Throwbacks

19th Anniversary of Mary J. Blige’s ‘Mary’ album

On this day in 1999, Mary J. Blige’s fourth album, ‘Mary’ was released.

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The singles from the album were ‘As’ with George Michael, ‘All That I Can Say’, ‘Deep Inside’, ‘Give Me You’, and ‘Your Child’.

The album also included collaborations with Aretha Franklin, K-Ci (of K-Ci & JoJo) and Jadakiss.

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The album peaked at #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and #2 on the Top 200 in the US. It also peaked at #5 in the UK.

Mary won a Soul Train Music Award for ‘Best R&B/Soul Album, Female’, and a Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for ‘Solo R&B/Soul Album of the Year’.

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Chart Positions:

  • Canada: #16
  • UK: #5
  • US: #2

Watch the music videos:

As

All That I Can Say

Deep Inside

Your Child

Today also marks the 12th anniversary of Mary’s ‘Take Me As I Am’ from the album, ‘The Breakthrough’. The single peaked at #3 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

More recently, Mary released a new song called ‘Only Love’. Read more here.

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