Life Lesson: It’s not easy trying to be perfect in the eyes of society, but face it, you can’t. You are only human and you make mistakes. However, you must learn from those mistakes and learn to forgive yourself and you can only hope that others will learn to forgive you as well.
“I cry when you cry/ I hurt when you hurt/ I’ve made mistakes but I can’t turn back time/I’m only human/forgive me.”
The winners of the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced on Monday night during the live broadcast from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, which aired on TV One.
The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson and opened with a powerful moment in support of #TIMESUP featuring Angela Robinson, Kerry Washington, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Laverne Cox, Lena Waithe and Tracee Ellis Ross. There was a live pre-show from the red carpet hosted by Terrence J with special correspondent, Tanika Ray.
Among the winners were R&B acts SZA (Outstanding New Artist), Bruno Mars (Outstanding Male Artist, Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album, Outstanding Song) and Mary J. Blige (Outstanding Female Artist). R&B legend Charlie Wilson was honored with the Music Makes a Difference Award.
In celebration of her 47th birthday (Jan. 11), Mary J. Blige released a brand new track titled “Bounce Back.” On the uplifting track, Blige sings about how she pulls through during the difficult times in her life.
“What I been through (yeah) / All I the suffering and the fighting but I still pull through (yeah) / Still we rise and we fall every time,” Blige sings. “You I know I always bounce back / Never turn back / Love is like that,” she continues.
“Bounce Back” appears to be a treat to Blige’s fans. The song is currently only available to stream on Soundcloud.
This is been an eventful week for Blige. On her birthday, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “I’m so grateful for this star right now because I’ve earned it probably three times,” she said. “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.”
Brandy decides to be “Brave” and release a rendition of Sara Bareilles’ 2013 single. And what do you know, it sounds awesome — like we knew it would be.
The vocal athlete makes the uplifting anthem her own, as she sings, “You can be amazing / You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug / You can be the outcast / Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love.”
Brandy shared a clip on Twitter Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 9) of her singing her version of Sara’s inspirational song. “#brave is what I have to be to live the life I am meant to live. What a beautiful song,” she wrote.
Although the cover is less than 2 minutes, it caught the attention of the Little Voice singer.