They donít call Mary J. Blige the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul for no reason. Mary J. Blige bounded onto the music scene with her debut Whatís the 411?, showcasing her distinct, soulful voice while gifting fans with classic hits and chart-topping singles that catered to everyone from the streets to the broken-hearted.
Bligeís rawness and candor about real-life struggles on wax, her powerful vocal abilities, and her knack for blending melancholic soul melodies with gritty hip-hop made her a formidable force within the music industry. A quick scroll through any R&B breakup playlist and an empowering breakup anthem from the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is a guaranteed placement.
On Thursday (Nov. 30), Mary J. Blige will be honored at the annual Billboard Women in Music ceremony with the Icon award for her achievements and contributions in music. In honor of Bligeís Icon award, below Billboard revisits 10 of the R&B iconís most empowering breakup anthems.https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/...breakup-anthems