R&B Diva Mary J Blige continues her trend of throwing music into the wind and hoping something sticks. We love Mary but she hasn't put out a resonating album since What's The 411 (1992) and My Life (1994).

Since her early, crack-fueled glory days Mary's music has been mostly hit and miss. It's clear that she's one artist who requires a lot of drama in her life to influence her music. Things must really be going well for her at home.

Mary's latest efforts, "Why" (radio rip) and "Mr. Wrong" also miss the mark completely. Both tracks are off her new album My Life II: The Journey Continues.

"Why" features Rick Ross and "Mr. Wrong", an updated version of Billy Paul's 1972 hit "Me and Mrs. Jones", features rap aficionado Drake. I mean, how can you go wrong with Drake on your track?

"Mr. Wrong" ft. Drake
[audio:mary-j-blige_mr-wrong.mp3]

"Why" ft. Rick Ross
[audio:mary-j-blige_why.mp3]

  • MsOnederful

    O boy!

  • ohpretty1

    Ms. Blige looks darn good in that photo!

    Good morning.

  • Smonae80

    Cute pic of Mary

  • Mamacita

    I've never been a fan of her hollering and being off key.

    I do like a few of her songs tho

    "while all the time that I was loving you, you were busy lovin yo'self. I would stop breathing if you told me to, now you're busy loving someone else" :whistle:

  • http://youtu.be/wHTo_QgKM5g chibytex aka the people’s champ

    . We love Mary but she hasn’t put out a resonating album since What’s The 411 (1992) and My Life (1994).
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    Sandra you are crazy! The Breakthrough sold like 500,000 copies the FIRST WEEK! Mary J. Blige is a fukking ICON!!! You need to :stop:

  • http://CHARBEE97@TWITTER.COM CHARBEE

    Mary will always get mad :heart: from me. That woman has been thru a lot and she is still standing.

  • http://CHARBEE97@TWITTER.COM CHARBEE

    chibytex aka the people's champ says:

    . We love Mary but she hasn’t put out a resonating album since What’s The 411 (1992) and My Life (1994).
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    Sandra you are crazy! The Breakthrough sold like 500,000 copies the FIRST WEEK! Mary J. Blige is a fukking ICON!!! You need to
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    I 2nd that. Sandra needs to her research. :mad:

  • KDub

    We love Mary but she hasn’t put out a resonating album since What’s The 411 (1992) and My Life (1994).
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    The only thing I beg to differ is I really FELT Share My World (96?)

    Other than that? I have not been paying attention to Mary to be honest. I was into the singles "Be Without U" and "As I Am" on the Breakthrough...but I been offically lost since aroud the "Your Child" and the song that she did that awful song she did that sampled Beanie and the Jets...

  • http://youtu.be/0aCwkF3YWmo YSoSerious

    I have loved Mary since her 411 days. :yes:

    I like both of these; the Drake one slightly better.

  • http://youtu.be/0aCwkF3YWmo YSoSerious

    KDUB says:

    Other than that? I have not been paying attention to Mary to be honest. I was into the singles “Be Without U” and “As I Am” on the Breakthrough…
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    Sadly, this is true for me as well.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg Fayla aka MyCredikScoILL999

    :nono: Sandra, MJB is a PROVEN artist, pls dont be tryin her like she's a NMFF :rollseyes: i like the song with drake better, but both were ok. i agree they could be stronger. she is looking FIERCE in this pic tho :yes:

    #teamMJB :cheer:

  • vero

    I love that pic !!!

    Morning Post !!! :waves: :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

    Wow, MJB done slimmed DOWN!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg Fayla aka MyCredikScoILL999

    FeFe!!! purrrrr!

    who dat in yo gravi?

  • prynsexxx

    That is a nice "kinda similar looking as all the rest of her" album cover.

