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: Pop of Color: Taraji P.Henson at the L.A. special screening of 'No Good Deed' in Los Angeles. http://t.co/8Bmne5M7p9
  2. @essencefest: Keeping healthy: Kelly Rowland shows off her baby bump as she picks up some juice in Beverly Hills. http://t.co/H9mwoF7shr
  3. @essencefest: So Good: Idris Elba at the special screening of 'No Good Deed' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live. http://t.co/mbfr5LYMjH
  4. @essencefest: Haute Arrival: Tamera Mowry-Housley at an Emmy Award nominee celebration in Los Angeles. http://t.co/FlR4T4VSJ6
  5. @essencefest: #EyeCandy: Dolvett Quince at the HBO Luxury Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. http://t.co/HkxUajnXt9
  6. @essencefest: Red Carpet Recap: Keke Palmer arrived in style at the Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. http://t.co/56OFalcam7
  7. @essencefest: Loving Angela Bassett in all white with a hint of gold mettalic at the Primtetime Emmy Awards last night. http://t.co/yfFCXmyPeZ
  8. @essencefest: Leading man: Chiwetel Ejiofor in black tie at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. http://t.co/VRrqaiqEbx

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