On this day in 2005, Mary J. Blige released ‘Be Without You’, which has been certified double Platinum in the US.
The song spent 15 consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and spent a total of 75 weeks in total on the chart, which remains the most by any song in history.
It was also a #1 hit on the Dance Club Songs chart, where it became her fifth song to top the chart. Mary now has accumulated a total of eight #1 dance singles.
‘Be Without You’ was awarded 2 Grammy Awards in 2007 for ‘Best R&B Song’ and ‘Best Female R&B Vocal Performance’.
- Australia: #30
- Germany: #12
- Netherlands: #6
- New Zealand: #9
- Switzerland: #5
- UK: #32
- US: #3
Watch the music video: