In case you haven't already heard, songstress Mary J. Blige is bringing the first-ever 'ladies night' to the 2017 ESSENCE Festival. Alongside Mary, a star-studded line up of female performers including Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Monica, Remy Ma, Jazmine Sullivan, Jhene Aiko and many more will takeover the ESSENCE Festival stages for an unforgettable night of music and sisterhood like no other.
But this isn't the first time the reigning queen of Hip Hop/Soul has used music to spread messages of female empowerment. In fact, she's teamed up with plenty fellow female music industry icons throughout the course of her career. Scroll through to hear 8 unforgettable duets featuring Mary J. Blige and some of your favorite women in music and don't forget to grab your tickets today for the 2017 ESSENCE Festival.