Mary J. Blige is a Grammy Award-winning R&B singer who has released more than a half-dozen multi-platinum albums, including My Life, which went three times platinum and won the Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Album in 1995. Her most well-known songs include “Be Without You,” “Real Love,” “My Life,” and “Not Gonna Cry.” She began acting in Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy in 2019.
From 2003 to 2018, she was married to her manager, record executive Kendu Isaacs.
Quotes by Mary J. Blige
You can’t get around pain and opposition, but you can try to be joyful in the trial, and thank yourself for the trial, and thank God for the strength to get through it.— Mary J. Blige
Believe in yourself when nobody else does.— Mary J. Blige
I’ve been praying to God to show me how to forgive myself. Because… maybe… that’s the thing I’ve been searching for.— Mary J. Blige
I wish I had known that education is the key. That knowledge is power. Now I pick up books and watch educational shows with my husband. I’m seeing how knowledge can elevate you.— Mary J. Blige
I used to think I was ugly. I thought I looked like a camel. A person who doesn’t love themselves, they will see anything that pops up on their face. I’ve seen squirrels, I’ve seen a bird, and I’ve seen all kinds of animals on my face. But that is the result of self-hate. I’ve learned to say: ‘You know what? I am a beautiful black woman’.— Mary J. Blige