  • iheart405

    MJB looks GAWWWJUSSS in that pic :yes: I have loved her since I was a lil girl

  • caligirl

    Good Mornting to errrrybody :waves:
    Wonderful, ohpretty, Fayla, YSoSerious, KDub,CHARBEE, chibytex,Smonae80m,Mamacita anddddddddd KDUB...
    It's Thursday, It's Thursday! (my Friday)

  • GeminEyez

    I like Mr. Wrong......

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

    I like Mr. Wrong...that's a nice cut...

  • caligirl

    vero, fefe, iheart, prysexxxxx and errrybody else :waves: again

    Oh PLEASE MARY J. BLIGE CAN sang, she been in the buziness for a minute and is around to stay. Stop tripping Misssssssssss Sandra. Let me give you a :hug:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

    Hey Fayla la!

    That is the gorgeous CNN anchor TJ Holmes...I've loved him for many years now... :yes:

  • MrsMommy

    I'm sorry to say that I have never been a MaryJ fan. All of that moaning and unintelligible gibberish during her drunk singing days, has put me off her for a lifetime. She used to make me depressed.

  • Mamacita

    Hey Cali girl! :hi:

    Good morning SR peeps

  • http://youtu.be/SyzcW8ZVnsc melissak380

    LOVE MJB!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

    :hugs: @caligirl

    I'm not feeling the track with Rick Ross, but Mr. Wrong could get some rotation from me...

    MJB is a proven solidified artist. I stopped paying attention to much of her work after the 'Mary' album though...

  • iheart405

    Hey Caligirl :hugs:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ FeFe: I see you have a thing for the Anderson Cooper types :coffee:

  • http://youtu.be/0aCwkF3YWmo YSoSerious

    CALI!! :waves:

    MAMA!! :yahoo:

  • MSVALLDAY

    Beautiful pic of Mary though!

  • http://twitter.com/_Tainted_Love Tainted_Love

    Nice pic of her...I haven't been feeling Mary since the 90's :shrug:

  • http://youtu.be/0aCwkF3YWmo YSoSerious

    SANDRA!! :hahaha:

    That wasn't nice. :nono:

  • iheart405

    Not really feeling the song with officer Ricky but I like Mr.Wrong
    Morning Fe :hi:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

    @Sandra

    *closes ears and shouts out LALALLALLLALAL*

    He is NOT gay! :mad:

    Didn't he date Chilli at one time?!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

    :waves: @iheart

  • http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/8/mayor-talks-tough-to-black-teens-after-flash-mobs/ LaTechGrad02

    :dead: @Sandra, wowzers!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

    :pc:

    *goes to change gravie*

    I will NOT take this abuse and slander! :cuss:

  • pointhimout

    yeah share my world was hot too. other than that she's had hit singles, no hit cds though. people like mary, so she'll be ok. I just want vintage artists (lets do away with old school, please n thank you) to stay away from adding rappers. go indie mary. you should have more than enough money to do so.

  • Mamacita

    @Yso :waves:

    @Fe Fe you know Sandra thinks everyone is gay :lol: Don't mind her...

  • http://youtu.be/0aCwkF3YWmo YSoSerious

    iHEART!! :waves:

    (disables your Gravatar account and puts a safety lock on your Google Image search button)

    You're on punishment until further notice little lady. :nono:

  • pointhimout

    @21 y did he date chilli again? guys gotta know by now she's after money. she loves money. her show is a farse - we all know that. what chilli wants is a rich guy. she only claims the relationships she has had with millionaires. other than that, i'm sure it's a hit it and quit it type arrangement.

  • IsaiahsMom

    "R&B Diva Mary J Blige continues her trend of throwing music into the wind and hoping something sticks. We love Mary but she hasn’t put out a resonating album since What’s The 411 (1992) and My Life (1994)"

    I LOVES ME some MJB, but yes I do agree with this statement. Share My World is classic; Mary, No More Drama, Love & Life & Breakthrough were cool and from there, she fell off with urbanites like myself... :crying: Her music is garbage now

    I like 'drugged-out/my man ain't doing me right' Mary. :cheer:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

    @Mamacita

    :cry: she sure knows how to be a buzzkill...

