Mary J. Blige

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From the time she was a little girl listening to her mother's records, Mary J. Blige knew she wanted to be a singer-but her family told her it would never happen, Mary found escape from her hard life by singing in the church. As a teen, she made what she considers one of the biggest mistakes in her life-she dropped out of high school.

Bored with the life of a dropout and determined to start a music career, she made a demo tape at a mall recording studio. The tape eventually made...

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Overview

From the time she was a little girl listening to her mother's records, Mary J. Blige knew she wanted to be a singer-but her family told her it would never happen, Mary found escape from her hard life by singing in the church. As a teen, she made what she considers one of the biggest mistakes in her life-she dropped out of high school.

Bored with the life of a dropout and determined to start a music career, she made a demo tape at a mall recording studio. The tape eventually made it into the hands of a record executive, who was wowed by her sound. At eighteen, Mary had a recording contract. She paired up with Sean "Diddy" Combs to produce top albums. By 2007, the R&B powerhouse had produced seven top albums that had sold over 34 million copies worldwide and earned her six Grammy Awards. Here is the story of a lost girl's journey to superstardom, self-discovery and love.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584156123
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Pub Inc
  • Publication date: 6/15/2007
  • Series: A Blue Banner Biography Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents


Tough Times     5
A Hard Road     10
Big Break     15
What's the 411?     19
No More Drama     24
Chronology     29
Discography     30
Further Reading     31
Works Consulted     31
Index     32
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