Mary J. Blige To Perform At 2011 American Music Awards

Published: Monday 24th Oct 2011 by David

With her new album due out in a matter of weeks, there are some who feel the promotional campaign for Mary J Blige‘s  new LP hasn’t received the push it needs to ensure it sells more copies than Rihanna‘s ‘Talk That Talk‘, which is released on the same day.

Now, sure to put a smile on many of the faces of many of her fans and generate a greater buzz for the project, Ms.Blige  has been confirmed as a performer at the 2011 American Music Awards.

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Joining the likes of Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez and  Usher , the ‘My Life II‘ vocalist is expected to perform the album’s lead single ‘25/8‘ in a bid to force the number  into higher chart ground.

The confirmation of the singer’s appearance at the awards ceremony arrives shortly after it was revealed that Pop Queen Beyonce had lent her vocals to the song ‘Loving A Woman‘, which features on the belter’s  new album.

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  1. YOOSONDALOOSE October 24, 2011

    Woooo about time, she needs some promo, it is a good song! The video needs to be out now!

    The way they are handling her is crazy!

    But I think the AMAs will be good you know! I’m sure more people will sign to perform!

  2. Flashing Green October 24, 2011

    WHAT ??? NOBODY THINKS THAT MARY J. BLIGE WILL STRUGGLE TO OUTSELL RIHANNA BUT YOU !!! DO YOU KNOW WHO SHE IS ? SHE’S THE QUEEN OF R&B !! SHE SELLS MILLIONS AND IS SCARED OF NOBODY.
    THIS ALBUM WILL BE THE BOMB !!!!!!!!

  3. Bria October 24, 2011

    YESSSSSSSSS love me some Mary J so far this is the only performnace I want to see.

  4. Nahjee October 24, 2011

    Mary I think could prabley out sell Rihanna who knows what can happend… I think lil Kim gonna be buying more of Rihanna CDs since lil Kim was so pressed that Mary did a song with Nicki smh

  5. MC&TB4LIFE October 24, 2011

    Why do you have to call Rihanna’s name, you people are so intimidated by her. Whycouldnt you call Michael Jackson’s name. Rihanna will sell and I hope this will be her first #1 album. It is safe to say that Beyonce’s album ‘4’ is a FLOP! I think the only reason it reached #1 on the albums chart was because of her name and her stans wanted to prove a point. So far she has released 6 singles “Run The World (Girls)”, “Best Thing I Never Had”, “1+1”, “Party”, “Countdown” and “Love On Top” and none of them made the Top 20 except for “Best Thing I Never Had”. I mean this is unusual for the self-proclaim ‘King B’ right? Anyways “Run The World (Girls)” could only manage to make it to #29, its not on the charts anymore. “Best Thing I Never Had” made Top 20 but is now sitting at #67. “Countdown” debut at #85 and “Party” is at #87. “Love On Top” isn’t charted as yet. So none of Bey’s songs are in the Top 50 on Billboard. GET A CLUE GRAPEJUICE!

  6. Kimberly October 24, 2011

    @ Mc and Tb… you feel better right, to know the queen stats, bringing her up on this post. ummmmmmmm. get used to the queens darling…..

  7. scorpio October 24, 2011

    LOL! GO GET THAT #1 MARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Kimberly October 24, 2011

    @ mc and tb, MJ blige single isn’t charting well neither and does that take away from her status. take a grip b****, it just shows the poor music choices of children today. fail exams to over request songs and buy more than 20 singles at a time. the grown folks have no time for that. The question is who will stand the test of time? My two favs have Mary J and Beyonce. look out for yours over a decade. get lost. beyonce owe billboard nothing. she is the female artist of the decade and millennium. whatever you say changes nothing. go see if her statsu changes. pressed b****

  9. Imgunnacheckuboo October 24, 2011

    The AMA’s are always more about the performances than the awards. It’s gonna be like 20 performances in one night. Hope they’re all good.

  10. Bria October 24, 2011

    Kelly Clarkson is performaing as well

  11. YOOSONDALOOSE October 24, 2011

    @Flashing Green, though I don’t want to think this, Mary is one of the queens of R&B, I have a feeling Rih is going to outsell her! I think Mary won’t even get a top 3 AT THIS RATE! Hope this changes though!

  12. YOOSONDALOOSE October 24, 2011

    @IMGUNNACHECKUBOO – 100% agreed! Think there will be loads, Gaga will obvy perform, Katy Perry i THINK. Adele will I think, HOPE BEYONCE DOES!,

  13. Steffon October 24, 2011

    Cover your ears because its going to be a lot of hollering. Granny J Blige is flopping this era. End of story

  14. MaryJBligeNews October 24, 2011

    This is great. Even without Promo she will still sell. Her first week sales are really epic…think about it. She holds two spots on the largest top 10 largest female first week sales in the history on music.