  • iheart405

    @Fe, umm didnt he write a book about coming out?? #justaskin

  • iCandy86

    "Since her early, crack-fueled glory days..."

    :nono: Auntie know she dead wrong for that :rofl:

  • iheart405

    @Yso, So you just gonna send me to the :kona: on my birthday :crying: I'll play nice now *humph*

  • IsaiahsMom

    pointhimout says:

    yeah share my world was hot too. other than that she’s had hit singles, no hit cds though. people like mary, so she’ll be ok. I just want vintage artists (lets do away with old school, please n thank you) to stay away from adding rappers. go indie mary. you should have more than enough money to do so.
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    :kiss: I LOVE Ole' School :love:
    Middle-school to be exact. Guy, Tevin Campbell, Jade, TLC, etc.,

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    im loving the pose get it mary!! :yes: the songs are ok i will not say nothing negative about mary NOTHING!! fine fine fine fiiine :whistle:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFwik0Lon-g&ob=av2e FeFe

    @iheart

    That was Don Lemon....totally different anchor....same network...

  • xamayca University of Smith & Wesson

    Wow Sandra, for once I agree with your commentary on Mary J's albums...this also applies to Janet :coffee:

    I love drakes music, he rarely does wrong. Auntie, can get you some tea on the rumor that Drake wants to leave young money...

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    :whistle:
    Sweet memories of yesterday
    When it all seems so right
    I was loving you, kissing you, holding you tight
    I wish you known that woman, that you learned to leave today
    and it's a shame that you wanna come back now bay-bay
    My love is gone away

    What'cha gonna do w/o my love, my love

    THAT WAS MY JAM! :yes:

    MORNING, FAM! :waves:

  • Bella770

    I aint never been a stan of an artist but if I was, Mary would be it. But I gotta say that im not feeling anything from this My Life II. If Mary was gonna name it after her BEST cd, she should have made sure it was gonna be hotter than anything shes ever done and im my seeing that so far. And why do these artist always have to throw a rapper that hot today on a track. Get an old school rapper like Heavy D or somebody and bring back the good ole days sometimes. But hopefully the album is better than what I think it will be.

  • Bella770

    I aint never been a stan of an artist but if I was, Mary would be it. But I gotta say that im not feeling anything from this My Life II. If Mary was gonna name it after her BEST cd, she should have made sure it was gonna be hotter than anything shes ever done and im my seeing that so far. And why do these artist always have to throw a rapper that hot today on a track. Get an old school rapper like Heavy D or somebody and bring back the good ole days sometimes. But hopefully the album is better than what I think it will be.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbDWrnd29_I His_Mommy623

    The Breakthrough was the shyt! I found my everything was the best song on there... :yes:

  • http://youtu.be/0aCwkF3YWmo YSoSerious

    :happybirthday: @ iHEART

    You get a Gravi pass for today then. But tomorrow... :nono:

  • iheart405

    @Fe, Ohhhh ok. I forgot what dude looked like but I knew he was on CNN

  • MrsMommy

    Mamacita says:

    I’ve never been a fan of her hollering and being off key.
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    Gawd, are you ever correct!

  • iheart405

    Hey Tatted :hi: That is one of my FAV gravi pics of you :yes:

  • iheart405

    @Yso, Thanks :yahoo: More gravis to come!!

  • GAGIRL87

    I would appreciate a Mary track MORE with JUST Mary amd Sandra you are soo right those were my favorite two albums of hers... But Mary ain't going no where believe dat she's ah :champ: in the music biz...

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    Heeeey iheart. :happybirthday: mama! Thank you for the compliment.

