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us: Blige, Mary J.

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • Mary Jane
  • Variants

    • us: Brook
    • us: MJB (Mary J. Blige)
    • us: Brook Lynn
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1971-01-11
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Uptown Records
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Females
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Soul musicians
          (lcsh) Composers
            (lcsh) Sound recording executives and producers
              (lcsh) Rap musicians
                (lcsh) Actresses
                  (lcsh) Rhythm and blues musicians
                    (lcsh) Gospel musicians
                      (lcsh) Singers
                  • Sources

                    • found: Blige, M.J. My life [SR] p1994: label (Mary J. Blige)
                    • found: Guinness enc. of pop. mus., 2nd ed. (Blige, Mary J.; b. Bronx, N.Y.; hip hop and soul singer)
                    • found: New Rolling stone enc. of rock & roll (Blige, Mary J.; b. Mary Jane Blige, 1-11-71, Bronx, N.Y.)
                    • found: Blige, M.J. The breakthrough [SR] p2005: container (Brook)
                    • found:, Feb. 27, 2006 (on her album The breakthrough, Blige features a rapper named Brook, which is actually her rapper alter ego; name derived from Brooklyn)
                    • found: Urbanbridgez WWW site, Feb. 27, 2006 (Brook a.k.a. Blige)
                    • found: Reflections, p2006: label (MJB) container (Mary J. Blige)
                    • found: Blige, M.J. My life II--- [SR] p2011: container (Brook Lynn)
                    • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 12, 2011 (under My life II-- the journey continues (act 1): Brook Lynn, Blige's rap alter ego)
                    • found: Wikipedia, June 21, 2013 (Mary B. Blige; born Mary Jane Blige, January 11, 1971, Bronx, N.Y.; American singer-songwriter, record producer, and occasional rapper and actress; genres: R&B, soul, gospel, hip hop, hip hop soul)
                    • found: Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century, accessed December 18, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Blige, Mary J.; hip hop/ rap artist; born11 January 1971 in Bronx, New York, United States; signed to Uptown Records by record executive Andre Harrell; rose to fame with songs like Not Gon' Cry and Be Happy; viewed as the most influential African American female vocalist and the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul for the past two decades; honors include four Grammy Awards (1995, 2002, 2003, 2006))
                  • LC Classification

                    • ML420.B649
                  • Change Notes

                    • 1996-03-21: new
                    • 2016-05-24: revised
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