Essence Music Festival

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: Quiet Storm: "Smooth Operator" by the one and only Sade. http://t.co/vEkjAaDZSc
  2. @essencefest: Rush Hour Jam: "Love of My Life" by Common feat. Ms. Badu. (Common's new joint drops tomorrow!) http://t.co/zabFl1ZYDG
  3. @essencefest: RT @solasingles: This was the best @essencefest yet! To prove it, here are my "Top Ten Essence Festival Moments." http://t.co/iomaqchh6o #E?
  4. @essencefest: RT @SarahDJakes: Yes! RT @hw_1star: Love embraces who you are inspires you to become better. #pg.83 #lost&found SarahDJakes
  5. @essencefest: RT @IyanlaVanzant: Subscribe to my YouTube channel. I'm really excited for the opportunity to be connected to all of you. https://t.co/pqL?
  6. @essencefest: RT @blackvoices: Don't miss @MissJillScott today on @HuffPostLive at 1:30 EST http://t.co/BogBJi14hO
  7. @essencefest: Chaka Khan's latest performance of "I'm Every Woman" is dope. Happy Monday, ladies! https://t.co/t8i88HBdhw
  8. @essencefest: RT @LeelaJames: Hit up your local radio stations and request my single "Fall For You" off my new album "Fall For You"!!! Let's go!!!!

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