Net Worth: $5 Million
- Source of Wealth Singer-songwriter, Rapper, Record producer, Actress
- Nationality United States
The “Queen of Hip-Hop and Soul,” Mary J. Blige caught the attention of record promoters in 1992 and became one of the top hip-hop and soul performers by the end of the decade, known to her fans as “Queen Mary.”
Her career was helped by Sean “Puffy” Combs and her first record, What’s the 411? (1992) was a commercial and critical success. Her next records were equally well-received, My Life (1994), Share My World (1997), The Tour (1998) and Mary (1999). One of the biggest R&B stars of the 1990s, she has worked with other recording artists Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim, DMX, Lauryn Hill and Elton John. J. Blige has won nine Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards, and has recorded eight multi-platinum albums. She is the only artist with Grammy Award wins in Pop, Rap, Gospel, and R&B.