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Mary J. Blige: New Album, Strength of A Woman

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03/30/17


Mary J. Blige is back with some new heat for her 13th studio album, Strength Of A Woman.

The album, which is dropping Apr. 28, includes 14 songs and some high-profile collaborations with Kanye West, Missy Elliott, DJ Khaled, Prince Charlez, Kaytranada and Quavo. West will appear on the album’s first track “Love Yourself,” while Missy, Khaled and Quavo are all featured on “Glow Up.”


“The song [with West] is crazy,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. ‘I can’t wait for people to hear it.”


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Reply #1 posted 03/30/17 8:54am

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Lead single, “U + Me (Love Lesson)”.

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Reply #2 posted 03/30/17 8:57am

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Mary plus Kaytranada... sounds like an interesting combination.
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Reply #3 posted 03/30/17 12:25pm

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Is this gonna be another "this man did me wrong and now I'm stronger" type of album? I just hope some how it will be a bit different. She's falling into a redundant phase of her career.
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Reply #4 posted 03/30/17 12:36pm

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Lead single, “U + Me (Love Lesson)”.

Too much autotune... Not feeling this at all.

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Reply #5 posted 03/30/17 1:06pm

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I wasnt feeling that first single but Ill still listen for something good.

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Reply #6 posted 03/30/17 1:11pm

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dancerella said:

Is this gonna be another "this man did me wrong and now I'm stronger" type of album?



She hasn't shared any details on the overall theme of the album. However, she's going through a very bitter divorce battle with her husband/manager.

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Reply #7 posted 03/30/17 1:12pm

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dancerella said:

Is this gonna be another "this man did me wrong and now I'm stronger" type of album? I just hope some how it will be a bit different. She's falling into a redundant phase of her career.

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Yeah but, "everybody knows we're going to get a great album because Mary's best when she's hurt/angry." Can't tell you how many times I've heard that one.

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Reply #8 posted 03/30/17 1:37pm

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dancerella said:


Is this gonna be another "this man did me wrong and now I'm stronger" type of album? I just hope some how it will be a bit different. She's falling into a redundant phase of her career.

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Yeah but, "everybody knows we're going to get a great album because Mary's best when she's hurt/angry." Can't tell you how many times I've heard that one.



It's kind of a broken record (no pun intended) at this point though. How about some upbeat music we can groove to for a change? Family Affair is my jam!
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Reply #9 posted 03/31/17 7:13am

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i am so not feeling the Kayne West production she could have left this one off. Thick of It and You + Me are my jams.

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Reply #10 posted 03/31/17 10:40am

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Not awful, not great. Kanye's guest appearance is the only one redeeming quality.

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Reply #11 posted 03/31/17 10:57am

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Like i said she could have left that joint off the project period.

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Reply #12 posted 03/31/17 11:01am

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Mary plus Kaytranada... sounds like an interesting combination.

https://soundcloud.com/ka...kaytraflip

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Reply #13 posted 03/31/17 12:28pm

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Sorta sounds like she is campaigning for something lol I do this I do that Blah blah blah. The lead single (You and I) was ok but it felt a bit long didn't it? I can hear this on Delilah or adult contemporary. In my mind I was like "oh ok this is still going" like twice.

I heard that Mary "flip" by K a while ago, it's not one of his best by any means but it's chill. I hope they go somewhere unconventional in this original track.
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Reply #14 posted 03/31/17 12:29pm

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I will admit that hearing the two tracks does make me want to hear the rest ASAP anyway lol Mary could sing about fast food and I'd dig it oh wait she did
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Reply #15 posted 04/01/17 1:08pm

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I'm really excited about it! MJB is dope smile I love U + Me smile And Missy promises a great track!

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Reply #16 posted 04/01/17 1:20pm

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Been waiting for a new MJB album fow a long time. She fills a distinct piece of the musical pie that I enjoy. No one else can quite replace it. foodnow

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Reply #17 posted 04/01/17 8:08pm

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It's surprising that the single Thick of It has already been out for 6 months. I saw her in November when she and Maxwell came to Philly for the King and Queen of Hearts Tour. I really enjoyed her performance. She had some big hits while I was in high school off of the No More Drama album.

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Reply #18 posted 04/04/17 4:29am

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I Love The Queen of Hip/Hop Soul...Mary is the Damn Queen of my Generation....I don't know the name of the new Single but I heard it on the radio a couple of days ago...That single sounded like a bunch of fuss....I turned the station...

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Reply #19 posted 04/27/17 12:23pm

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giving the project a listen now....

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Reply #20 posted 04/28/17 9:31am

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[Edited 4/29/17 5:52am]

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Reply #21 posted 04/29/17 3:35am

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I love: Love Yourself, U + Me, and Hello Father.

I quite like: Set Me Free, It's Me, Glow Up, Indestructible, Thank You, Survivor, Find the Love, Smile, Telling the Truth, and Strength of a Woman.

I just don't like Thick of It.

Not the best Mary Jane has made, but definitely better than London Sessions.

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Reply #22 posted 04/30/17 3:26pm

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Mary poses for selfies with fans at her
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Reply #23 posted 04/30/17 9:44pm

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I love Ms. Mary J biggrin , the lead single is okay, but I like the chorus. Give this project a listen when I get time.

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Reply #24 posted 05/02/17 6:30am

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I don't know. It was just alright for me, dawg. I probably would have appreciatied it more if she had some real musicians backing her instead of that generic computer-generated music. My favorite is "Hello Father", which is a bonus track on the Target version.

Last time Mary J. made an album with a song that I could actually remember long after I initially listened was 2003's "Love & Life". "Willing & Waiting" is still one of my favorite Mary J. songs. Can't remember much after that.

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Reply #25 posted 05/04/17 7:10pm

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kitbradley said:

I don't know. It was just alright for me, dawg. I probably would have appreciatied it more if she had some real musicians backing her instead of that generic computer-generated music. My favorite is "Hello Father", which is a bonus track on the Target version.

Last time Mary J. made an album with a song that I could actually remember long after I initially listened was 2003's "Love & Life". "Willing & Waiting" is still one of my favorite Mary J. songs. Can't remember much after that.

I love Hello Father too. It's the final on the main album.

The Target bonus tracks are mixed into the rest of the album. The Naked Truth and Love in the Middle are the bonus tracks.

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Reply #26 posted 05/06/17 8:50pm

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I genuinely appreciate the emotional progression of the album. I went through a breakup with my exactly a year ago today and it's weird to me how I identify with so much of the album as a gay guy lol. I'm looking forward to seeing Mary for the second time in a year at Essence in July.

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Reply #27 posted 05/15/17 9:43am

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*General Tickets on sale May 19th at 11am ET.

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Reply #28 posted 05/16/17 8:58am

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