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: Print that! Mel B. at the 'America's Got Talent' Post-Show Red Carpet at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. http://t.co/EH2u3PLll7
  2. @essencefest: Game Face: Serena Williams arrives at the Arthur Ashe Stadium for the 2014 US Open in Queens.
  3. @essencefest: The Huddle: Taye Diggs and NFL player Jon Beason at the interactive tour of MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. http://t.co/uDKw8rzO5S
  4. @essencefest: #TBT: Taking you back to Marsha Ambrosius' performance at the #EssenceFest superlounge with 'Late Nights, Early Mornings"...
  5. @essencefest: Cover Stars: Alfre Woodard, Laverne Cox, Nicole Beharie, Danai Gurira shine on the ESSENCE October cover http://t.co/QByCJadL3R...
  6. @essencefest: Print This! Zoe Saldana at the premiere of Pantelion Films' 'Cantinflas' at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. http://t.co/julMeSz1di
  7. @essencefest: Bridal Bliss: "True love just kind of bumped into us, and the rest is history." See O'Shea and Shawn's story here http://t.co/5hWNGvqvbe...
  8. @essencefest: Pop of Color: Taraji P.Henson at the L.A. special screening of 'No Good Deed' in Los Angeles. http://t.co/8Bmne5M7p9

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