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8 wins
22 nominations
Mary J. Blige
9 wins
31 nominations

They share 23 connections

Watson Discovery analyzed 14 million news articles and bios, and here are the top connections between these individuals that were found

God Forgives, I Don't

Rick Ross spoke about the album during an interview with MTV on October 11, 2011, at the BET Hip Hop Awards saying: "Me making my album is just a real tedious process that I go through and the response from the people that I did play a few records for, the feedback is incredible" and he also spoke on his collaboration with Mary J. Blige .
" Mary J. Blige also spoke of the experience with XXL in September 2011, clarifying that the two actually recorded in the last studio that Michael Jackson ever recorded in.

2000s in music

The continued popularity of contemporary R&B was seen during this decade in the global success of established artists such as Beyoncé , both as a solo artist, and with the help of Destiny's Child , Mariah Carey , Jennifer Lopez , Mary J. Blige , Craig David and Usher , whose careers began in the 1990s and continued in the dawn of the new millennium.

Faith Evans

Newly contracted to Bad Boy Records , Evans was consulted by executive producer Combs to contribute backing vocals and writing skills to Mary J. Blige 's My Life (1994) and Usher's self-titled debut album (1994) prior to starting work on her debut studio album Faith .

How Childish Gambino, Janelle Monae, H.E.R. and More Made R&B New Again

“This new stuff is just good R&B music that happens to lean on [1990s-era] forefathers like D’Angelo, Usher, Alicia, Mary J. Blige and Babyface in its styling.

AfterMaster, Inc. (AFTM): Justin Timberlake's Startup is Bringing Sound Quality Back

Andrew would later go on to make a name for himself mixing for superstars such as Jon Legend, Usher, TI, Mary J. Blige, Iggy Azalea, Future and many more.

L.A. Nightclub Giorgio's Heading to Palm Springs for One-Night Pop-Up

Just in the past few months, the two have partied alongside Beyonce, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Emma Stone, Sting, Penelope Cruz, Usher, Alan Cumming, Queen Latifah and Sam Stewart, to name a few.

Kuk Harrell

He also produced the majority of the vocals on Mary J. Blige 's Platinum album Growing Pains , which recently won a Grammy for "Best Contemporary R&B Album", 2008.
The single " Just Fine " off of Mary J. Blige's Growing Pains was released in the U.S. on October 19, 2007.
Rihanna 's " Good Girl Gone Bad " and Mary J. Blige 's " Growing Pains " were released this year, both featuring his composition and vocal production skills.

Usher (musician)

Usher also appeared on the track "Shake Down" on American singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige 's 2007 album Growing Pains .

Contemporary R&B

Trap music 's influence maintained a strong presence on the music charts with R&B singer Beyoncé 's songs " Drunk in Love ", " Flawless " and " 7/11 ", Bryson Tiller 's debut studio album, Trapsoul , and Mary J. Blige 's " Thick of It ".


Ne-Yo has also contributed songs to singers Mary J. Blige , B2K , Faith Evans , and Musiq , among others.

Bryson Tiller

In addition, Tiller listed Jazmine Sullivan, Usher , Rihanna , Beyoncé , Jay-Z , The Notorious B.I.G. and Mary J. Blige as impactful to his musical socialization.

Jay Z Reaching Out To Travis Scott About The Superbowl | News One

Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Andre 3000, Cardi B, Usher and Nicki Minaj all reportedly said no.

The Stereotypes

Usher), Ne-Yo's "Year of the Gentleman", Mary J. Blige's "Good Love," Chris Brown's "Beg For It," Fifth Harmony's "Deliver," Lil Yachty's "Better," Iggy Azalea's "Mo Bounce" and Red Velvet 's " Bad Boy ".