What a HAPPY DAY it is for the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige. The ICON, is fresh off of the Golden Globes where she was nominated for ‘Mudbound’, now today she is celebrating her 47th birthday by receiving the 2,626th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, January 11, 2018. The ‘Real Love’ singer and actress’ star was dedicated in the category of Recording at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Eastown.
LA City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell (L) honors Mary J. Blige with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on on January 11, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Netflix)
This star is a LONG overdue, Mary has been entertaining a legion of fans for DECADES and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.
The dedication followed speeches from record producer Andre Harrell and fellow music icon Sean “Diddy” Combs. Both praised Blige for her talent and strength.
“I’m so grateful for this star right now because I’ve earned it probably three times,” said Blige. “I say that with confidence and not arrogance. I say it because I know that now, and I know my worth, and what this means.”
The Grammy Award-winning artist and recent Golden Globe nominee was greeted by fans singing “Happy Birthday” as she posed for pictures and hugged family members before the ceremony began. “I’m proud of us. Look at where we are,” Blige replied to one fan who applauded the singer.
CONGRATS MJB and a very happy birthday! Thank you for your contributions to POP CULTURE!