For 'Liberation Tour' Dates

    July 09, 2012 5:01 PM EDT After separately dazzling the 2012 Essence Music Festival this weekend, R&B veterans D'Angelo and Mary J. Blige are teaming up for a co-headlining trek dubbed the Liberation Tour. Although only four East Coast dates for the joint tour hav ...

  10. Exclusive: Whitney Houston To Be Honored in Next 'VH1 Divas' Tribute

    May 08, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Whitney Houston (right) and Mary J. Blige performing at the "VH1 Divas" concert in 1999. VH1 will pay tribute to Whitney Houston for its next installment of "VH1 Divas," Billboard has learned. The network will tape the performa ...

  11. D'Angelo To Give First U.S. Performance in Ten Years at Essence Music Fest

    May 03, 2012 9:22 AM EDT D'Angelo - Untitled (How Does It Feel) by loustick NEW YORK (AP) -- D'Angelo is making his comeback: The reclusive singer will give his first U.S. performance in 10 years at the 2012 Essence Music Festival. D'Angelo: 2012 Album Prev ...

  12. Jack White to Live Stream 'Blunderbuss' Release Concert, Gary Oldman to Direct

    April 16, 2012 10:18 AM EDT Jack White will kick off the release of his first solo album with a concert streamed live online, to be directed by Gary Oldman. The show will be the first installment in the third season of American Express' "Unstaged" series, whic ...

  13. Read: Burger King's Apology to Mary J. Blige for 'Premature' Advertisement

    April 04, 2012 9:05 PM EDT Burger King is apologizing to Mary J. Blige and her fans for releasing an ad that garnered the singer serious fan backlash. Mary J. Blige Burger King Ad Pulled, Criticized The clip featured Blige soulfully singing about the fast-food chain's ...

  14. Mary J. Blige Burger King Ad Pulled, Criticized

    April 03, 2012 9:46 PM EDT Mary J. Blige's apparent love for chicken sandwiches will go unsung -- for at least a little while. Mary J. Blige Testifies for Burger King Chicken In New Commercial The unconventional advertisement in which she is featured, belting out her g ...

  15. Mary J. Blige Testifies for Burger King Chicken In New Commercial

    April 03, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Jay-Z isn't the only musician making news for a commercial appearance this week: None other than the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, is the star of Burger King's latest ad for chicken snack wraps. "Crispy chicken, fresh lettuc ...

  16. Mary J. Blige 'Rooting For' Adele to Win Big on Grammy Night

    February 10, 2012 1:05 PM EST Sharing Her World: Mary J. Blige performing at the (Belvedere) RED Pre-Grammys Party at Hollywood's Avalon. (Photo: Wire/Image) HOLLYWOOD -- On Thursday night, Mary J. Blige sang with even more of a purpose than she usually does. The Grammy-w ...

  17. Backbeat: Jimmy Iovine Honored by Dr. Dre, Stevie Nicks, Mary J. Blige, Many More at Grammy P&E Event

    February 09, 2012 9:15 AM EST From left: Producer Jimmy Jam, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, and Jimmy Iovine attend the 5th annual Producers & Engineers Wing Event honoring Iovine at The Village Recording Studios in L.A. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage) Th ...

  18. Chart Moves: Gotye's 'Somebody' Gains, the Wanted Break Into Top 40

    February 03, 2012 9:00 AM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported, Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" spends a second week atop the Hot 100, just holding off a furious push from Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," which ...

  19. Oscar Music Snubs: Were Songs by Mary J. Blige, Elton John, Pink Really That Bad?

    January 24, 2012 5:00 PM EST It's safe to say that when looking at the music nominations for the Academy Awards this morning, literally thousands of people thought, "That's IT?" While the Academy's rules for the Best Original Song and Best Original Sc ...

  20. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Holds No. 1 on Billboard 200 for Second Week

    December 07, 2011 10:55 AM EST Michael Buble's "Christmas" album holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, selling 293,000 (up 29%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its cumulative sales crossed the 1 million mark this week (1.03 million), marking the ...

  21. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Squeaks Past Nickelback to Take No. 1 on Billboard 200

    November 30, 2011 11:00 AM EST In the tightest race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in four years, Michael Buble's "Christmas" rises 2-1 on the tally while Nickelback's new "Here and Now" debuts at No. 2. "Christmas" sold a little more tha ...

