Mary J. Blige

Snapshot

The undisputed Queen of Hip-Hop Soul made her debut with 1992s What's the 411?, kickstarting a revolution in 1990s R&B by spiking it with hip-hop swagger. The Yonkers-born singer has since racked up nine Grammys and released 13 multiplatinum albums on her way to one of the most influential and acclaimed careers in modern music.

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