R&B legend Mary J Blige has revealed her journey to self-love inspired her 14th studio album.
In an interview with Tamron Hall earlier this week, Mary J Blige delighted fans with the news that she will release the previously delayed record early next year.
The forthcoming album – title yet unknown – will be her first release in five years and is the follow up to her 2017 release, ‘Strength of a Woman’.
Speaking of the project, Blige admitted that her new-found self-love inspired her to write the record, “It’s something I had to do, and something I had to say because when I was in my darkest, darkest moments in that life, [I had] to build myself up to this person that I can see and accept my nose, accept my eyes, accept my cheeks.” She continued, “I can accept it all, good, bad, ugly, all of it.”
And, Blige, who has enjoyed an almost 30-year career, was more than happy to encourage excitement surrounding the upcoming release. She teased, “Wait ’til you hear it – it’s gonna blow everybody’s mind.”
The album revelation follows Blige’s September announcement that she will join Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dog to perform during the Super Bowl half-time show.
You can watch Tamron Hall’s full interview with Mary J Blige here.