Mary J. Blige inducted into Apollo Theater Walk of Fame

Inducted at the age of 50, she is the youngest living person featured on the Walk of Fame

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By: Alyssa Wilson

Grammy-winning singer and actress Mary J. Blige was inducted into the Apollo Theater Walk of Fame on Friday. The Walk of Fame “celebrates and honors the legendary performers who have helped to build the Theater’s legacy for over 80 years.”  


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Blige joins the ranks with artists Celia Cruz, Aretha Franklin, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Gladys Knight and The Pips, James Brown, Little Richard and others.  


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According to NY Daily News, the Bronx-born singer first appeared on “Showtime at The Apollo” in 1992, where she performed “You Remind Me.” She appeared on the show again in 1995, 2001 and 2002.  

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Apollo executive producer Kamilah Forbes said, “Miss Blige is more than the queen of hip-hop soul. She is a multitalented artist who has paved the way for many of the artists we see today.”  

The life of the music legend will hit screens June 25 when Amazon Prime Video releases the documentary “Mary J. Blige’s My Life.” According to People, the documentary “reveals the demons and blessings that inspired the record and propelled her from the soul-crushing world of New York’s housing projects to international stardom.”