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Mary J. Blige
Originally posted 02/01/2007 10:20AM
After years of addiction and abuse that she says left her "totally done, spinning out of control, suicidal," this year's top Grammy honoree, Mary J. Blige, credits her husband with saving her life.
Originally posted 12/05/2006 08:15AM
Even Mary J. Blige was impressed: She won a whopping nine times at Monday's 2006 Billboard Music Awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist of the year, female R&B artist of the year and R&B/hip-hop album of the year (The Breakthrough) and song of the year ("Be Without You"), as well as Hot 100 airplay song of the year.
Originally posted 12/20/2005 06:00AM
Listen to Blige's Complete Album In Windows MediaIn Real Player She once sang about not wanting any more drama in her life, and it seems like Mary J. Blige has gotten her wish. "I'm content with Mary for the very first time," the 34-year-old R&B diva tells PEOPLE about what listeners will learn from her seventh studio album, The Breakthrough. "I love her, I like her, and I accept everything I cannot change and I accept the things that I can change about her. So they're actually getting a hopeful album from Mary J. Blige."
Originally posted 10/20/2004 06:00AM
Clay Aiken wrapped up his solo tour this week, playing two concerts Monday to a screaming crowd at the North Carolina State Fair in his hometown of Raleigh. It's quite a new look at the fair for the "Invisible" singer, who admits that as a young boy he was too scared to get on the rides. "I was a very nervous child," he tells local paper The News & Observer. As he got to be a teen, his friends tried to persuade him to sing in the fair's karaoke booth, but he refused. "I was always so nervous. I didn't want to sing," he said. "I was always worried that someone was going to boo me." How times have changed. When tickets for his State Fair shows went on sale last month, they sold out in minutes (9 for the first show, 12 for the second, according to local CBS affiliate WRAL) – which is a good thing, since the American Idol runner-up was reportedly paid $100,000 for each show.
Originally posted 10/04/2004 06:00AM
Mary J. Blige is loving life – and that wasn't always the case. The "No More Drama" singer is happily married to her husband of 10 months, producer Kendu Isaacs, and is a doting stepmother to his son Nasir, 5, and daughter Jordan, 7. Blige, 33, whom Sting calls the "heir to Aretha," has other reasons to smile: After struggling with drugs and alcohol for years, she's decidedly clean and sober. And she's releasing her first DVD, Mary J. Blige: Live from Los Angeles. Blige spoke to PEOPLE about learning to love herself, attaining peace through prayer and the importance of family.
Originally posted 01/31/2002 12:00PM
The hip-hop queen, who'll sing at this Sunday's Super Bowl, became engaged over the holidays to Martin (Kendu) Isaacs, a former musical director for Queen Latifah.
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