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25 Reasons We Love Mary J. Blige

Without a doubt, Mary J. Blige is an icon. We’ve loved the Yonkers native ever since she stomped her way (with thigh-high combat boots) into our hearts with her hip-hop soul classic, “Real Love,” some 21 years ago. Her music has been the soundtrack that helped us grow from girls to women. As MJB readies for her 12th performance at the ESSENCE Festival, we could think of no better time to reveal the 25 reasons she rocks our world.

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  1. @essencefest: .@msnbc thanks everyone who came by our booth at #EssenceFest! Check out highlights from the event: #GrowingHope
  2. @essencefest: .@Ledisi always brings "love, that good good" to #EssenceFest & we can't get enough
  3. @essencefest: RT @AngelEyez64: WATCH ME & @TheRealTank TAKE OVER @essencefest !:
  4. @essencefest: RT @VerizonInsider: From @fitbit trackers to #Samsung #tablets, Verizon uncovered the most popular #tech this weekend at @ESSENCEFest: http?
  5. @essencefest: Chrisette Michele is headed to reality tv and gives us all the tea at #EssenceFest
  6. @essencefest: RT @essencemag: Relive @maryjblige's 2014 @essencefest peformance! #ESSENCEFest
  7. @essencefest: Congratulations to @TreySongz on having the #1 album in the country.
  8. @essencefest: RT if you are feeling @jsullivanmusic's new single #Dumb. Watch her perform it LIVE at #EssenceFest

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