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: Xscape with "My Little Secret" (Kandi and Tiny were babies!)
  2. @essencefest: ATL Are you ready for a FREE concert from @TheRealTank @AverySunshine @Syleena_Johnson on Saturday? #RoadToEF
  3. @essencefest: RT @goliquidsoul: Experience the Road to @essencefest at @Walmart w/ FREE Concert this SAT 4/26! Event starts at Noon! #EssenceFest http://?
  4. @essencefest: A little rush hour music for you: "Creep" by TLC.
  5. @essencefest: We love this record RT @sebastianmikael Be \xa2??????? !! #4U @rickyrozay #Speechless
  6. @essencefest: RT @corimurray: I just got my LIFE: this is @msdebbieallen teaching me some dance moves at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
  7. @essencefest: RT @StephBMore: @essencefest I did. New Orleans is the perfect location, great food & music. I can't wait for july. This will be my 2nd time
  8. @essencefest: Fest goers: Have you fallen in love at Essence Fest? Know someone who has? Dish!

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