Mary J.Blige, Anita Baker Finally Record A Duet

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Mary J. Blige loves dueting with her idols. From Chaka Khan to Aretha Franklin, she has recorded with each of these legendary figures in music. Now she will add Anita Baker to that growing list.

On Saturday (Jan.11), as many celebrities friends of Blige wished her a happy birthday via Twitter, Baker took the time to send her a birthday shout out. She also revealed she couldn’t wait for fans to hear their new duet.

“Happy BDay, Have it Your Way ALL Day,” tweeted the “Rapture” singer. “Can’t wait 4 our fans to hear the New Song we’ve Produced. Hugs Love & Light 🙂 ab.”

Last June, Blige’s husband posted a photo via Instagram of the two singers in the studio together. “Finally, @brooklynnblige and Ms Anita Baker in the studio together making magic. #Greatness #legendary.”

The new song will be the first time the two artist have recorded a song together. The “My Life” artist performed “Caught Up In Rapture” with Baker at the 2011 BET Awards. A demo of the song was recorded by Blige and was eventually passed to Uptown Records CEO Andre Harrell, who signed Blige in the early 90’s.

We can’t wait for the duet. Until then, watch the two sing Baker’s “Angel” at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

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Miguel, Daniel Caesar and H.E.R. Tapped for Broccoli City Festival

The lineup up for the 2018 Broccoli City Festival has been announced. R&B stars Miguel, Daniel Caesar and H.E.R. are among the list of artists set to perform at the highly anticipated event. Other artists on the bill include Migos, Cardi B and Rich the Kid.

The festival will be held on Saturday, April 28 at the RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Tickets are on sale now at bcfestival.com.

All three R&B acts will be supporting their respective projects. Miguel, who is set to launch his War & Leisure Tour in February, will be promoting his Grammy-nominated album of the same title. Meanwhile, Daniel Caesar — who is on his sold-out Freudian World Tour — released his debut album of the same title last summer. R&B’s most mysterious newcomer H.E.R. just wrapped her sold-out Lights OnTour.

Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige and others Win at 49th NAACP Image Awards

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.

Mary J. Blige Releases New Uplifting Track ‘Bounce Back’

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.”

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