Congratulations to the nine-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee, Mary J. Blige on this very well-deserved honor!
Harlem’s historic Apollo Theatre announced that they will induct the Bronx, NY native, into its legendary Apollo’s Walk of Fame! The special ceremony will take place tomorrow morning and it is open to the public.
Here’s Mary J. Blige performing “You Remind Me” at The Apollo in 1992.
What an incredible performance!
According to the press release, the induction ceremony will include remarks from Mary J. Blige, Apollo Theater Executive Producer, Kamilah Forbes and Apollo Theater Board Chair, Charles Phillips and Billy “Mr. Apollo” Mitchell. Following the remarks, the Apollo will unveil a permanent plaque recognizing Mary’s international success and extraordinary longevity in the entertainment industry.
Once inducted, the singer, songwriter, actress, and producer will join other Walk of Fame honorees like Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Patti LaBelle, and more!
Mary J. Blige first performed at the Apollo in 1992. Can you guess which song she performed? She performed “You Remind Me”, which was her first single from her debut album, What’s the 411? The song was originally used on the soundtrack for the 1991 comedy film, Strictly Business. You Remind Me was Mary’s first top forty hits, reaching number twenty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot R&B singles chart.
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What’s The 411? It was actually the first CD that I had ever purchased with my own money. I started my college years rocking to that album. Seriously, every song was a certified hit and at the time it was one of those albums you could listen to from the beginning to the end, without skipping a song.
I remember when that CD dropped the summer going into my freshman year at Central State University, and by the time school had started in September, I had memorized the words to all 12 songs, which you could hear playing nonstop on every single floor in the dorm!
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