Mary J. Blige Height Weight Body Statistics

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Born Name

Mary Jane Blige

Nick Name

Queen of Hip-Hop-Soul, MB, Mary J

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Singer Mary J Blige

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

Nationality

American

Education

Mary Jane was educated at Roosevelt High School.

When she was in eleventh grade, she dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music.

Occupation

Singer, Actress, Songwriter, Model, Record Producer

Family

  • Father – Thomas Blige (Jazz Musician)
  • Mother – Cora Blige (Nurse)
  • Siblings – LaTonya Blige – DaCosta (Younger Sister), Bruce Miller (Younger Half-Brother)

Manager

Mary J. Blige is signed to Tencer & Associates PR.

Genre

R&B, Soul, Neo Soul, Hip Hop Soul

Instruments

Vocals

Label

  • Matriarch/Capitol
  • Uptown/MCA/Geffen/Interscope
  • Verve Records

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

145 lbs or 66 kg

Boyfriend / Spouse

Mary J. Blige dated –

  • Case Woodard – Mary dated the R&B singer Case Woodard in the past.
  • K-Ci Hailey (1992 – 1997) – Mary dated the American singer K-Ci Hailey for five years. They were engaged for a short period before they split up.
  • Nas (1997) – Mary dated the well-known American rapper Nas in 1997.
  • Kendu Isaacs (2000 – Present) – In 2000, Mary Jane commenced dating the American record industry executive Kendu Isaacs. After 3 years of being in a relationship, the couple got married on December 7, 2003.
Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs
Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs at the 42nd annual American Music Awards on November 23, 2014

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Hair Color

Dyed Blonde

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Her beautiful deep voice
  • Blonde hair

Measurements

36-32-38 in or 91.5-81-96.5 cm

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Mary in a J Mendel Dress at 2015 Grammy Awards

Dress Size

10 (US) or 12 (UK) or 40 (EU)

Bra Size

34C

Shoe Size

8 (US) or 6 (UK) or 38.5 (EU)

Brand Endorsements

Mary has appeared in TV commercials for Reebok (2003), Coca-Cola (2004), GAP clothing stores (2004), Propel Fitness Water (2007) and Chevrolet Tahoe (2007).

She has also appeared in print ads for Chevy Malibu (2007), Crest Toothpaste Healthy Smiles (2005), MAC Viva Glam III Lipstick (2000), and MAC cosmetics (2000).

Religion

Christian

Best Known For

She is known for winning 9 Grammy Awards and for releasing 11 studio albums, including Love & Life (2003), Growing Pains (2007), The Breakthrough (2005) and probably the most popular one No More Drama in 2001.

First Album

What’s the 411? was Mary’s debut album that was released on July 28, 1992. It consisted of 12 tracks and its length was 51 min and 59 sec.

The album was recorded in Uptown, MCA label in 1991-1992.

Mary J's First Album
Mary J’s First Album Whats the 411? Cover

First Film

Mary J. Blige first gained notice in the movie Angel: One More Road to Cross (2001), in which she played the role of a Guardian Angel.

First TV Show

Mary first appeared on TV in 1995 in the TV series New York Undercover, playing the role as herself.

In the series, she shows up in the episodes Private Enemy No. 1 and Tag You’re Dead.

Personal Trainer

Mary focuses on exercising on a daily basis. Her personal trainer is the well-known fitness celebrity trainer Mark Jenkins. Mark has trained many other celebrities such as Puffy, Beyonce and D’Angelo.

Mary J’s workout mantra can help you stay healthy and maintain a fit body.

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Mary J. Blige on Shape Cover

Mary J. Blige Favorite Things

  • Food – Seafood, French food, English food, Italian food
  • Word – Love
Source – The Guardian

Mary J. Blige Facts

  1. Mary worked as a Directory Assistance operator before she focused on becoming a singer.
  2. Mary’s mother has survived a knife attack by her neighbor.
  3. Blige was placed on the 69th place on the VH1’s 100 Sexiest Artists.
  4. She has implemented part of the movie Waiting to Exhale (1995) in the video of Not Gon’ Cry.
  5. Mary showed great passion about Led Zeppelin when she was a kid. She even performed one of their songs, Stairway to Heaven when she attended The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986).
  6. Matriarch Records is the name of the record label that Mary opened back in 2004.
  7. The musical group Just’Us was discovered by Blige.
  8. In 2010, Blige created a perfume with the name My Life which was placed on Home Shopping Network. The product was launched through Carol’s Daughter, a line of beauty products.
  9. Mary also launched sunglasses by the name Melodies by MJB. The new line was released in October 2010 and consisted of four styles and 20 different color options to choose from.
  10. Rolling Stones, Vibe and Time have chosen Mary’s album My Life (1994) among the greatest albums of all time.
  11. In mid 90’s, Blige achieved the Legends Award for her work of mixing both hip-hop and soul.
  12. Blige was ranked as number one on the Billboard’s list as the Most Successful Female R&B Artist of the past 25 years.

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