Today, the Queen of hip-hop soul, Mary J. Blige, celebrated two things: her 47th birthday and receiving her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Blige's star was unveiled this morning during a special ceremony, where her longtime friend and music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs presented her with the coveted star.
Since getting signed to Uptown Records at age 18 and becoming the label's youngest and first female artist, Blige has released over 10 studio albums, collected nine Grammy Awards, and snagged 31 nominations.
"Mary J. Blige is one of the most popular singers of our generation. Fans will be thrilled to see her star on the Boulevard as her career milestones are celebrated on this very famous sidewalk," said Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.
Blige recently made a successful transition from music to acting, receiving Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Critics’ Choice Award nominations for her role in Dee Rees' critically acclaimed historical drama "Mudbound."
Now she can finally add a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame to her list of incredible accomplishments. Congratulations, Queen! And Happy Birthday!