She may not be the current number one contender of the 2017 class, but should her career keep going the way it is, Mary J. Blige could make an intriguing case for that slot when she becomes eligible. Since her debut album in 1992, Mary J. has shown an evolution from a streetwise Hip Hop star to a Soulful Diva. Her tough sexuality has made her an icon and her career progression shows no signs of slowing down. The amazing this is with Mary J. Blige’s progression she kept her initial fans while obtaining new ones. This type of cross over appeal and career consistency makes her stronger every year.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
U.S.A. (New York City)
NIHOF’s Favorite Album:
NIHOF’s Favorite Song:Family Affair (From No More Drama, 2001)