No Hateration, no Holleration.
I like only one singer better than Beyonce.
Mary J. Blige is so fucking badass. She was a junkie and an alcoholic and a busted-up looking, tantrum-throwing diva and has a scar on her cheek she won't talk about. Now she's polished, has a smoking body, and expensive-looking hair, but still wails like the gospel mama she totally is.
This album is kind of a greatest hits. It came out the middle of December but I finally got a chance to listen to it this week. I can't stop!! It's top to bottom awesome.
I saw her sing live on SNL and nearly passed out. She commits so hard. It was like that one Grammy's when she sang "No More Drama" and the camera panned over the audience and by Celine Dion, who was, like, crying cuz she was so sad she couldn't be as awesome as Mary J. Blige.
Other cool things about Mary J. Blige: I saw her sing crazy gospel trills in 5 inch stilleto Timberland boots, and superhot painted-on skinny jeans. Also, her face in repose looks exactly like a pretty doe. God, she's the best.
Tracks I love are: No One Will Do, Be Without You, and of course, Family Affair.
If you buy this and don't like it, I will give you $9.99.
Price: $9.99 on iTunes