Mary J. Blige Rocks The Fillmore

Published: Friday 16th Sep 2011 by Rashad


(Via Washington Post)

Faithful followers of Mary J. Blige filled The Fillmore Silver Spring last night for its grand (re)opening.  And though some fans felt slighted by the ‘No More Drama’ diva’s short set (lasting less than 75 minutes), being treated to nearly two decades worth of hits certainly helped ease the disappointment.

As fans know, while the journey on the promo trail for the singer’s forthcoming LP ‘My Life II: The Journey Continues’ is revving up, Blige always beams when performing old favorites.  See which crowd pleaser she opened with after the jump:

Further reminder of how there are so many singers half her age that can’t even do half the things she does.  No choreography, no distracting bells and whistles, nothing short of amazing.  Just voice and presence.

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  1. Chile Please!! September 16, 2011

    THAT WIG IS NOT THE BIZZ…….& SHE SOUNDED OKAY JUST THE TYPICAL “MARY” NEXT!!

  2. BEST THING BEYONCE NEVA HAD IS A 2011 NUMBER 1 SINGLE….. September 16, 2011

    queen of r&b soul after aretha franklin of course……..

  3. enjoy the show September 16, 2011

    people recording shows and not enjoying them should be asked to leave….

  4. tyra September 16, 2011

    MARY IM A BIG FAN OF URS BUT HONEY RETIRE THAT BLONDE WIG PLZ

  5. penny September 16, 2011

    Mary PLEASE come out with something to blow us away. Damn the hair I love her music. We need the QUEENS back asap

  6. Flashing Green September 16, 2011

    I LOVE THE FACT THAT THERE’S MORE MARY J. BLIGE ON THIS SITE !!!

    KEEP THE NEWS COMING ON THE QUEEN OF R&B , THAT’S PERFECT,,

  7. deveal2914 September 16, 2011

    Yes Queen! Slaying with her legendary wigs and fly style. Voice was on point, swag was on high. IM so excited for her new album its killing me. I pump 25/8 everyday

  8. nayah82 September 16, 2011

    She was in my hometown , Silver Spring Maryland…Love you Mary, too bad i couldn’t go.

  9. nayah82 September 16, 2011

    Another thing Sam, It’s not the FILIMORE, but the FILLMORE.

  10. SHESDUMB; MY FAVES HAVE OSCARS AND EMMY’S, WHAT ABOUT YOURS? September 16, 2011

    STAR TREK BODY SUIT!

  11. nice_gurl September 16, 2011

    Her clothes and style may not be the best, but her amazing voice and music makes up for it.

  12. nikki September 16, 2011

    If u have never seen her live…u are missing out….The Queen of Hip-Hop gets it in

  13. princessk September 16, 2011

    Fans were not slighted. The Queen of Hip Hop Soul more than delivered. Mary kilt the whole My Life album which is something she’s never done!!! I hope we get a dvd for the Journey Continues. 🙂

  14. #b******* September 17, 2011

    I love how since day 1 Mary has never had to show her ass, shake her ass or pull stunts for her fans or anyone else. Her presence and voice alone have always been enough to win over any crowd. So many artist have sold their souls to the powers that be and use gimmicks and fake imagery to manipulate the masses into believing they are greater than what they really are, looking for idol worship. Mary is truly one of the few real artist left in an industry full of fakes. Mary rocked the Filmore in a way that only she can and blessed her audience with a timeless classic, My Life from beginning to end! She touched souls and made that album brand new all over again. Mary is the urban voice of this modern era, the new Queen of Soul after Aretha. Mary was put here for a reason. God bless her and her 20 years in the industry thus far. Can’t wait until her new album drops.

  15. Jane Doe September 17, 2011

    @B*******, co sign 100% with what you said. MJB is the REAL DEAL. These chicks will never see her 20 yr success. R&B ICON

  16. Stephanie September 19, 2011

    Mary J & A. Keys most def can hold their own on stage w/o having to wearing skimpy outfits, have a legion of dancers, and/or big distracting graphics/sets … Mary J & A. Keys will always get my support … #realmusicrealtalent

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