Mary Jane Blige is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Often referred to as the "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul" and "Queen of R&B", Blige has won nine Grammy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, four American Music Awards, twelve NAACP Image Awards, and twelve Billboard Music Awards, including the Billboard Icon Award.
Mary J. Blige is an iconic and highly successful singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur. As one of the most successful female recording artists of all time, Blige has released 13 multi-platinum albums, won nine Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and has been nominated for 30 NAACP Image Awards. She is also the first artist to have received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her discography includes such acclaimed hits as "No More Drama," "Be Without You," and "Family Affair." In addition to her numerous awards in music, Blige has also earned recognition for her philanthropy work. She founded the charity FFAWN (Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now) in 2008 to help empower women worldwide by addressing issues such as economic security and health care access. Blige's work and music have become staples in popular culture genres from hip-hop to soul to pop and R&B. By continuously pushing boundaries with her artistry and activism, she is an inspiration for women everywhere who strive for success in their lives.