Throwbacks

15th Anniversary of Mary J. Blige’s ‘Be Without You’

On this day in 2005, Mary J. Blige released ‘Be Without You’ as the official lead single from her seventh studio album ‘The Breakthrough’.

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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 on the chart, which remains the most by any song in history.

The single peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Hot 100, and has been certified 2x Platinum in the US.

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‘Be Without You’ was also a #1 hit on the Dance Club Songs chart, where it became Mary’s fifth song to top the chart. Mary now has accumulated a total of eight #1 dance singles.

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The song helped Mary take home two Grammy Awards in 2007 for ‘Best R&B Song’ and ‘Best Female R&B Vocal Performance’.

Watch the music video: 

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