Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Singer Mary J. Blige gets Hollywood star

Singer Mary J. Blige gets Hollywood star

Featured guests Thursday included rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, who worked with Blige on her album My Life, record producer Andre Harrell and Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell.

Blige was discovered when an amateur recording of Anita Baker's "Caught Up In The Rapture" that Blige made in a mall recording booth made its way to Harrell, then the president and CEO of the hip-hop and rhythm-and-blues label Uptown Records, who promptly signed her to a contract.

Combs referred to Blige as family, adding that through her music, she has saved a lot of lives. "I know my work and I understand what this means".

At the star ceremony Blige spoke to fans who she credited with saving her from the depression that took hold between that album and her followup. The singer and actress were supported by her longtime friend, Diddy and record producer, Andre Harrel who both gave handsome speeches about her.

Blige was recently nominated for a Golden Globe and SAG Award for her role in the film.

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Blige began her acting career in 1998 with an appearance on The WB comedy, "The Jamie Foxx Show".

The nine-time Grammy Award-winning artist celebrated her 47th birthday with her biggest gift being her star.

"I wanna thank God for this moment..." And we learned how to survive.

A native of Bronx, New York, Blige said she loved to sing growing up because singing set her free. I didn't know if I wanted to die, I didn't know what, I just knew I was ready to check out.

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