  15. bey’knight October 24, 2011

    @MC&TB4LIFE
    your comment is so flawed

    1. 4 is the best selling RnB album this year, so thats what the climate of that genre is these days. not Beyonce’s fault.

    2. you’re not a fan, it’s not a place to tell us what singles have been released from the album . in any case. there’s only been 3; RTW, BTINH and countdown. 1+1 was a pre-order promo single, that was clearly mentioned on AI “pre-order the album, and u automatically download the song”, love on top was never released in US, it charted after she performed, it wasnt sent for radio adds, Party was cancelled, its just gonna get released now, so far it’s been chartin based on airplay not sales. it’s kinda sad really how u know the position of alll Bey’s songs on billboard but that’s your own inner demon in action. BTINH was released in June and it has peaked whats the point of brringing up its position?

    3. is it the title King B that worries u so much? whoever said that had anything to do with charts? there’s way more to Beyonce’s popularity than chart positions, if she releases albums in future without any singles, she’ll still be King B, low-achievers like u can hold on to the carts like u have some kinda shares in it.

    4. dead at your excuses for why Bey has 4th straight no1 album in a row, do u make up such pathetic excuse for hwy rihanna’s singles reach no 1 for 1 week too? people like u are in denial. the only way u can deal with her success is to lie to yourself. i bet u think her dad paid for her grammys too

    5. what exactly brought u on to this post? cus Beyonce is not even tagged yet you wrote a lengthy paragraph on her and her singles. for a hater, you sure spend alot of your time in Beyonce’s world. i recommend a Beyonce-less life for u, much healthier

  16. bey’knight October 24, 2011

    btw i hope Beyonce performs, the dogs and b****** will bark either way. #HotTopic

  17. TruthTeller October 24, 2011

    Damn TGJ, yall stay obsessed with Rihanna.
    So if MJB sales 50k debut and Rihanna sales 45k debut. You ll still be over the moon regardless if she flops or not?

    LMAO

  18. TruthTeller October 24, 2011

    Milwaukee Theatre Milwaukee 1,969 / 2,259 (87%) $241,037

    EMBARRASSING!

  19. The Real B October 24, 2011

    Yall h*** are tripping. Beyonce’s project is DEAD and it’s Queen Mary’s post. Get a grip. Beyonce has NO official title and at this rate…………………

    Shut it down.

  20. NICKI MINAJ October 24, 2011

    Beyonce is that b**** , yall all are mad because she went platinum with no dance , pop , gimmick.. deal you miserable b******!!!

  21. MC&TB4LIFE October 24, 2011

    @Kimberly and Bey’Knight Back the hell up Mall rat! First of all Im a Bey fan but she is way over rated, all now she dont take a serious not, MJB can sing around her anyday, not to mention Monica and one of the best soprano singers in the world, Brandy. Her 16 Grammys are paid for by none other Matthew Knowles. Beyawnce havent sold a 100 million records yet and she’s 30. Both Mariah Carey and Britney Spears sold a 100 million records b4 they were 30. And back up! Mariah Carey is the ARTIST OF THE MILLENNIUM!!! Thats just an award Billboard gave Beyonce for her works and originally she wasnt suppose to get that award, it was for Britney Spears. Beyonce WILL NEVER match up to QUEEN Mariah Carey. Over 250 million albums sold. Check again. And 4 isnt no best selling R&B album of the year, check ya facts b******!!! Beyonce is the QUEEN od SWAGGER-JACKING, she stole the name KING B, so that aint worrying me dahling. Im from Jamaica and my Caribbean gal Rihanna is doing so well, u guys are intimidated by her, you cant stand to see a little island girl come to America and make it big. 10 #1 singles and well on her way for her 11th with “We Found Love”. Now Roger that b******!!!

  22. CDarayl October 24, 2011

    As one of Mary’s hugest fans, I hope her album goes platinum and does really well. As a music fan, I have to say, her last album left much to be desired…the original my life is an r&b classic, that being said, she really needs to bring it on this album…SpreadDaWord.com

  23. CDarayl October 24, 2011

    I am a huge Mary fan, so I hope her album does really well. However, her last album left much to be desired, and my life is a classic r&b album, so she really needs to “bring it” this time around…SpreadDaWord. com

  24. Hush October 24, 2011

    Mary was going to outsell Rihanna regardless.

