Saturday, July 29, 2017

#MaryJBlige's 'What's The 411' turns 25! [details]

Do you REMEMBER where your were when you heard Mary J. Blige's 'Real Love'?  When i first heard those piano keys and that VOICE, I knew that this SINGER had IT and was going to SOAR!  And 25 years later, MJB is STILL the 'Queen of Hip Hop Soul'!  Mary celebrates 25 years of SUCCESS in the ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS!

Where did 'What's the 411' come from? The title, What's the 411?, derived from Blige's past occupation as a 4-1-1 operator; it was also an indication by Blige of being the "real deal". The music was described as "revelatory on a frequent basis". Blige was noted for having a "tough girl persona and streetwise lyrics". On July 28, 1992, Uptown/MCA Records released What's the 411?, to positive reviews from critics. What's the 411? peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 and topped the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It also peaked at number 53 on the UK Albums Chart. It was certified three times Platinum by the RIAA. According to Entertainment Weekly's Dave DiMartino, with the record's commercial success and Blige's "powerful, soulful voice and hip-hop attitude", she "solidly connected with an audience that has never seen a woman do new jack swing but loves it just the same". According to Dave McAleer, Blige became the most successful new female R&B artist of 1992 in the United States. And the REST his HISTORY.. MJB took to IG to celebrate her YEARS of PLATINUM PLATED HITS!

Wow!!!! 25 years ago when I walked into this business I had no idea what was going to happen. I just know I wanted to sing. Deep in my heart I knew I wanted to touch the lives of women and people. I've done that 25 years later and I'm still doing that by the grace and mercy of God on a level I never even imagined. Still relevant and strong in what I do and I'm so grateful for all the people who came into my life and stayed for the hard times, celebrations, humiliations and triumphs. I got love for you beyond what you can feel. To my family who loves me no matter what and to my fans that heard my call, heard my cry, saw me fall, saw me get back up, saw my strength, pray for me and fight for me. For that I LOVE you so deep. By the GRACE and MERCY of God I still REIGN as QUEEN and I'm so grateful because now I know what that means. 💜👑👑💜 #MJB25 #WhatsThe411 #StrengthOfAWoman
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Queen does QUEENLY THINGS...and she has and continues to REIGN!! Thanks MJB for all the HITS and the LOVE and for STAYING true to MUSIC !

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