Mary J. Blige has gone independent. The reigning queen of R&B has signed to 300 Entertainment, bringing her imprint Mary J. Blige Productions to the label.
Blige adds legendary status to the roster consisting of Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug, Gunna, Fetty Wap, and others.
“Blessed to have the Queen of R&B join us in changing the culture,” the label wrote on Instagram.
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The announcement follows the release of Blige’s two new singles, “Amazing,” featuring DJ Khaled and “Good Morning Gorgeous.”
The latter track, produced by Oscar and Grammy-winning producer D’Mile, also refers to the title of Blige’s 14th studio album, scheduled to be released on Feb. 11, 2022.
Marking her first album since 2017’s Strength of a Woman, released through Capitol Records, Good Morning Gorgeous arrives two days ahead of her 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show performance.
For her second career appearance, she’ll grace the SoFi Stadium stage with former collaborators and hip-hop talents Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar. It goes down on Feb. 13, 2022.
Blige and Snoop Dogg collaborated last month on “Diamond Life,” taken from his Snoop Dogg Presents Algorithm release. She also celebrated the album anniversaries of My Life II: The Journey Continues (Act 1) and No More Drama.