  25. Kimberly October 24, 2011

    @ mc and Tb girl you need help, you really need help. Tgj do not have space for my typing so i will let your jamaican ignorance lead you. And what else can you talk about other than 10#1 singles. An artist refuse a millinnium award and was seated in the audience but can accept a people’s choice award? an artist who has mastered her craft sold over 75 million with 3 albums and 130 both solo and group? all before 30. As a matter of fact who made history before thirty, who was the only musicican who has made hidtory in less than a decade and before thirty, beyonce!! you need to take your jamaican ass to reality. when your girl can survive music till 15 years and place on a golden stone like music has done to the queen, then you can talk. compare sales based on albums. you only girl has 4 flop albums and 4 flop tours and critics cannot find anything great to say about her talent. oh you forget??? btw mjb post and you all presses about king bey, people are so mad that even the media are calling Bey king and queen… babay it’s not the fans don’t blame us. greatness speaks volume. talent never fades.

  26. Kimberly October 24, 2011

    @mc and tb, go to google and youtube and find out what the greats and your favorites had to say about the queen. who 99.9% of music is inspired by. you need to check who has the throne, do your research, but since you are so mad and intimidated by her greatness, be prepared to listen to looks of great feedback. Don’t blame the fans you blame the music industry. POWWW! baby time will tell.

  27. Anne October 24, 2011

    Good luck to Mary and for the Beyonce haters info, 4 IS THE BEST SELLING AND BIGGEST DEBUTING R&B ALBUM OF THE YEAR SO FAR. The haters are just made bc she is easily platinum and the best singles haven’t even impacted sales yet. The album will at least go double platinum in the US alone by the time she finishes releasing songs to the radio and videos. The album is not driven by any particular single but THE SALES PROVE IT IS NOT A FLOP NO MATTER HOW BAD THE HATERS WISH IT WOULD HAVE!

  28. SHESDUMB STANS FOR PEOPLE WITH ACTUAL TALENT UNLIKE YOU October 24, 2011

    AHEM…..

    YOU MARY J BLIGE FANS NEED TO STFU. MARY IS NOT THE QUEEN OF R&B, SHE ISNT THE QUEEN OF ANYTHING NO MATTER HOW MUCH DIDDY OR THE REST OF THE QUEEN TRY TO SAY SHE IS. MARY MAY OUTSELL RIHANNA, BUT THAT WOULD ONLY BE BECAUSE RIHANNA IS A FLOP WHEN IT COMES TO ACTUAL ALBUM SALES. SO MJB HAVING ANOTHER NUMBER 1 ALBUM SHOULD BE NO SUPRISE.

    PS: MJB WILL NOT TURN DOWN ANYTHING, IN FACT I BET ITS EASY TO GET HER TO DO SOMETHING UNLIKE THE REAL BOSSES OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WHOM PEOPLE WOULDNT DARE ASK THEM TO COME PERFORM AT THEIR MUSIC SHOW UNLESS ITS SOME SERIOUS CASH INVOLVED (MY BABY PRINCE)

  29. Yellow Gorillah October 24, 2011

    Mary will Outsell rihanna FIRST WEEK!

    Because Rihanna has not began promoting TTT!

    And to be honest I don’t see her promoting TTT in America until 2012. I Have a feeling TTT Will hit number #1 AFTER The release day when she does promo in america and when her 2nd single is out.

    MJB Fans need to keep it cute because TTT Will outsell her album in the LONG Run rihanna always outsells all those who debut at #1 and plus she will be pulling BIG number’s WW If the song does not debut #1 in america it will debut #1 in the WW Charts.

    I am still angry her and her label have decided to come out with a album when they KNOW She is on TOUR and she won’t have time to promote it’s just so DUMB. They will loose out on a lot of sales and loose out on that #1 album that she does not have =/

  30. Flashing Green October 24, 2011

    @SHESDUMB STANS FOR PEOPLE WITH ACTUAL TALENT UNLIKE YOU

    Who is this stranger ? Go f*** yourself !!! Mary J. Blige is the Queen of R&B, no matter how hard you wish she wasn’t !!
    Go support whispering “singers” like Janet and Goats like Rihanna on an other site , we want QUALITY music from REAL singers

  31. truciebedford October 24, 2011

    Luv Mary J. One of the best to ever do it and stay true to her fans and her sound. She will go down as a legend. One of the greats. Something Fakeonce will never be! She has the potential but that b**** too dumb to tap into it! The voice alone ain’t gone cut it!

  32. SHESDUMB STANS FOR PEOPLE WITH ACTUAL TALENT UNLIKE YOU October 24, 2011

    @FLASHING STUPID

    LMAOOO @ STRANGER.
    B**** I AM A REGULAR SLAYER ON TGJ. THE FACT THAT YOU DONT KNOW WHO I AM PROVES THAT YOUR ENTIRE POST IS VOID.

