Mary J. Blige has reconnected with Grammy-winning songwriter and vocal producer Kuk Harrell in the studio.
Harrell posted a picture of the two of them smiling in the lounge. “Always an honor and always grateful to be able to do what I do with the level of artist that I’m blessed to be allowed to craft their gifts (voice) on special records,” wrote Harrell in a caption.
“I’m especially grateful to be back in again with @therealmaryjblige with whom my very first Grammy win was with back in the day!!!”
Harrell and Blige have worked together, specifically on the album, Growing Pains, released in 2007. This album won Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in 2009.
He helped co-write the latter song, which was a big hit on urban radio and even won Best R&B Performance at the 65th Grammy Awards. Meanwhile, this year, the former chart-topping track was nominated for a Best Original Song Oscar.
In an interview with E! News, Blige hinted that she plans to new music this summer. “New music coming this summer. Great music,” Blige confirmed while promoting her upcoming Lifetime original movie, Mary J. Blige’s Strength of a Woman.
Good Morning Gorgeous was nominated for Album of the Year and Best R&B Album at this year’s Grammys, while the title track was also up for several awards, including Best R&B Song and Record of the Year.
Good Morning Gorgeous was featured on Rated R&B’s 30 Best R&B Albums of 2022 list.
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