Mary J. Blige Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 06 Feb, 2021
Facts of Mary J. Blige
Date of Birth: 1971 , January-11
Age: 50 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Mary J. Blige
Birth Name Mary J. Blige
Father Thomas Blige
Mother Cora Blige
Nationality American
Birth Place/City The Bronx, New York City, New York
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession musician, singer-songwriter, actress, and model
Net Worth $20 million
Married to Martin "Kendu" Isaacs ​ ​(m. 2003; div. 2018)
Siblings Bruce Miller, LaTonya Blige-DaCosta
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Mary Jane Blige is an American singer, actress, and model who started her career as a background singer in the late 1980s and later on started her own career with her debut album, ‘What’s the 411?.’ These days her acting career has also reached a peak after she received several awards and nominations with the 2017 film Mudbound.

Short-Bio Of Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige was born under the birth sign Capricorn on January 11, 1971, in the Bronx, New York. She is the daughter of Cora and Thomas Blige who raised her alongside her elder sister. Her parents got divorced when she was around four years old. 

After divorce, she and her siblings moved to Georgia along with their mother but they soon returned as the lifestyle there did not suit them well. Mary grew extremely fond of hip-hop music, owing to the collection owned by her mother. 

Her mother and sister supported her fully in her passion and she was also able to win a local singing competition when she was 8 years old. As she mostly uses to give her time in music she, later on, decided to quit high school while still in junior high.

Her Personal Life: Married, Divorce, and Kids

The 50 years old, Mary J. Blige seems to be single at the moment as she has preferred to keep her peronsl life away from the public but previolsy she was married to Kendu Issacs in 2003 after two and half years of love life.

They met each other in 2000s and soon started dating and got married. Howver their marriage didn't last forever as they separated in 2016 and divrce in 2018.

Career History and Net Worth

As being involved in music once she got acquainted with someone at ‘Uptown Records,’ a label and she started to work as a background singer. Until she didn't meet Puff Daddy her talent was not recognized. Puff Dady became a mentor to young Blige and also became the executive producer for her debut album.

Her debut album was What’s the 411 which was released in July 1992. And her debut album was able to top the ‘Billboard 200’ chart. Real Love and You Remind Me became particularly famous from her debut album.

After this, she has released 13 studio albums and has received immense international success. Among 13, eight of her album has been honored as “multi-platinum” by the ‘Recording Industry Association of America’ (RIAA). Also, she has bagged 9 ‘Grammy Awards’ .

Apart from music, she is also very famous as an actress. She made her movie debut in 2001 with her appearance in the Prison Song. Her career got huge limelight after she became part of the  2017 film Mudbound.

From her successful career, she has earned a huge amount and as of 2021, her net worth is calculated to be around $20 million.

Quick Facts

How Old Is Mary J. Blige? 

  • Mary Jane Blige is 50 years old as of 2021.

What Is Her Relationship Status As of Now?

  • Currently, she seems to be single after her divorce from Martin "Kendu" Isaacs in 2018.

How Much Is Her Net Worth As of 2020?

  • As of 2020, her net worth is calculated to be around $20 million.

 

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