    HEEEEEEY HISSSS! :hug:

  • http://youtu.be/wHTo_QgKM5g chibytex aka the people’s champ

    His_Mommy623 says:

    The Breakthrough was the shyt! I found my everything was the best song on there… :yes:
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    :yes: Take Me As I Am got me through a tough time in my life! That song helped me get over a lot of pain! The Breakthrough was classic Mary IMO!

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    Ioncare - Share My World was my FAVORITE album of Mary's! :yes:

  • iheart405

    Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven says:

    Ioncare – Share My World was my FAVORITE album of Mary’s!

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    :cosign:
    :whistle:
    I'm not in love
    It's just some kinda thaaanng I'm goin thru
    Goin thru, Goin thru

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ iheart -

    I dug that album from BEGIN to END! Rode from Ohio to North Carolina replaying that bish ovah & ovah again! :lol:

  • Yall still crazy

    Mary is ALL THAT (and a bag of chips)!!! I can "feel" whatever she's singing :dance:

    *ignores Auntie* :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6yW-Chp7Pw screwball69

    We love Mary but she hasn’t put out a resonating album since What’s The 411 (1992) and My Life (1994).
    Since her early, crack-fueled glory days Mary’s music has been mostly hit and miss. It’s clear that she’s one artist who requires a lot of drama in her life to influence her music. Things must really be going well for her at home.

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    :nono: Don't you try MJB like that. You know her album Mary (1999) and The Breakthrough (2005) are classics. And to whoever it was that said The Breakthrough only sold like 500k its first week, it was more like close to 750k, and the album after that did over 600k its first week. You have to give credit where credit due Auntie- after strong consistent 20 years and 65 million records sold, MJB is iconic at this point. :yes:

  • INTENSEMOCHA THE ANTAGONIST

    I FUGS WITH MARY HARD, THAT 24/8 ISH IS THE HEAT

    MARY AINT NEVA GOING NO WHERE

    GETS MY :shank:, :shotsfired:, :shotsfired1: CAUSE I RIDE HARD FOR MY GIRL MARY FO SHO!!! LOL, NO SERIOUSLY

  • iscream

    *adjust my stan hat*

    Mary is the mother flucking Queen! She has released numerous great albums. Share my world (Studio and Live)
    Growing Pains
    Love and Life
    Mary

    The only people who can't appreciate her growth are the miserable people who are still stuck in the rut of not changing, growing or finding love themselves.

    #TeamMJB all day. :cheer1: :cheer1:

  • Ty

    chibytex aka the people's champ says:

    . We love Mary but she hasn’t put out a resonating album since What’s The 411 (1992) and My Life (1994).
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    Sandra you are crazy! The Breakthrough sold like 500,000 copies the FIRST WEEK! Mary J. Blige is a fukking ICON!!! You need to

    ___________________________________________________________
    I think it was 750k the first week but she is far from hit and miss :no: They airbrushed the hell out of that picture. I don't think she will ever be able to touch My Life that shyt is timeless.

  • Aprilbaby

    I saw Mary on the Hammer tour when she first came out. It was her Jodeci and TLC! This woman has come a long way. My Life is my favorite but I will be getting this album! I ride with this chick.

  • alexander

    i don't particularly like this pic, but i'm a die hard mary fan and her last album was definitely not a miss...it was well done. hopefully this one will be too. i can't wait to hear these two joints when i get off work.

    oh and yes...the breakthrough did 750k first week of sales, as she mentions while rapping in busta's song, "TOUCH IT."

  • binks

    I like both of these tracks. Mary is on an icon status if she is not already, the chick has staying power whether people sleep on her or not

  • http://youtu.be/EyiYdrc2e9Y tierraboo618

    I have been a fan of Mary's since she was singin' hooks on Father MC's "I'll Do For You." I like both songs, but The Rick Ross feature isn't needed. Just because an artist is hot, doesn't mean you need to have them on your song. Her worst album for me was that "Love + Life album that was mostly produced by Diddy. Pain does inspire the best in some artists, but as consumers we need to applaude when folks get out of destructive situations.