City of Atlanta Names May 5th Mary J Blige Day!
Written by rezierez on May 6, 2022
2022 is the Season of Blessings for The Queen of Hip Hop!!!
Grammy & NAACP Image Award Winning artist Mary J Blige was honored by the city of Atlanta with her own day. May 5 is now officially Mary J. Blige Day in Atlanta. Blige was honored at her Strength of a Woman Festival reception last night.
Blige is currently in Atlanta for her 1st annual “Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit” in partnership with Live Nation Urban. The festival is scheduled with three days devoted to music, comedy, and community building between May 6-8th, 2022.
Blige uses her platform to help women find their voice and gather strength. This theme will be reflected throughout the festival.
“The idea for the festival came to us after early listening sessions of my latest album with my family and friends and women in the industry. Each time, the people in the room would share a story, oftentimes of heartbreak or pain, but they always ended with joy and love and how their girlfriends or mom or sister helped them find their voice and strength. We felt like after two years of being inside and having to endure so much, that this was the type of experience that people, especially women, deserved,” Blige shared with Live Nation.
In addition to her music festival, Blige also released her Deluxe Edition of her latest album Good Morning Gorgeous, which includes five additional new tracks featuring Remy Ma, Ne-Yo, Fabulous, H.E.R. and more. She is also set to receive the 2022 Icon Award at this years Billboard Music Awards live in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 15, at 8 p.m. on NBC.