<p>2017 ESSENCE Fest Performer Mary J. Blige To Receive A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame</p>

The Queen of Hip Hop soul joins Taraji P. Henson, Bernie Mac, Snoop Dogg and more as a recipient of the coveted honor.


As the reigning queen of Hip Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige has given us years of unforgettable music that remains in rotation from our birthday parties, to our weddings, to our radios and everywhere in between. 

ESSENCE Festival 2017 single-night tickets and ticket packages are on sale now! For more info and the latest news, visit our Festival page here.

Her unique way of blending the endearing energy of R&B with the raw vibe of Hip Hop has made her a constant standout in the entertainment industry over the course of her 28-year career. Naturally, we’re elated to celebrate the 2017 ESSENCE Festival performer being a part of the latest group of celebs who will be next up to receive a star on the coveted Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce unveiled the full list of 2018 honorees on Thursday, June 22, via a press release on their website.

Mary joins a host of other accomplished music, film, theater, radio and television stars, including Taraji P. Henson, F. Gary Gray, Shonda Rhimes, Snoop Dogg, Niecy Nash, Ice T, Bernie Mac, Zoe Saldana and Lin-Manuel Miranda, to name few.

Be sure to grab your tickets to see Mary light up the stage, alongside more of the biggest names in music, at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans this July!