Mary Jane Blige a.k.a. Mary J. Blige is a singer, rapper, songwriter, model, actress, and producer based in the United States. She was one of the biggest names in the music industry and has numerous hit songs to her name. She is a proud owner of 9 Grammy Awards and many others. She has worked with some top-notch singer like 50 Cent, Shakira, Whitney Houston, Sting, Kanye West, e.t.c.
She is a legend and has ventured into different career options like acting. She is very talented and has successfully mesmerized the world with her incredible voice. However, at the moment, roads have gotten very rocky for the singer. She is struggling a lot financially and her estimated net worth as of 2017-2018 is negative $11 million.
Mary J. Blige
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Continue reading to find out more about her net worth, career, and achievements.
R&B Legend Mary is not the sole owner of the massive negative $11 million net worth. She and her estranged husband share the debts equally. Each of them owes more than $5 million in debt which is mainly owned by IRS.
However, it is not the case practically, her husband is not ready to do anything regarding the debt. Instead, he demanded a spousal support and other fees of $799 thousand from August 2016 to September 2017.
Moreover, Mary is ready to bear the burden of the debt alone if she does not have to pay for the spousal support. And TMZ also shared that she is all set to let him off the hook if he decides to pay her a sum of $6 million only.
Before going professional, Mary used to sing at church and in no time, she became the first female artist (background singer) of Uptown Records' in 1989. In 1992, the label released her first single What's the 411? which not only gained a lot of positive reviews but also landed on the 6th place on the Billboard 200. The song was also able to top the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and is a certified three times Platinum. She was awarded 2 Soul Train Music Awards back in 1993 for the single.
Despite it being her debut song, she was able to gain massive fame and became main-stream in no time.
Watch Mary J. on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Throughout the years, she released numerous songs and albums among which the most popular ones are Real Love, Not Gon' Cry, My Life and Be Without You. With her increasing success as a singer, she stepped into the acting world in 1995 and made her debut through TV series New York Undercover.
She has appeared in many films and TV series which include Moesha, Rock of Ages, Black Nativity and many others. Recently in 2017, she also appeared in film Mudbound as Florence Jackson, and for her portrayal of the character, she has won and been nominated for numerous awards like Golden Globe Awards, Hollywood Film Awards, and much more.
Moving on to her awards and achievements, she has been nominated for a total of 163 awards as a musician. Out of them, she has won 66 awards. She owns 4 American Music Awards, 4 BET Awards. 10 Billboard Music Awards, 9 Grammy Awards, an MTV Video Music Awards, 5 Soul Train Music Awards, 2 World Music Awards, and 4 ASCAP Pop Music Awards.
Watch Mary J. Accept her Grammy Award
She has been going through a very rough time recently, but we are sure that she will soon make a come back financially and will be able to focus on her career more.