The wait is almost over for die-hard Mary J. Blige fans anticipating the R&B star’s next big hit.

According to, the queen of Hip Hop Soul, who broke into the music scene with her 1992 debut album, “What’s the 4-1-1,” is set to release her tenth LP, “My Life II… The Journey Continues” on November 21, 2011.

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The album is a sequel the Blige’s much loved 1994 release, “My Life,” recorded 17 years ago, and presents a more reflective, older MJB.

“The first ‘My Life,’ I didn’t understand why I was in so much pain,” Blige has said. “This one add another level of understanding.”

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The record will include the singles “25/8,” “Masterpiece” and “Midnight Drive” and is set to feature production from Pharell Williams and other top producers.

Where were you when Mary  J. Blige released “My Life” in 1994?