Mary J. Blige is one of the defining voices of the contemporary music era. With a track record of eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus a staggering 32 nominations), a 2012 Golden Globe nomination, and five American Music Awards, Blige is a global superstar and she’s bringing that overflowing talent to the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, February 24, 2017.
Born in the Bronx, Mary J. Blige began moving people with her soulful voice when at 18 she signed with Uptown Records. She brought her gritty, urban-rooted style – fusing hip-hop, soul, and honest lyrics – to the forefront on her debut album What’s the 411? Blige helped redefine R&B and began forging a unique niche for herself on the more personal second album, 1994’s My Life. Blige is an artist that uses her gift of song to lift spirits and touch lives while bringing her heart, soul and truth to those who are willing to listen. She is loved for her passionate, chart-topping hits like “Be Without You,” “Not Gon’ Cry,” “No More Drama,” and “Family Affair,” all of which have made her a force in music.
Blige, who co-penned “I Can See in Color” for 2009’s Precious soundtrack, has branched out into acting. She appeared in Tyler Perry’s dramatic comedy, I Can Do Bad All By Myself in 2009 and starred in Rock of Ages, alongside Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin in 2012. Blige has guest-starred on the ABC comedy, Black-ish and the FOX musical drama Empire and most recently, starred as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West on the NBC musical, The Wiz LIVE!
In 2014, Mary J. Blige released her 13th studio album, The London Sessions, which reached the No.1 position on the Top R&B Albums chart and included a behind-the-scene documentary of her recording sessions that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015.
Tickets for the 8pm Mary J. Blige performance on Friday, February 24, 2017 are on sale now for $129, $99, $79 and $59 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.