Mary J. Blige is a highly acclaimed singer, song writer, model and actress. Mary J. Blige has produced 13 studio albums and has had several TV and film roles. Mary J. Blige has won nine Grammy Awards and she is known as the Queen of Hip Hop Soul So what is Mary J. Blige net worth in 2018? What are Mary J. Blige’s salary/earnings? Read on…Image Credit: Angela George at http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharongraphics/
Mary Jane Blige, aka Mary J Blige, is an American singer/songwriter. She was born on January 11, 1971 in Bronx, New York. She was signed as a backup vocalist for Uptown records in 1988. In 1992, Blige worked closely with producer Puff Daddy and they produced the album What’s the 411? which was a reference to her previous career as a phone operator. The album was released on July 28, 1992 which peaked at number 53 on the UK Albums Chart. It also went triple Platinum due to its overall positive reception.
In 1993, the album went on to get her two Soul Train Awards for Best New R&B Artist and Best R&B Album from a female artist. The success of the album lead to over 3 million copies sold as of 2010 as well as earning a reputation as one of the most influential albums in R&B. Due to the success of the album, she earned the title “Queen of Hip Hop Soul”.
She recorded her 2nd album in 1993, My Life, which portrayed her struggles with drug addiction, clinical depression, alcohol abuse, and relationship struggles with K-Ci Hailey. The album sold 481,000 copies on its first week ranking it 2nd on the US Billboard 200. Her third studio album Share My World was released on April 1997 under MCA records. It earned number one on the Billboard 200 making it her most successful album yet. She won an “American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album”.
Her fourth album Mary was released on August 1999 where she started trying to make “happier” more upbeat music to symbolize her recovery. The album shortly was recognized as a double platinum due to the success of its release and sales.
Her 2001 album No More Drama released under MCA records which sold over 3 million copies following its re-release. The single “Family Affair” peaked at number one in on the Billboard Hot 100. She also released a club remix of several of her popular songs in 2002.
She released her 6th album on August 26, 2003, titled Love & Life released by Geffen Records. The album was certified platinum however, the overall response was underwhelming as it is her least successful album yet.
Her 7th album The Breakthrough was released in 2005. The album became the biggest sales in a week in SoundScan history selling over 700 thousand copies. She also released a compilation of her biggest hits including new songs in 2006 called Reflections (A Retrospective). On December 18 of the following year, she released her 8th album Growing Pains which sold over 600 thousand copies in its first week. Stronger with Each Tear, her 9th studio album was released on December 2009 which earned number one on the Billboard 200.
Her 10th studio album was released in 2011. My Life II peaked at number 10 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop charts. She also recorded a Christmas album called A Mary Christmas in 2013 which featured collaborations with various artists such as Barbara Streisand and Jessie J. In 2014, her album The London Sessions was released featuring British artists such as Sam Smith. Peaking at number 3 on the Billboard 200, her 13th studio album Strength of a Woman featured singles such as “Thick of it” and “U + Me (Love Lesson)”.
Mary J. Blige has had a long illustrious career as a singer and actor, allowing her to earn roughly 4 million dollars a year. However, she also reportedly has had some financial issues including tax liabilities and divorce settlements. We estimate Mary J. Blige net worth in 2018 at approximately 20 million dollars..