Mary J. Blige, the Queen of R&B and Hip Hop, is out with her ninth studio album, STRONGER withEach Tear and continues to build a brand that reaches beyond music. She just dropped the video for her most recent hit: “I Am” and is working on a BET reality show.
Amazon.com is now selling an exclusive MP3 version of her album and a CD version, and you can get them here.
After being pushed back twice, Strong withEach Tear was released today (Dec. 21). The album features rapper T.I. and singers Trey Songz and Drake.
Stronger withEach Tear also includes the hit song “Color”, from the movie “Precious: Based On The Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire.”
Ms. Mary has been busy. She recently had a supporting role in Tyler Perry’s movie “I Can Do Bad All By Myself ,” and she will appear as a guest judge in the upcoming “American Idol, Season 9.”
She also launched the Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now. It’s mission is to empower disadvantaged women and girls in Yonkers, New York.
Mary has also landed her own reality show on BET that will feature her new foundation.
Her BET show has recently been conducting casting calls for 18- to 26-year-old females who live in Yonkers, where Mary grew up and struggled through her early years. She wants to air stories about how people are changing their lives just like music changed hers.
Blige is all about empowerment and says she wants her her new album to be “a picture of strength.”
“The things that I allowed to happen in the past will never, ever be allowed to happen again,” she told USAToday.
Amazon’s MP3 Exclusive Version of the album has all the tracks from the CD, and includes two bonus tracks. This version of the album can’t be found anywhere else. Amazon MP3 downloads are compatible with Windows Media Player, iTunes and can be played on most MP3 players.