'Mary J Blige’s My Life’: Air time, how to live stream, plot and all about hip hop icon’s docu on her second album

'Mary J Blige’s My Life’: Air time, how to live stream, plot and all about hip hop icon’s docu on her second album
Mary J Blige in a still from 'Mary J Blige’s My Life' documentary (YouTube)

Mary J Blige is one of the finest female emcees in the world of hip hop who has sold over 50 million records and has bagged several coveted awards. In a career spanning more than three decades, the New York City native has overall dropped 13 studio albums out of which her sophomore effort called ‘My Life’ is considered one of her best work to date.

The 50-year-old rapper is now getting a documentary where her fans will get to go behind her second album which displayed a raw story of abuse, mental health, and addiction. The documentary has been titled 'Mary J Blige’s My Life’ and will hit the Internet in June end.  Blige ‘s album ‘My Life’ was released in 1994 which included classics such as ‘I’m Goin’ Down’, ‘You Gotta Believe’ and ‘Be Happy.’ Speaking of documentaries, music lovers recently enjoyed the release of Demi Lovato’s documentary called ‘Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil’ along with singer Pink’s documentary titled ‘All I Know So Far.’ Former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson is also being rumored to be getting his own documentary soon.
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An elated Blige took to her Twitter to share the big news with her fans while also revealing the release date of her brand new documentary. While attaching the trailer with the post, she captioned, “I am excited to share the trailer for my new documentary. Get ready to learn the story behind the most inspiring albums of all time in #MJBMyLife with Yours Truly!! Coming June 25th to @PrimeVideo” As the tweet reveals, 'Mary J. Blige’s My Life’ will be up for streaming on June 25.




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‘Mary J. Blige’s My Life’ will up for streaming on Amazon Prime on June 25, 2021



The official description of the documentary reads, “Mary J. Blige set the music world on fire with her trailblazing 1994 LP “My Life,”. In Vanessa Roth’s documentary Mary J. Blige’s My Life, the singer, producer and actress reveals the demons and blessings that inspired the record and propelled her to international stardom. She celebrates the 25th anniversary of her most influential work by performing the album live for the first time.”


The album later earned triple platinum status, won the Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Album, and received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album. Speaking to People magazine about the same, Blige stated, “My Life is the album that really bonded me with my fans who have since been along for what turned out to be a crazy ride. Going back and reliving that time and that music felt like an out-of-body experience, but one I'm so humbled by.” She added, “Through all the highs and lows my one constant has been my fans, and I wanted to make this documentary for them. To give them more insight into who I was and who I am now, where I've come from and where I still want to go and break down an album that completely changed everything for me."





The brand new documentary on Blige will, of course, shed light on the female emcee. Apart from the rapper taking her fans on a journey through her road to superstardom, the documentary will also feature legendary hip-hop rapper and record producer Sean “Diddy” Combs and award-winning singer Alicia Keys. 



Mary J Blige

With 13 studio albums and selling 50 million records in the United States and 80 million records worldwide, the Grammy-winning crooner is one of the top global icons. She has won four American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards along with three Golden Globe Awards. Blige also scored an Academy Award nod for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song, becoming the first person to get nominated for acting and song-writing in the same year.



Sean “Diddy” Combs

The 51-year-old rapper and entrepreneur has also executively produced Blige’s new documentary. In his illustrative career, Combs has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards. His debut album, ‘No Way Out’ has been certified seven times platinum.



Alicia Keys

Keys has sold more than 50 million albums and has various awards to her name. The multiple Grammy-winning crooner is a recipient of 17 NAACP Image Awards, 12 ASCAP Awards and an award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and National Music Publishers Association.




‘Mary J Blige’s My Life’ has been helmed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth and is produced by Ashaunna K Ayars and Q Nicole Jackson and executive produced by Blige, Combs, Tara Long, Mark Ford, and Kevin Lopez. Legendary musician Quincy Jones serves as the executive music producer on the project.



In the trailer, Blige admits, “My Life is probably my darkest album at one of the darkest times I’ve had” adding “Most of the time I was just depressed and didn’t want to live. I had it all inside and I was able to sing it and write it, and I didn’t know that so many people felt the same way.” 




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