Mary J. Blige is blowing out 41 candles today.

There are a million ways to express our love for Blige. In sharing her life’s struggles and triumphs with us, she has motivated and inspired Black women to do and be better.

Fierce, fun and fabulous is how we would describe this sassy New Yorker. From the time she hit the scene in 1992, we knew there was something special about her.

In 2011, Blige launched a perfume, released her 10th album and landed her first major acting role in “Rock of Ages,” which opens in theaters this summer.

So today as she turns 41, looking, singing, and acting better than ever — we say, “you go girl”!


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