  22. Backbeat: Mary J. Blige Previews 'My Life II' at 'American Express Unstaged' Concert

    November 21, 2011 7:41 AM EST Nas and Busta Rhymes, both of whom are featured on Blige's new album, joined her in celebration post-concert. (Photo: Charley Gallay) Blige acknowledged her celebrity guests, including Anthony Anderson (pictured here with a guest), by shoutin ...

  23. Taylor Swift Joins Exclusive Club in Billboard Hot 100 History

    November 19, 2011 5:30 PM EST Winning the Country Music Assn.'s coveted Entertainer of the Year prize (Nov. 9)? Check. Topping Hot Country Songs for a fifth time , with "Sparks Fly"? Check. Preparing to accept the 2011 Woman of the Year award at Billboard's ...

  24. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Brenda Romano

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 8 Brenda Romano President of promotion, Interscope Geffen A&M Records Website: interscope.com Twitter: @brendaromano As president of promotion at Interscope Geffen A&M, Brenda Romano piloted the summer's undisputed No. 1 song, LMF ...

  25. Backbeat: Mary J. Blige Rocks Paper Mag's Nightlife Awards With Spectacular Set

    September 28, 2011 4:21 PM EDT Mary J. Blige performs at the Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards in New York Tuesday night (Photo: Rebecca Smeyne) There was no hateration at Paper Magazine's 7th Annual Nightlife Awards on Tuesday night, where all things nightlife were celebrat ...

  26. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Brenda Romano

    July 02, 2011 10:58 AM EDT No. 8 President of promotion, Interscope Geffen A&M Records Website: interscope.com Twitter: @brendaromano As president of promotion at Interscope Geffen A&M, Brenda Romano piloted the summer's undisputed No. 1 song, LMFAO's &quo ...

  27. Sean 'Diddy' Combs to Receive Founders Award At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    May 25, 2011 9:28 AM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs will receive ASCAP's Founders Award during the performing rights organization's 24th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only ceremony will take place Friday, June 24, at the Beverly Hilton ...

  28. Lil Wayne and Mary J. Blige Lead Collaborative Performances at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2011 2:14 PM EDT L il Wayne will team up with Mary J. Blige , Pitbull will rock the stage with Ne-Yo and Nayer, and Far*East Movement will be joined by both Snoop Dogg and Ryan Tedder for special collaborative performances at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which ...

  29. Memorial Held For Producer Tal Herzberg At Interscope Offices In L.A.

    April 15, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Tal Herzberg Producer and engineer Tal Herzberg , who died April 7 of liver cancer , was celebrated for his gifts as a musician, mentor and studio master at a memorial service Thursday attended by more than 400 people at the Los Angeles offices of ...

  30. Record Producer Tal Herzberg Dies at 41

    April 13, 2011 8:34 PM EDT Tal Herzberg, a producer, musician and Grammy-nominated recording engineer who worked with such top acts as U2, Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas and Britney Spears, died April 7 of liver cancer. He was 41. Widely known in the industry for his prowes ...

  31. Kanye West, Mary J. Blige To Headline Essence Festival

    February 16, 2011 5:29 PM EST Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, Jill Scott and Kanye West are among the headliners for the 2011 Essence Music Festival. The 17th annual New Orleans festival will celebrate the roots of rhythm and blues. Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communicati ...

  32. Jazmine Sullivan to Receive Billboard's Rising Star Award for Women in Music

    November 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Following the success of her breakthrough album "Fearless" and impressive start to her forthcoming sophomore set "Love Me Back," Grammy-nominated R&B singer/songwriter Jazmine Sullivan will receive the Rising Star Award at ...

  33. BACKBEAT: Mary J. Blige, Jazmine Sullivan, and Miguel on BET's 106 & Park

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On August 30, Mary J Blige paid a visit to BET’s 106 & Park during their back to school week to promote her FFAWN (Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, Inc) program, which she and Foundation Media founder, Steve Stoute created in 2007. ...

  34. Mary J. Blige Returns To U.K.

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige has announced a three-date U.K. arena tour. British soul artist Lemar has been confirmed as support for the shows. The mini tour will be Blige's first in the U.K. in more than two years. The tour, promoted by AEG Live, will begi ...

