Marsha Ambrosius has put the finishing touches on her sophomore album Friends & Lovers, now the soulful diva is spreading the word about the LP.
While playing at Baltimore’s Soundstage, Marsha covered Mary J. Blige’s 1992 breakout hit, “Real Love,” and Rufus featuring Chaka Khan’s 1975 classic, “Sweet Thing.” Before tackling Chaka’s legendary note, Marsha jokingly stated a brazen disclaimer: “I can’t hit this note.” Read More
It was a legendary night at New York City’s Tribeca Cinemas during the premiere of Lifetime’s Betty & Coretta.
Mary J. Blige and Angela Bassett posed with Ruby Dee on the red carpet of the screening. In the film, Blige plays Betty Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X, Bassett portrays Coretta Scott-King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. and Dee narrates. Read More
Mary J. Blige is best known for churning out soul-stirring hits, but the Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul is slowly building her acting portfolio. She will star as Dr. Betty Shabazz opposite legendary actress Angela Bassett’s Coretta Scott King in Lifetime Original Movie Betty & Coretta. The film will tell the dual real-life stories of Betty and Coretta as they create an unbreakable life-long bond after their husbands Malcolm X (Lindsay Owen Pierre) and Martin Luther King Jr.’s (Malik Yoba) tragic assassinations. Read More
Baby Egypt may very well be the Knicks’ good luck charm.
Friday (Nov. 2), Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz sat courtside while the New York Knicks dominated the Miami Heat (104-84). Their sons Egypt and Kaseem Jr. and Keys’ brother Cole Cook joined them. Alicia donned her signature black leather look, while Swizz supported the home team in Knicks’ paraphernalia. Egypt, who seems to be the Knicks’ good luck charm (they’ve never lost with him in attendance), looked fly in a pair of Jeremy Scott Adidas. Read More
To say the least, Hurricane Sandy ripped through the East Coast leaving many residents grim and dim. Last evening, celebrities from the region gathered for the “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” broadcast to encourage generous people to donate to the Red Cross to help those devastated by the storm.
Mary J. Blige stirred souls with “The Living Proof,” while Christina Aguilera delivered a commanding performance of her signature hit, “Beautiful.” Other performers that contributed in the hour-long concert benefit were Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and Aerosmith. Read More
Alicia Keys is a Girl On Fire, and her fiery new single (or duet with Maxwell) has nothing to do with it in this instance. The messy people over at 92Q put the acclaimed musician in the hot seat by asking her: who is the better rapper–Jay-Z or Nas? and who is the better singer–Beyoncé or Mary J. Blige? Her response may shock a few. Read More
Mary J. Blige continues her music reign by remaking a Sly and the Family Stone’s ’68 classic, “Everyday People,” which was remade by Arrested Development in ’92. With all new feel-good lyrics that do not elude the old school feel, producers Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox find a great in-between for the sound of the new record. It’s rumored that the song will appear on her next album …the Journey Continues (Act II) due out later this year or early next year. Read More
Mary J. Blige performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival last evening in Las Vegas. The Queen of Hip Hop/Soul stated she felt “blessed” to have the legendary Prince, “one of the most amazing artists to ever walk the earth,” share the stage with her because like herself, he’s very particular about who he “fools with.”
Prince, who is rocking a fro these days, donned yellow bellbottoms, a flame-print shirt that was tight around the neck and loose around the arm and gold metallic shades. After jamming out to Chaka Khan’s “Sweet Thing,” they treated the audience of the MGM Grand Arena with a performance of the Prince-penned “Nothing Compares 2 U.”