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: We were hoping Lebron would have returned to #essencefest to celebrate w/ us before this big decision http://t.co/8Pe6CowXXs
  2. @essencefest: It's Friday! Let's "Tiptoe" into the weekend with @tamarbraxtonher's #essencefest performance http://t.co/ANySMQ36q0
  3. @essencefest: Get into Daley's falsetto. Nothing but cool vibes in this superlounge at #EssenceFest http://t.co/oZqi7Zn5Is
  4. @essencefest: Don't miss the party train! We're kicking off our weekend with Uncle Charlie at #EssenceFest http://t.co/OlndGbdsoT
  5. @essencefest: Thanks! RT @NikSnacks: @essencefest the social media coverage of the festival was amazing this year. The best yet.
  6. @essencefest: RT @femmenina10: Loved your performance at the @essencefest classy smooth and uplifting @TheRealTank http://t.co/JBDSdMa7eS
  7. @essencefest: RT @femmenina10: @DALEYmusic one of the best performances in the super lounges @essencefest http://t.co/iaaRlGLhzJ
  8. @essencefest: RT @TheRealTank: Me and my STAR Megan Broadnax tore up the main stage at @EssenceFest! Take a behind the scenes peek? http://t.co/pvmhor42d8

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