Nine-time GRAMMY® Award-winner, Golden Globe® Award nominee and multiplatinum artist Mary J. Blige’s latest single “U + ME (Love Lesson)” released today to all digital retailers. This marks the second single release from Blige’s forthcoming, highly anticipated 13th studio album, Strength Of A Woman, set for release later this year.
Listen to the new single below:
“U + ME (Love Lesson)” releases on the heels of Blige’s current smash, “Thick of it,” a single marking a career milestone for the legendary songstress. Currently in its 16th week at #1 on the Urban AC Chart, “Thick of It” marks MJB’s longest running #1 single on that chart. What’s more, “Thick Of It” climbed to #1 faster than any other song since 1995, when Whitney Houston’s “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” reached No. 1 in its second week. Only three songs have ever reached No. 1 in 4 weeks or less (including “Exhale”).
To date, Mary J. Blige has sold over 50 million albums and 25 million singles worldwide, garnered nine GRAMMY® Awards, holds the distinction of being the only artist to have won GRAMMYs® in the R&B, hip-hop, pop, and gospel categories. She is amongst a handful of entertainers to release eight or more multiplatinum albums, with Billboard naming her “the most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years”.