    PS: I DONT STAN FOR RIHANNA AND YES I AGREE RIHANNA SOUNDS LIKE A GOAT. BUT MJB IS NO QUEEN.DEAL

  33. MC&TB4LIFE October 24, 2011

    @Kimberly Beyonce made history where? The ONLY history she made is that she and her pregnancy will go down in history as the most fake and low down scam ever in the history of recorded fools! She sold 75 million records BOTH solo and with DC dont know where u get 130 from. B**** you need to let reality check ur ass. Beyonce aint s***, she and her songs are overated everybody can sing them. How come real divas like Mariah Carey has only 5 Grammys and Beyonce has 16. Mariah has the Aretha Franklin Legend Award, 18 #1’s, 250 million albums sold, got song of the decade back to back etc. And where did u get that from about Rihanna albums FLOP! Ur stupid, Beyonce is unoriginal, she steals peoples idea. Come again girlfriend. Beyonce is talented ofcourse but too over rated. She is fighting for something that is out of her reach hunny. Rihanna is EVERYWHERE you cant get her out. Talk That Talk is gonna have whores like you talking. According to Lady GaGa Beyonce is “just a dancer with nice voice”, she NEVER sings live, all her s*** are pre-recorded and you fools are blind to that, atleast Rihanna sings live. Rih’s a survivor!

  34. mobwife October 24, 2011

    *YAWN* if they don’t include Chris and Bey I might have to miss this “run of the mill” line-up/show!

  35. Avenger October 24, 2011

    Rihanna shouldn’t try to sing live, because she fails at it every time. I haven’t see a good vocal performance out of Rihanna yet. Every time she takes the stage, she’s either horrible or boring. She has no talent or swagger. Basically, she is a studio creation puppet mastered by suits who want to puff up their own resumes. They grabbed some little ditzy island girl off the raggedy streets who knows, told her to put on the outfit, and hired a bunch of expensive songwriters and producers who know how to mask the flaws of no-talents such as her. 10 #1 singles, huh? And I bet her lips are still chapped from all the random d*** she had to suck to make that happen. It sure wasn’t talent that got her ’em.

  36. MaryJBligeNews October 24, 2011

    Rihanna is nobody’s competition on the Billboard 200.

  37. mary4ever October 24, 2011

    Mary is going outsell Rihanna. Mary is the most respect ed in the rnb game rhianna can’t even sing Mary j her voice is the sound of a black woman Mary j obliged really is a better then Bey and Rihanna people have been waiting for this album Jennifer Hudson can beat Beyonce in singing. Y’all so dumb no nothing about music Beyonce is not no king of rnb her music is popcorn her country ass

  38. Heh October 24, 2011

    There is absolutely no need for Mary and Beyonce fans to be taking petty swipes at each other. Beyonce guest stars on Mary’s forthcoming CD, so clearly the two of them are cool with each other.

    Rihanna is the enemy here.

  39. kerihilsonsecongcomingofmj October 25, 2011

    u can expect beyonce to be growling and grunting on the mary j blige track.mary will provide the soul because beyonce has no soul in her voice.

  40. kerihilsonsecongcomingofmj October 25, 2011

    @maryforever PREACH BEYONCE HAS NO SOUL SHE SCREAMS TOO DAMN MUCH AND AGREE THAT JENNIFER HUD EVEN HAS MORE SOUL THAN BEYONCES BUBBLE GUM VOICE . I ALWAYS SAID BEYONCES VOICE WAS AVERAGE EVEN JAZMINE SULLIVAN CAN SING BETTER THAN BEYONCE.

  41. kerihilsonsecongcomingofmj October 25, 2011

    @MC&TB4LIFE
    PREACH PREACH !!!!!!!! U ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOO RIGHT! ANYBODY CAN SING BEYONCES SONGS SHES A BASIC B****!

  42. PAC MAN October 25, 2011

    OH BEYONCE IS A COPYCAT MJB IS NOT BEY IS A FRAUD MJB IS NOT!!!!!!!!!!

  43. THE ONE October 25, 2011

    funny how beyonce stans cant see that beyonce is fading and her charted songs are dying thanks to her copycat ways and rihanna nicki adele britney and jlo .

  44. minute mane October 25, 2011

    BEYONCE IS OVERRATED AS HELL AND A FLOP!!!!!

  45. FLOP NOT ON TOP October 25, 2011

    damn this suxxxxxxx stealonce is not charting well on billboard ,her stans are taking up for her ,but her much lacks everything . even keri hilson is slaying beyonces ass right now this is getting crazy.

  46. lax October 25, 2011

    her music lacks everything poor flop

  47. ws October 25, 2011

    beyonce will never be better than mary , just saying

  48. MC&TB4LIFE October 25, 2011

    @KERIHILSONSECONDCOMINGOFMJ thanks dahling but its facts, she’s OVER RATED!

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