Happy Birthday, Mary! 7 Times The Queen Of Hip Hop Soul Lit The Essence Festival Stage On Fire

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These video clips are giving us some serious MJB Essence Fest fever! Which moment was your favorite?
Rachaell Davis Jan, 11, 2019

Mary J. Blige is no stranger to the ESSENCE Festival stage and since she’s a longtime honorary member of the ESSENCE Family, you know we have to take a moment to celebrate her on her special day.

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From showstopping performances that had us all singing our hearts out and d0ancing the night away, to healing conversations that saw her bring some of our favorite ladies in pop culture together in discussion for the the first time, Ms. Blige certainly knows how to give us an ESSENCE Fest moment we’ll never forget.

As we continue to celebrate her 48th birthday, here’s a quick look back at a few times the Queen of Hip Hop soul was in true form at ESSENCE Festival.

Mary J. Blige - ESSENCE Festival 2010

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Mary J. Blige ESSENCE Festival - 2010

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Mary J. Blige ESSENCE Festival 2011

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Mary J. Blige ESSENCE Festival - 2014

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Mary J. Blige & Method Man - ESSENCE Festival 2015

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Mary J. Blige Strength Of A Woman Panel - ESSENCE Festival 2017

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Mary J. Blige Sister Love Panel - ESSENCE Festival 2018

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