We have quite the lineup coming to Hard Rock Live and Hard Rock Event Center in the next few months ranging from icons Rod Stewart with special guest Cyndi Lauper on 7/24 to teen pop legend Britney Spears for three nights from 7/27 – 7/29. We’re excited for each and every last one of them and that includes the Queen of Hip Hop soul, Mary J. Blige.
Blige has been on fire lately with two Oscar nominations for her stellar performance in the Netflix film, Mudbound. Additionally, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the recording category and just announced upcoming live performances at well-known music festivals such as Essence. She’ll be coming to Hard Rock Live on February 19, and you can still purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/MaryJBlige2018
If you’re a huge Mary J. Blige fan living in South Florida, waiting to see the Queen of Hip Hop Soul in February should feel like an eternity. So, to get everyone ready for an awesome night of performances by the soulful singer, we put together a blog post highlighting MJB’s Top 5 Collaborations. Check it out below and share your thoughts on whether we got it right or wrong!
Top 5 Mary J. Blige Song Collaborations
I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need To Get By – Method Man featuring Mary J. Blige
Date of Release: April 25, 1995
Notes: Peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Charts in 1995 and won the duo a Grammy Award.
Mary J. Blige and U2 – One
Album: The Breakthrough
Date of Release: April 3, 2006
Notes: U2 re-recorded the song as a duet with Mary J. Blige for her album, The Breakthrough. The album received 8 Grammy nominations and 3 wins.
Mary J. Blige featuring Elton John – Deep Inside
Date of Release: August 17, 1999
Notes: Elton John plays the piano for the song and the track samples Bennie and The Jets.
Mary J. Blige featuring Beyonce – Love A Woman
Album: My Life II…The Journey Continues (Act 1)
Date of Release: November 21, 2011
Notes: Song was originally recorded for Beyonce’s 4 album and peaked to number eighty nine on the US Hot R&B and Hip Hop Songs.
George Michael featuring Mary J. Blige – As
Album: Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael
Date of Release: 1998
Notes: Samples Stevie Wonder’s “As” from his 1976 album, Songs in the Key Life.