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Stream Mary J. Blige's Emotional New Album 'Strength of a Woman' Now

Mary J. Blige Releases The Tracklist & Release Date For New Album 'Strength of a Woman"

Photo courtesy of Mary J. Blige.

Mary J. Blige’s personal life has dominated the tabloids recently. The messy stuff around her divorce from her husband is at the center of her new album, Strength of a Woman, which is now available on all streaming services.

The album features a number of A-listers, from Missy Elliott to Quavo to Kaytranada to Kanye West, who appears on the album’s third single “Love Yourself.”

Strength of a Woman is Blige’s first album since The London Sessions, which came out in 2014. Amazingly enough, 2017 is the 25-year anniversary of her groundbreaking debut album What’s the 411?

In a recent interview with NPR, she spoke about Strength of a Woman and her classic debut. Speaking on What’s the 411?‘s impact, she said:

“I wasn’t conscious that I was doing something different in that moment. I just knew that I loved hip-hop and R&B, and I was doing what I loved. And I didn’t realize what we had done ’til later, like, “Wow, we created a whole genre of music.”

She also mentioned that she likes to work out to that album, which is just a great thing to learn.

Stream Strength of a Woman by Mary J. Blige below + keep your eyes open for her tour to come to a city near you.


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