Happy 48th birthday to Mary J. Blige! She is still going strong ... if her 1992 debut What's the 411? arguably remains her best, she came close with the aptly-named The Breakthrough in 2005, and her most recent, 2017's Strength of a Woman, is no embarrassment. The sobriquet "Queen of Hip Hop Soul" might have been a promotional tool at first, but Blige made it real. She has had a record 23 Top Ten tracks on the Billboard Adult R&B charts. And she has maintained an acting career that is more than just a sideline, receiving an Oscar nomination for Mudbound. Here are some of her best:
"I'm Goin' Down"
"I Can Love You"