Mary J. Blige To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Mary J. Blige will be honored with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The ceremony will take place on January 11, with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs taking part in the unveiling, according to Variety. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul will be in the recording category, despite her work in film and television.

The Grammy Award-winning artist has received Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, and Critics’ Choice Award nominations for her role in Dee Rees’ period drama “Mudbound,” as well as a Golden Globe nom for the best original song for “Mighty River.”

Blige’s Walk of Fame star unveiling will take place at 6201 Hollywood Blvd. in front of Eastown.

“Mary J. Blige is one of the most popular singers of our generation. Fans will be thrilled to see her star on the Boulevard as her career milestones are celebrated on this very famous sidewalk,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.

The Bronx native got her start in music by signing with Uptown Records in 1989. Her début album, “What’s the 411?,” was executive produced by Diddy and since then, she has released 12 more albums that have garnered nine Grammy Award wins from her 31 nominations.

Her film début was in 2001’s “Prison Song,” followed by Tyler Perry’s “I Can Do Bad All by Myself.” Blige also starred alongside Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, and Russell Brand in 2012’s “Rock of Ages,” and appeared in 2013’s musical drama “Black Nativity,” per Variety.

Blige’s small screen work includes guests roles on “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Empire” and “30 Rock.” She also played Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West, on NBC’s musical “The Wiz Live!”



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