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There’s a paradox with some artists — the legends who stand apart from so much of pop music history in such a way that would seemingly make their music untouchable. Nina Simone is one of those artists. Her influence is vast, and her voice is so distinctive that it’d seem impossible to have her music… More »

Heading into Grammy weekend, it’s kind of fitting that this week’s 5 Best Songs includes a couple artists with a dozen total Grammy awards under their collective belts, and another act that’s up for their first this year, and yet another whose song here takes a (playful) shot at an artist who’s up for seven… More »

Once upon a time that thing that’s pictured up there happened. It was not really one of the The Worst Super Bowl Halftime Performances. But it does mark a turning point after which Super Bowl Performances would be scrubbed within an inch of their life of anything resembling hormonal charge. (Unless we’re talking about Prince’sMore »

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Mary J. Blige, John Legend Will Play A Very Empire Christmas Special

Empire isn’t quite the phenomenon it was at the beginning of the year, but it continues to draw ridiculous monster ratings for Fox. And while…
Tom Breihan | November 23, 2015 - 3:56 pm

Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine Said Some Dumb Shit About Women And Music

Happy International Men's Day! Every fucking day is International Men's Day in the world I live in (you probably live here too!), so let us…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 19, 2015 - 7:05 pm

Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah Join NBC’s The Wiz Live!

After NBC struck success with 2013's The Sound Of Music Live! and last year's Peter Pan Live!, it looks like they'll be doing a musical…
James Rettig | July 29, 2015 - 10:42 am

Watch Mary J. Blige, George Clinton, & Grandmaster Flash Join Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” At Glastonbury

Mark Ronson brought out a ton of guests for his performance at the UK's Glastonbury Festival today, but he really went went for it at…
Peter Helman | June 26, 2015 - 8:44 pm

Budweiser’s Bringing A Hologram Of Mary J. Blige’s Made In America Show To Governors Island

Ever since that fateful Tupac hologram showed up at Coachella in 2012 and became a viral sensation, holograms have been a thing again. Which is…
Caitlin White | June 19, 2015 - 11:54 am

Livestream The Global Citizen Earth Day Concert Feat. No Doubt, My Morning Jacket, Mary J. Blige

The Global Citizen Earth Day rally is taking place today on the National Mall in Washington D.C. to draw awareness to the 45th anniversary of…
James Rettig | April 18, 2015 - 12:48 pm

Grammys 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, & Videos

As exciting (?) as Music’s Biggest Night™ itself is, the real treasures are the countless GIFs, videos, tweets, memes, and other ephemera that will survive…
James Rettig | February 8, 2015 - 7:08 pm

Beck Will Perform With Chris Martin At The Grammys

The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air this Sunday, and we already know that host LL Cool Jay (cue a collective groan) will not be…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 4, 2015 - 11:35 am

Mary J. Blige – “Whole Damn Year” Video

Today, Mary J. Blige released a video for The London Sessions single "Whole Damn Year" directed by Mike Ho and Alex Moors. Blige is well-known…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 2, 2014 - 1:29 pm

Mary J. Blige & Disclosure – “Follow”

Disclosure recruited Mary J. Blige to sing on a great remix of their Settle single "F For You," and since then the duo has taken…
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Mary J. Blige – “When You’re Gone”

The biggest draw to Mary J. Blige's new album is probably all of the collaborations with people like Disclosure, Sam Smith, and Emile Sandé --…
James Rettig | November 4, 2014 - 10:22 am

Mary J. Blige – “Right Now” (Feat. Disclosure) Video

R&B queen Mary J. Blige recruited the fast-rising dance duo Disclosure to producer "Right Now," the first single from her new album The London Sessions,…
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Watch Disclosure & Mary J. Blige Team Up And Kick Ass On Kimmel

The alliance between Disclosure and Mary J. Blige isn't anything anyone could've predicted, but it's been yielding awesome things for the better part of a…
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2014 - 8:53 am

Mary J. Blige – “Nobody But You” (Co-Written By Sam Smith)

Mary J. Blige will release her London Sessions album at the end of the November. One of her collaborators on the record was Sam Smith,…
James Rettig | October 1, 2014 - 7:55 pm

Mary J. Blige – “Therapy” (Co-Written By Sam Smith) & “Whole Damn Year”

We've already heard Mary J. Blige's Disclosure collaboration from her new album, The London Sessions, and now two new songs have surfaced. "Therapy" is a…
James Rettig | September 22, 2014 - 6:29 pm

Mary J. Blige – “Right Now” (Prod. Disclosure)

Lately, soul great Mary J. Blige has been working with younger British types like Disclosure and Sam Smith, adding righteous firepower to versions of Disclosure's…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Watch Mary J. Blige Join Sam Smith At The Apollo

Harlem's Apollo Theater is maybe the most famously intimidating venue on the face of the earth, and even if a visiting foreign next-big-thing doesn't have…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2014 - 8:40 am

Sam Smith – “Stay With Me” (Feat. Mary J. Blige) Video

Mary J. Blige already lent her formidable soul swagger to an alternate version of Disclosure's "F For You." Now she's teamed up with Disclosure's pal…
Chris DeVille | June 2, 2014 - 9:41 am