Facts of Mary J Blige
|Full Name||Mary J. Blige|
|Birth Name||Mary Jane Blige|
|Other Name||Empress of Soul,Queen of Hip Hop,M.J.B.,The Queen of R&B|
|Birth City||The Bronx, New York|
|Father Name||Thomas Blige|
|Mother Name||Cora Blige|
|Spouse||Kendu Isaacs (2003-2018)|
|Awards||Grammy Awards,American Music Awards,Billboard Music Awards|
|Filmography||Prison Song,I Can Do Bad All By Myself,Mudbound,Sherlock Gnomes,Trolls World Tour|
|Education||Roosevelt High School|
|Date of Birth||11,1971|
How Rich Is Singer Mary J. Blige?
Grammy Award-winner Mary J. Blige is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist who owns a net worth of $20 million as of 2019. The beautiful singer has won altogether 9 Grammy Awards, 4 American Music Awards, and 12 Billboard Music Awards.
She released her debut album titled What’s the 411? in 1992 which debuted at no.6 on the Billboard 200. Since then, she has released back to back hit albums such as My Life, Share My World, Growing Pains, A Mary Christmas, and Strength of a Woman.
Career Breakthrough: How Many Albums Does Mary J. Blige Has Released?
The American singer began her career following her high school dropout. She was signed to Uptown Records and began working with record producer Sean Combs.
As of 2019, singer Mary J. Blige owns a net worth of $20 million. Thanks to her successful music career, she is currently living a lavish life with a million dollars in her pocket. As per reports, Blige earns around $326k per month from other income sources, royalties, and her production company.
She released her debut studio album ‘What’s the 411?’ with Uptown Records and MCA Records. The album was a commercial success for Blige with hit songs like You Remind Me, Real Love, Reminisce, Sweet Thing, and Love No Limit.
The album peaked at no.6 on the Billboard 200 and no.53 on the UK Albums Chart. The album also topped the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Mary released her second album titled My Life on 29 November 1994. She then added hit albums like Share My World, Love & Life, Stronger with Each Tear, The London Sessions, and more to her list.
Moreover, Mary is also known for her acting credits in films like Prison Song, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Mudbound, Sherlock Gnomes, and Trolls World Tour. Similarly, some of her TV shows credits are New York Undercover, Moesha, Betty & Coretta, and Black-ish.
Currently, Blige appears as one of the lead character Cha-Cha in the American superhero web television series, The Umbrella Academy. She co-stars alongside Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castaneda, Aidan Gallagher, and Adam Godley.
Her upcoming film credits are Body Can and The Violent Heart where she will appear as Renee and Nina respectively.
Her Other Income Sources
In 2004, Mary launched her own record label called Matriarch Records. Likewise, in 2010, she released her first perfume “My Life” on Home Shopping Network (HSN).
In October 2010, Mary released a line of sunglasses called Melodies by MJB. During its premiere, the perfume broke the record by selling 65,000 bottles and also won the Fragrance Sales Breakthrough Award and 2 FiFi Awards.
Besides this, Blige has endorsed big brands and companies like Reebok, Air Jordan, Pepsi, Mac Cosmetics, American Express, and Burger King.
Assets, House, And Lifestyle
The multi-millionaire singer is reported to reside in her million-dollar mansion in Beverly Hills, California. Although Mary has not revealed her current house details, she surely resides in a luxurious mansion.
Recently in August 2019, Mary listed her Cresskill, New Jersey House in the market for the second time. The 7,000 sq.ft house features 6 bedrooms, 8.2 bathrooms with an asking price of $2.25 million.
The same month, she listed her 13,000 square foot Saddle River, New Jersey mansion on the market for $6.988 million. The house was listed for $13.9 million previously which was later lowered to $6.8 million.
The house includes 8 bedrooms, 9 full and 3 half bathrooms, a pool and a home theater. Mary purchased the property for $12.3 million (all cash) back in 2008.
The singer is seen riding around expensive cars like Rolls Royce worth of $450,000, Range Rover ($89,000), Mercedes-Benz SL550 ($113,550), and a Mercedes Benz C300 ($41,400).
Unpaid Taxes And Lein
Unfortunately, the 48-year-old singer had few financial issues over the past years. As per various sources, the Grammy winner owed $3.4 million.
She was reportedly on $900,000 debt to the state of New Jersey and $2.2 million unpaid bank loan. In 2014, Mary disclosed that she has paid off her $900k debt but was still $3.4 million on debt to IRS.
Short Biography Of Mary J. Blige
Mary Jane Blige was born on 11 January 1971 in The Bronx, New York, the United States of America. She was born to Cora and Thomas Blige and holds American nationality. Regarding her ethnicity, she is Afro-American.
She went to Roosevelt High School before dropping out to pursue a career in music.
Is Mary J. Blige Married?
The My Life singer was married to Martin ‘Kendu’ Isaacs on 7th December 2003. Martin was her manager at the time of their marriage.
Although the couple does not share any children, Isaacs had three children: Nas and Jordan from his first wife, and Briana from a teenage relationship.
In 2016, Mary revealed that she had filed for the divorce due to irreconcilable differences. Their divorce was officially finalized on 21st June 2018 where Jane was ordered to pay $30,000 per month for spousal support.