Mary J. Blige is a rapper, singer, songwriter, music producer, actress and model from America. She is ranked as one of the greatest United States recording artists of all time. Mary J. Blige made her debut movie in “Prison Song”. Keep reading to know more about Mary J. Blige’s net worth in 2018.
Mary J. Blige Early Life
Mary Jane Blige was born in The Bronx borough in New York City, New York, United States, on January 11, 1971. Her father Thomas Blige is a musician, and her mother Cora Blige is a nurse. She has 3 siblings, her brother’s name is Bruce Miller and her sister’s is LaTonya Blige DaCosta.
Mary J. Blige’s father left them in the 70s when she was just a child. She lived with her mother and her sister in Richmond Hill in Georgia and they later moved to Yonkers, New York, where Mary Jane Blige briefly attended the Roosevelt High School.
Mary J. Blige was first engaged to the singer and songwriter K-Ci Hailey for 1 year. She married her manager Kendu Isaacs in 2003 and their divorce will end soon as she filed it 1 year ago. Mary and Kendu have not announced about any children together so far, but Kendu has 3 from his previous relationships.
Some recent news say that Mary J. Blige might be in a relationship with actor Jason Mitchell.
Mary J. Blige Career, Awards & Achievement
Mary J. Blige released her debut album “What’s the 411?” in 1992. The album was a huge buzz and it debuted at 1 on the United States Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and peaked at 6 on the United States Billboard 200 chart. 2 years later she released her 2nd studio album named “My Life” and it was successful again ranking on top charts even reached that charts in Canada and in the United Kingdom.
In 2017, Mary J. Blige released her 13th studio album named “Strength of a Woman”. The album successfully ranked on top charts in the United States, Canada, Australia, France, United Kingdom, and even in Belgium and Switzerland.
Mary J. Blige began her acting career with an episode of “The Jamie Foxx Show”. and her debut movie is a drama movie titled “Prison Song”. She starred in a 2017 drama movie titled “Mudbound” along with Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund and Jason Clarke. Mary J. Blige is one of the voice acting cast members of a 2018 animated fantasy comedy movie titled “Sherlock Gnomes”.
Awards & Achievements
For her awards, it’s not easy to mention Mary J. Blige awards because she has received more than 160 award winnings and nominations. Her American Music Awards winnings including the American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist, and 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Album “Share My World” and “The Breakthrough”.
Mary J. Blige has received 9 Grammy Awards including 2 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group “I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By” and “Disrespectful”, 2 for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance “He Think I Don’t Know” and “Be Without You”, for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals “Whenever I Say Your Name”, for Best R&B Song “Be Without You”, for Best R&B Album “The Breakthrough”, for Best Gospel Performance “Never Gonna Break My Faith”, and for Best Contemporary R&B Album “Growing Pains”.
Net Worth of Mary J. Blige
The estimated net worth of the rapper, singer and actress Mary J. Blige is $15 million. She made her millions fortune from the albums she release, sell and perform, and from the TV movies she’s been starring in. Mary J. Blige earned for “The Breakthrough” album sales more than $7 million, and she made more than $3 million from her debut album sales.
Mary J. Blige is a very talented and great singer and actress, who has reached the number 1 recording artist in the United States. Her latest studio album was recently released titled “Strength of a Woman”, and her 2018 acting work including an animated movie titled “Sherlock Gnomes”.