  35. BACKBEAT: ASCAP, The Black Eyed Peas, Raphael Saadiq, President Clinton, Usher and many more

    August 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP stopped by Dubway Studios in NYC on Auguest 10, where Taio Cruz was recording his iTunes Sessions, to congratulate Cruz on his #1 Billboard Hot 100 smash "Break Your Heart featuring Ludacris." Pictured here, from left, are Alexandr ...

  36. Ke$ha Ends Boyle's 'Dream' With No. 1 Debut On Billboard 200

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST As expected, Ke$ha opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her debut album "Animal," shifting 152,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The newcomer's set replaces Susan Boyle "I Dreamed a Dream," which drifts to No ...

  37. Susan Boyle Extends Run Atop Billboard 200

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST In just six week since its release, Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" has racked up 3,104,000 in sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan. However, that impressive feat was not enough to overtake Taylor Swift's "Fearless" ...

  38. Jay-Z, Maxwell Lead NAACP Music Nominations

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Tied at five nominations, Jay-Z and Maxwell head the list of music nominees for the 41st annual NAACP Image Awards. The nominations were announced today during a press conference at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jay-Z and Maxwell's f ...

  39. Susan Boyle Spends Fifth Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a fifth consecutive week, selling another 510,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. So far, the set has shifted 2,982,000 copies in America. " ...

  40. Boyle Spends Fifth Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200 Chart

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a fifth consecutive week, selling another 510,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan ... So far, the set has shifted 2,982,000 copies in America. Wit ...

  41. Susan Boyle Blocks Alicia Keys From No. 1

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" continues to rule the Billboard 200 chart for a fourth straight week as it sells another 661,000 copies. The "Britain's Got Talent" contestant's reign blocks Alicia Keys' fr ...

  42. Blige, Saadiq Sing A 'Precious' Song

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT During the recording of an original song for the forthcoming film "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," director Lee Daniels "made me pull every single thing from my guts," Mary J. Blige told a packed hou ...

  43. Eminem, Fabolous and Others To Celebrate Def Jam 25 At VH1 Hip Hop Honors

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eminem was never a part of Def Jam Records, but the rapper is going to join the likes of Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Ludacris, Method Man and many others to celebrate the legendary label during this year's 6th annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors. ...

  44. The-Dream, Keyshia Cole Plan Tour

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter The-Dream and R&B artist Keyshia Cole will start a 21-city tour on May 13 at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati and will conclude at the Pearl in Las Vegas on June 21. The-Dream will be touring in support of his sophomore album ...

  45. Mary J. Blige To Star In Tyler Perry Movie

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige is set to star in Tyler Perry’s forthcoming Lionsgate film, “I Can Do Bad All By Myself.” Scheduled for nationwide release September 11, 2009, the film also stars Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson. Based on Perry’s stage play of ...

  46. Extreme Music Inks Deal With Rodney Jerkins

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Extreme Music, the worldwide production music library unit of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, has signed songwriter/producer/musician Rodney Jerkins to be an executive producer of nine albums within an 18-month period. The initial three albums are plan ...

  47. Beyonce To Sing For Obamas' First Dance

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Beyonce will sing for Barack and Michelle Obama's first dance on inauguration night. And the song? "Crazy in Love?" Her version of Etta James' "At Last?" The Presidential Inaugural Committee isn't saying. "I ...

  48. HBO To Broadcast Star-Packed Inaugural Concert

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Bono and more than a dozen other music stars will kick off Barack Obama's presidential inaugural festivities by performing at the opening celebration at Washington D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18. The free ...

  49. Ray Chew Directs Music For 'Neighborhood Inaugural Ball'

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Having served as musical director for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, veteran musician, composer and producer Ray Chew will step it up a notch on Jan. 20 as he handles the same duties for the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball. Newly installed P ...

  50. Jay-Z To Salute Obama

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z will salute President-elect Barack Obama with a one-night concert, entitled "An Evening with Jay-Z in Concert on The Eve of Change," at Washington, D.C.'s, Warner Theater on Jan. 19. The MC will perform for approximately 1,847 ...

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