Mary J. Blige: A Life in Song

R&B singer Mary J. Blige celebrates a musical milestone in a special way! The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul steps from musician to executive producer of a new Amazon documentary about her album, ‘My Life‘. The groundbreaking LP turns 25 and Blige is giving fans the 4-1-1 on how recording the award-winning album came to be.

Mary J. Blige’s My Life takes viewers through moments of her life leading to the recording of her 1994 trailblazing album. The film-doc shares a bit of her childhood and how she gets her first record deal. Fans also get to hear the traumatic details of her relationship with singer K-Ci (of Jodeci fame) and the direction of her life now.

Blige is front and center sharing her truth and recounting the good, as well as the painful and dark times, of her experiences. P. Diddy, the late Andre Harrell (Uptown Records founder) and actress Taraji P. Henson drop background nuggets about the Yonkers, New York native. The doc is also full of other notable celebrities, industry insiders, and family members spilling major tea about Blige’s journey to global stardom.  

Mary J. Blige’s My Life

Lovers of Blige’s music will appreciate the inserts of concert footage but will crave to see more. The artistic animated images sprinkled throughout the film add visual depth to her story. The video clips of Blige’s meet and greets with fans pull viewers in to remind us why the nine-time Grammy winner and her songs are so relatable.

My Life gives viewers a heavy dose of the R&B singer’s past reality. Although, the documentary is full of emotional testimony from Blige and her inner circle, the audience may feel it only scratches the surface of the obstacles she has faced.

Mary J. Blige’s My Life celebrates the multi-talented singer’s most personal and powerful album. The film-doc is also a thank you to her fans. It’s a tribute to her choice to rise, to boldly step forward and to live her life in the sunshine.

Mary J. Blige’s My Life is streaming now exclusively on Amazon Prime.

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Cheryl Grant

Cheryl Grant is a film critic and entertainment industry veteran who has been heard on the airwaves of The Tom Joyner Morning Show and Radio One stations across the country. Follow her on Instagram at: @news2cher.

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