Mary J. at the 2019 Beta Awards Blige was awarded his Lifetime Achievement Award
Being 50 years old is a big achievement for anyone. but for Mary J. Blige, This birthday was particularly meaningful. The nine-time Grammy winner explained why during the February 23 episode Ellen DeGeneres Display.
“When it happened that night at 12, I just cried like a baby because I made it,” she said. “I’ve been through hell in my life. And to make it 50, it was just beautiful.”
Bliss, who turned 50 in January, echoed his journey amidst the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, listening to some of his earliest hits.
“I really don’t even like to hear the sound of my speaking voice, let’s listen back to my J. Blige,” she explained. “But I’ve grown so much, you know, in the belief that during quarantine, I don’t know, just said something like, ‘Listen to some Mary J. Bleys.’ And I did. I felt like an outsider is doing it. “