My Life by Mary J. Blige
Released: Nov 1994
Label:
"How can I love somebody else/ If I can't love myself," sings Mary J. Blige on "Be Happy," the penultimate track on My Life. The legend is that she recorded this seminal album while struggling with substance abuse and a tumultuous romance with Jodeci's K-Ci Hailey. She sang of pain as well as pleasure, and the incredible six-minute slow jam "I Never Wanna Live Without You" inspired plenty of baby-making. Executive produced by Sean "Puffy" Combs, this is a portrait of a young woman trying to find faith in God and the promise of eternal love, and it is one of the best albums of the '90s.
Mosi Reeves
You're just minutes away from millions of songs.
Sign up now.
30-day free trial. Credit card required. Cancel anytime.