|AR Interest Level||MG|
|AR Quiz #||119426EN|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 9.25|
|Features||full-color photos, chronology, glossary, further reading, works consulted, index|
|Interest Level||Intermediate, Primary|
|Series||A Blue Banner Biography - More Contemporary Entertainer|
|Subject||Biography & Autobiography , General, Music , Popular - Juvenile Nonfiction , Juvenile Nonfiction|
Mary J. Blige
From the time she was a little girl listening to her mothers records, Mary J. Blige knew she wanted to be a singerbut her family told her it would never happen. Mary found escape from her hard life by singing in church. As a teen, she made what she considers one of the biggest mistakes in her lifeshe dropped out of high school.
Bored with the life of a dropout and determined to start a music career, she made a demo tape at a mall recording studio. The tape eventually made it into the hands of a record executive, who was wowed by her sound. At eighteen, Mary had a recording contract. She paired up with Sean Diddy Combs to produce top albums. By 2007, the R&B powerhouse had produced seven top albums that had sold over 34 million copies worldwide and earned her six Grammy Awards.
Here is the story of a lost girls journey to superstardom, self-discovery and love.