ESSENCE and VH1 Soul Team Up to Celebrate Mary J. Blige and Black Music Month!

SOUL STORY: MARY J. BLIGE (June 2-3; check out and local listings)

Hear from the Queen of Hip-hop Soul herself as she shares the intimate inspirations for her music. And if you want to check out her videos, click on MJB Box Set on MJB Box Set.

SOUL DEEP: (June 4; check local listings)
This six-part documentary chronicles the evolution and ascent of soul music, taking fans through gospel, Motown and funk and closing with “From Ghetto to Fabulous,” which features Mary’s contributions to the genre.

After you check out the ESSENCE Top 100 Songs, download the entire list from

Happy Black Music Month!

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