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Mary J. Blige Joins Sam Smith at NYC Show

June 18, 2014

Sam Smith brought his soulful tunes to New York's Apollo Theater on Tuesday night, and he also took along a surprise guest. R&B goddess Mary J. Blige joined the singer for a duet on the ruminative "Stay With Me," delighting attendees at the crowded...

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R. Kelly to Drop 'White Panties'

March 4, 2014

R. Kelly's 2013 album Black Panties debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and has gone on to sell more than 300,000 copies. In light of the album's success, the singer told V Magazine that he is planning a sequel entitled White Panties. R....

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Frank Ocean's 'Super Rich Kids' Named in Lawsuit

February 11, 2014

TufAmerica, the record label that has filed copyright infringement lawsuits against Jay Z and Beastie Boys, filed a similar lawsuit involving Frank Ocean's Channel Orange track "Super Rich Kids" and its sample of Mary J. Blige's "Real Love." See Where...

2013

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'X Factor' Crowns Alex and Sierra

December 20, 2013

Phew. The X Factor finally did something right this season: Alex and Sierra won. Rolling Stone's Complete Coverage of The X Factor After a rocky, borderline-laughable third season, the show may have saved face by declaring the cutesy couple from Simon...

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Morrissey, Jake Bugg Ready to Rock for Peace

November 26, 2013

Morrissey and Jake Bugg are among a new batch of artists scheduled to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert happening December 11th in Oslo, Norway. Syrian musician Omar Souleyman and Swedish rapper Timbuktu will also take part in the 20th annual event,...

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Mary J. Blige Faces IRS Lien for Unpaid Taxes

May 24, 2013

Mary J. Blige is facing a hefty Internal Revenue Service lien for unpaid taxes. The IRS hit the 42-year-old singer and her husband Martin Isaacs with a $3.4 million lien in New Jersey and filed notice on February 7th, according to The Associated...

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Beyonce, Mary J. Blige Featured on the-Dream's New Album

April 5, 2013

It's been a year since the-Dream first previewed his album, IV Play MMXII, an event thrown together as if for the hell of it: at the time, no release date had been set. There was a song with Gucci Mane, another with Mary J. Blige, one called "Loving You."...

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Morrissey Salutes Nobel Prize Winners

December 12, 2013

Last night, Morrissey capped off an impressive lineup at this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, where he performed a three song set that included "People Are the Same Everywhere," "Irish Blood, English Heart" and a slightly tweaked...

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Beyonce Leads a Charge of Powerful Women at Sound of Change

June 1, 2013

Girls run the world – and Beyoncé ran the show at The Sound Of Change charity concert in London Saturday night. Billed in advance as a sort of "female Live Aid" aimed at promoting women’s empowerment around the world, the concert at...

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Bono and Mary J. Blige Perform "One"

May 17, 2013

Earlier this week, Bono and Mary J. Blige took the stage at New York's Jacob Javits Center to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Robin Hood Foundation. They performed U2's "One" (which they recorded together in 2005) and U2's overlooked 2009 classic...

2012

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Rolling Stones Anniversary Tour Thrills in New York

December 9, 2012

Deep into the Rolling Stones' first American concert in six years, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on December 8th, Mick Jagger paused for a few words about his band's 50 years in business. "People keep asking us, 'Why do you keep doing this?'"...

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Mary J. Blige Faces Lawsuit for Defaulting on Loan

November 29, 2012

Mary J. Blige and her husband have been slapped with a lawsuit by Signature Bank alleging they defaulted on a $2.2 million bank loan, Reuters reports. According to documents filed in a New York court in Manhattan, the bank is seeking the original amount...

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Mary J. Blige and Jeff Beck to Join Rolling Stones for Tour Kickoff

November 25, 2012

Mary J. Blige and Jeff Beck will appear as special guests at the Rolling Stones concert in London tonight, the band announced on their website. The R&B singer and rock guitar legend will be taking the stage with the band as they kick off their...

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Mary J. Blige Sings for President Obama

September 7, 2012

Mary J. Blige stood onstage last night at the Democratic National Convention and took a moment to reflect on a week of speeches in support of President Barack Obama. "I am so thankful that the message has been that we are in this together," she said at...

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Mary J. Blige and Gary Clark Jr. to Join Rolling Stones in Brooklyn

December 4, 2012

The Rolling Stones are already putting their new official app to good use, announcing that R&B superstar Mary J. Blige and rising guitar slinger Gary Clark Jr. will join the group on stage for their upcoming show at Brooklyn's Barclay's Center. The...

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The Rolling Stones' 50th Anniversary Tour Blasts Off in London

November 25, 2012

The Rolling Stones began their 50th anniversary tour with the biggest possible bang on Sunday night, as a host of special guests joined them for a hit-packed show in London's O2 Arena. Former Stones comrades Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor returned to...

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Hurricane Sandy Telethon Raises $23 Million

November 5, 2012

NBC's "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" telethon raised $23 million for the Red Cross' relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The all-star benefit last Friday featured performances by Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Sting, Billy Joel,...

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'Star Trek' Actress Zoe Saldana to Play Nina Simone in Biopic

August 16, 2012

Actress Zoe Saldana is set to play Nina Simone in the long in-the-works biopic about the beloved singer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Nina will start production in Los Angeles on October 16th after various delays, including the departure of Mary...

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