Often referred to as the “Queen Of Hip-Hop Soul,” no one can ever argue Mary J. Blige’s accomplishments as an artist. Since her first album, What’s the 411? (1992), Mary’s multi-platinum eight times over and hauled in multiple Grammys, too. With 10 studio albums listed to her name, anyone would be hard-pressed to find another artist – male or female – who’s had more success making the most memorable of ballads and jams.
And, we were hard-pressed narrowing those songs down to 10. But, that’s what we do here with The Primer series. We break the discographies down to the last compound and highlight a few of the best songs that are essential to these music legends. As always, they’re not definitive lists, just starting points to help everybody build their own playlist.
Now, we present to your Her Majesty.