Mary J. Blige to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Mary J. Blige will soon receive her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony will take place on January 11, and the honor will be presented in part by longtime producer and friend Sean “Diddy” Combs.
The Bronx native’s star will be in the recording category, despite her dabbling in the film and television sphere.
Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, said “Mary J. Blige is one of the most popular singers of our generation. Fans will be thrilled to see her star on the Boulevard as her career milestones are celebrated on this very famous sidewalk.”
For over two decades, the singer has produced some of the best R&B music, releasing 13 solo albums and racking up 31 Grammy nominations and nine Grammy Awards, to date. Aside from her multi-platinum musical career, Blige has also had some acting gigs over the years including appearances on popular television shows like Entourage, 30 Rock, and How To Get Away With Murder.
This weekend, she is nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actress for her role as Florence Jackson in the Netflix drama Mudbound.
If you find yourself on Hollywood Boulevard, you can see her star shining brightly at 6201 Hollywood Blvd., in front of the Eastown apartments.