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Posted: January 12, 2018

Mary J. Blige Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 11:  Recording artist Mary J. Blige is honored with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 11, 2018 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 11: Recording artist Mary J. Blige is honored with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 11, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

By Julie Morgan

Thursday, January 11, 2018 was a big day for Mary J. Blige.  The singer/actress not only celebrated her birthday and a trip to the Critics’ Choice Awards but she also got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Notable names in her career including Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Dee Rees, the director of the movie Mudbound attended the event.  She was also supported by her family.

The “Fine” songstress says the movie Mudbound “opened doors and gave me strength I didn’t know I had”.  Blige credits Rees with calling her for a role in the movie when she was at a low point.

During the speech she says she’s not letting what’s going on in her life “get the best” of her.  She also says she’s glad the star came at this time in her life even though she’s already earned it “3 times” over.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 11: Mary J. Blige (C) attends the ceremony honoring Mary J. Blige with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on on January 11, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Netflix)

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 11: Mary J. Blige (L) and Sean 'Diddy' Combs attend the ceremony honoring Mary J. Blige with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on on January 11, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Netflix)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 11: Mary J. Blige (C) and family attend the ceremony honoring Mary J. Blige with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on on January 11, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Netflix)

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 11: Mary J. Blige and her family attend the ceremony honoring Mary J. Blige with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on on January 11, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Netflix)

Rich Polk/Getty Images for Netflix
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 11: Mary J. Blige (L) and Dee Rees attend the ceremony honoring Mary J. Blige with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on on January 11, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Netflix)
Rich Polk/Getty Images for Netflix
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 11: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Leron Gubler, Mary J. Blige and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Chair of the Board Jeff Zarrinnam attend the ceremony honoring Mary J. Blige with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on on January 11, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Netflix)


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Mary J. Blige Nominated for 2 Golden Globes

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Mary J. Blige Nominated for 2 Golden Globes

Mary J. is going her thing!  

The singer/actress is nominated for two Golden Globes.

She’s nominated for doing what we’ve known her for for so long, music.  She gets recognition in the Best Original Song-Motion Picture category for the movie Mudbound.  The song is “Mighty River” with music by Raphael Saadiq and lyrics by Mary J. Blige, Saadiq and, Taura Stinson.  You probably recognize Saadiq for being a member of the group Tony! Toni! Tone’!

According to Netflix, Mudbound is described as:

Two Mississippi families -- one black, one white -- confront the brutal realities of prejudice, farming and friendship in a divided World War II era.

Mary J. Blige is also nominated for her acting chops!  She gets a nod for Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture for Mudbound as well.  Mary J. plays Florence Jackson in the Netflix original based in a racially seismic time.  Jackson is the matriarch of the family and of course, we know she’s the woman holding it together for everyone else.  

Blige isn’t the only singer nominated for a Golden Globe.  Mariah Carey is also up for an award in one of the same categories as the What’s The 411? artist.  Carey is up for a Best Original Song-Motion Picture award for the movie, The Star.   The music and lyrics for the song of the same name are by Mariah and Marc Shaiman.  

The Star is an animated film about the first Christmas.   The Star features voice work from Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, and Anthony Anderson just to name a few.

Have you seen either movie?  If so, what did you think?  

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