Mary J Blige

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Mary J Blige’s 20 greatest songs – ranked!
As her debut album turns 30 this month, we rate the best of a singer who pours pain into her music with so much drama

Alexis Petridis

14, Jul, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Super Bowl: the ads, the music and everything but the football – as it happened
While the game raged on, there were several major ads and movie trailers and a much-anticipated half-time show from some hip-hop and R&B legends

Benjamin Lee and Adrian Horton

14, Feb, 2022 @3:09 AM

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Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J Blige’s half-time show – an all-timer
The supergroup of hip-hop and R&B legends delivered the most entertaining Super Bowl half-time show in years

Sam Wolfson

14, Feb, 2022 @2:55 AM

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Dr Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Mary J Blige and Snoop Dogg to perform at Super Bowl
The five multi-award-winning artists will perform on the same stage together for the first time at next year’s half-time show

Benjamin Lee

30, Sep, 2021 @9:42 PM

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Mary J Blige’s My Life review – a superficial spin with the soul queen
Vapid interviews with celebrity friends pad out a dispiriting look back at the singer’s career

Simran Hans

27, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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From Beyoncé to David Bowie: 10 of the best Glastonbury sets ever
Ahead of a livestreamed version of the festival, here are some of the biggest and best performances from years gone by

Dorian Lynskey

21, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Hip-hop stars and fashion industry mourn stylist Derek Khan
Khan, who died aged 63, styled Mary J Blige and Salt-N-Pepa, forever changing the look associated with the genre

Priya Elan

04, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Music stars led by Alicia Keys call for Biden commission on racial justice
Mary J Blige, Khalid and more call for establishment of proposed Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

19, Jan, 2021 @10:07 AM

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Body Cam review – Mary J Blige cop horror is halfway haunting
A curious mashup of ripped-from-the-headlines cop drama and gory horror just about finds its footing thanks to director Malik Vitthal’s confident hand

Benjamin Lee

22, May, 2020 @6:05 AM

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Betty Wright, US soul, funk and R&B singer, dies aged 66
Singer with remarkable vocal range had been sampled by generations of hip-hop and R&B artists, including Beyoncé and Mary J Blige

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, May, 2020 @6:50 PM

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Andre Harrell, founder of influential R&B label Uptown Records, dies aged 59
Harrell launched the careers of 90s R&B megastars Mary J Blige and Jodeci on his Bad Boy label with the Notorious BIG

Edward Helmore in New York

09, May, 2020 @1:34 PM

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Dr Dre's 20 best productions – ranked!
As the Grammys announces it will honour the producer at its 2020 ceremony, here’s a look at his journey from gangsta rap pioneer to Beats billionaire

Alexis Petridis

07, Nov, 2019 @3:07 PM

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