Blige Offers Up New 'Love'
R&B superstar Mary J. Blige has made her new single, "Love @ First Sight" featuring Method Man, available for sampling on her official Web site.R&B superstar Mary J. Blige has made her new single, "Love @ First Sight" featuring Method Man, available for sampling on her official Web site. The track is a teaser for her upcoming studio album, "Love & Life," due Aug. 26. Blige has spent her entire career on MCA, which, as previously reported, is being shuttered by parent Universal Music Group (UMG). The new album will be released by UMG's Geffen label.
As previously reported, "Love & Life" was executive produced by Blige with P. Diddy, marking the first time the pair have worked together since Blige's 1994 album "My Life." The album sports guest appearances from Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Eve as well as additional production from Dr. Dre.
Blige will appear Aug. 29 on NBC's "Today." A video for "Love @ First Sight" is also in the works. Beforehand, a remix of Blige's "Keep Your Head" will appear on the AIDS benefit album "Songs for Life," due June 24 from Capitol.
The artist's most recent studio set, "No More Drama," debuted in September 2001 at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and has sold 2.9 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.