Mary J. Blige blows out a special candle on this day. She celebrates the release of her second album My Life.
Already 27 years of existence for the second album of Mary J. Blige. Entitled My life, this album was released on November 29, 1994 and is a production of Diddy , formerly Sean Combs aka Puffy. Mary J. Blige was currently a member of Puffy’s Bad Boy label and was under the great hip hop and R&B influence of her producer as were other label members like Jodeci, Carl Thomas and then unknown Faith Evans .
A short album
Now called queen of hip hop / R & B, Mary J. Blige sealed her rise in the music industry with this album which is a candidate for her greatest achievements.
Indeed, this album relates exactly the life of MJB. He has caught everyone’s attention because he talks about sensitive issues to which society is constantly exposed. In the album, MJB talks about his experiences with drug addiction, domestic violence and depression. This album has its roots in his first album “What’s The 411” released in 1992.
My Life has 17 standard edition tracks with an additional bonus track for the international edition. Some of the big hits from this record include “Be Happy”, “Mary Jane” powered by Rick James, “I’m Goin ‘Down” and the classic My Life, the title track influenced by Roy Ayers.
On this album, Puffy called on other producers like Chucky Thompson, Herb Middleton and the Trackmasterz ‘Poke.
An album that paid off big
The album ranked 1st on the Top R & B / Hip-Hop Albums and 7th on the 2003 Billboard and was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on December 13, 1995.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked it 281st in the “500 Best Albums of All Time” and 13th in “Women Who Rock: The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time”.
For its 14 th and latest album released in 2019, MJB handed the title My Life by baptizing this album My Life II (Acts 2).