American singer/songwriter, actress, and philanthropist.
Born: 11 January 1971 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA.
Blige has recorded songs with and by [a=Faith Evans], [a=Whitney Houston], [a=The Notorious B.I.G.], [a=Method Man], [a=Jay-Z], [a=George Michael], [a=Lauryn Hill], [a=Sting], [a=Babyface], [a=Sean "Puffy" Combs], and many others.
In November 2010, Billboard Magazine ranked Blige as the most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years, she ranked number two (overall) ahead of [a=Janet Jackson], [a=Mariah Carey], and [a=Whitney Houston].
In the 1990s had a rocky relationship with [a=K-Ci] from [a=Jodeci], in 2003 she married Martin Kendu Isaacs.