Mary J. Blige is a genre-defying artist. Her nine Grammy wins are evidence to this fact.
In a music career that stretches close to three decades, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has grabbed hold of gramophones in four distinct genres: R&B, rap, pop, and gospel. Her victories have crowned her the only artist to achieve this remarkable feat.
Blige has won five GRAMMYs in the R&B field including Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “He Think I Don’t Know.”
Look at Blige’s wins for the other different genres:
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need to Get By” with Method Man
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for “When I Say Your Name” with Sting
Best Gospel Performance for “Never Gonna Break My Faith” with Aretha Franklin
Blige had a great chance to break her own record at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, as was nominated for Best Dance Recording for “F For You” with Disclosure. It marked her first nomination in the Dance/Electronic field.