Blige continued a special California weekend after being nominated at the 2018 Golden Globes for best performance by an actress in a supporting role for her contributions starring as Florence Jackson in Dee Rees' Mudbound.
It was a double dose of celebrations yesterday for Mary J Blige as she turned 47 as she finally also got her Hollywood Walk of Fame star. "I say it because I know that now, and I know my worth, and what this means".
Mary J Blige at the 2018 BAFTA Tea Party Arrivals at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles on January 6, 2018 in Beverly Hills, CA.
Blige - the self-proclaimed "queen of hip-hop soul" who is best known for hits such as 'No More Drama' and 'Reminisce' - is a nine-time Grammy victor with tens of millions of records sold worldwide. "Ladies, let me tell you something", she sings. And then I wrote you guys a letter called "My Life" and you all wrote me one back saying 'me too, Mary, ' so thank you so much.More news: Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder, donating $33 million to 'dreamers'
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Blige's second album, "My Life", released in 1994, featured the hits "I'm Going Down", "Mary Jane", "I Love You", and the title track, which became a signature song for her. "You really really helped save my life", the NY native added.
"We lived in the projects but we had love in our home", she said.
"Mudbound opened up doors and gave me strength that I didn't even know I had".
The hip-hop crooner received the 2,626th star on the Boulevard during a ceremony that was emceed by Sean "Diddy" Combs. Combs executive produced Blige's debut album. "Whatever she is going through, she knows she has a responsibility to help others who are going through the same thing", Diddy said.