Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige is a singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist. She is one of the most influential R&B artists of the past 30 years. She is credited with bridging the gap between the adult R&B of female artists like Anita Baker and Whitney Houston and the more hip-hop inspired R&B of female artists like Beyoncé and Usher.
For over 20 years she has enjoyed a successful career which has included 9 Grammys, several multi-platinum albums, and many hit singles on the R&B charts. Billboard has named her the most successful R&B female artist of the last 25 years and Rolling Stone magazine named her one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.