Guest Author - Shelia M. Goss
The Queen of Hip-Hop, Mary J Blige, will release her seventh album, “The Breakthrough,” on Geffen Records on December 20, 2005.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 14 years already. She’s grown from the young lady of the projects of NYC to the queen she is now. With her distinct vocals, there’s no denying her place among the best singers of our time.
She can sing about heartache one moment and have you dancing in the club the next. Audiences love her. She’s been the unofficial spokesperson for women everywhere.
Listeners can always count on Mary J Blige to keep it real. This Grammy award winner worked with an all-star cast of producers (Bryan-Michael Cox, Rodney Jerkins, the Black Eyed Peas’ Will I Am, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Dre & Vidal, Raphael Saadiq, etc.).
The album contains 14 tracks and includes the hot single, “Be Without You,” duet with Bono of U2, “One;” “MJB Da MVP,” “Can’t Hide From Love,” and the hit with The Game, “Hate It or Love It.”
With an early release date, Mary J Blige’s “The Breakthrough” comes out just in time to add to your holiday shopping list.