New Song: Mary J. Blige – ‘U+Me (Love Lessons)’

Published: Thursday 16th Feb 2017 by Rashad

As fans continue to cry foul for the lack of full on promotion afforded Mary J. Blige‘s late 2016 bop of a single, ‘Thick of It,’ the Queen of Hip Hop Soul has seemingly left the Jazmine Sullivan-penned number in her rearview in favor of its follow-up, ‘U+Me (Love Lesson).’

‘Lesson’ leans on a number of themes found in ‘Thick,’ including what appears to be peeks into the end of her nearly 13-year marriage to ex-husband Kendu Isaacs.  Listed on the singer’s forthcoming album, ‘Strength of a Woman,’ rescheduled from its December 2016 release to a yet-revealed date, get into the new tune below and weigh in:



Man, f*** what you heard!  Mary J. Blige is coming with pure heat this era.  This + ‘Thick’ was everything we’ve been missing from MJB.  And, for as much as we are sorry to hear of her personal problems, we’ve learned that the best of her art is birthed from heartbreak.

Here’s hoping this single receives the promotional treatment it deserves and that the rest of ‘Strength’ sounds just as good!

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  1. Danzou February 16, 2017

    This album is about to bang. This is God speaking to her through a divorce to give us this music.

    • Nicki Minaj Stan February 17, 2017

      Hey blackness

    • Tim Brown February 17, 2017

      This the real “Lemonade”….she’s really going thru it! 🙏🏿

  2. God February 16, 2017

    The Queen of R&B has arrived and you all will witness her power.

  3. #TeamTinashe Stan February 16, 2017

    Mary J Blige what did you do to my SOUL? OMG I’ve had
    “Thick of It” on repeat and now she comes out with another banger!

    We really need to appreciate her great talent and legacy. I’ve bought her last single and now I’m going to buy this.

    P.s btw her magnum opus album “My Life” was an album that I grew up with because of my mom always playing it.

    • RoyalKev February 17, 2017

      I think Mary’s first 3 albums (‘411’, ‘My Life’ and ‘Share My World’), along with the ‘Breakthrough’ are the main reasons she’s considered an R&B Queen! I have to say that I’m impressed with her longevity and constant ability to continue to truly deliver after so many years (and not just rest on her laurels)!

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  5. Odor February 16, 2017

    Thick of It is spending its 16th week at #1 on Billboard Adukt R&B Chart. ALSO, it stayed in Billboards top 10, R&B/HipHop RadionSongs Chart, for almost 10 weeks. That’s just the calm before the storm.

  6. Kayla C February 16, 2017

    Ok! Mariah I love you but take notes

    • Jasmine February 17, 2017

      Why bring Mariah into this? For nearly 30 years Mariah has not had a similar style to Mary J. Blige and no reason for her too change now. Different styles is a good thing. If all artists were the same then that would be boring.

    • LISA LEVINE February 17, 2017

      Honey, Mary is a FAN of Mariah. Mariah, Celine, Aretha, Whitney, Anita are in a different lane than Mary. #takethosenoteshunnie

  7. The Wig Snatcher February 16, 2017

    I am getting ALL my life right now. I couldn’t stop bobbing my head to the music. This is superb!

  8. Samsung brought my albums February 17, 2017

    That braid is telling me this is gonna be the breakthrough era 😲😲😲😲

  9. Elsie February 17, 2017

    Mary no you won’t scalp me bald with this Rb realness

  10. Tori February 17, 2017

    Got new Mary and the first verse was life. Keyshia song has grown on me, even Trey Songz is a good upbeat track. Now I’m waiting new Tamar new single next month and new Kelly later this year. It’s going to be 2013 all over again when r&b music made a nice little come back with some stellar albums.

    • Bosaze February 17, 2017

      Yes to 2013!!! Hands down the best year for R&B music this decade and I feel like 2017 will be Pt. 2 also…

  11. King February 17, 2017

    Yeah I’m feeling this go head mjb

  12. Mechelle February 17, 2017

    I’m picking up my edges off the ground as we speak

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  14. RCW February 17, 2017

    I like

  15. Kris February 17, 2017

    She’s the Queen

    • Nicki Minaj Stan February 17, 2017

      How dare she replace me with Nas…

  16. Nicki Minaj Stan February 17, 2017

    No dear Nicki is the QUEEN!

    • LOL February 17, 2017


    • Deon February 17, 2017

      Nicki cool and all but she’s nowhere near MJB’s level. Mary is a legend. Her first album dropped in 1992 and we’re still praising her for new music in 2017.That’s 25 years fam. Nicki is cool, but she won’t have that type of longevity.

  17. Briano February 17, 2017


    Actual MUSIC from black americans

  18. 4everBrandy_Ci February 17, 2017

    Mary J. Blige SNATCHED my edges!!!!! I’ve been digging this record nonstop!!!! This is what the hell I’m talking about!!!!!! She’s a legend and this record is fire!!!!

  19. gurlbye February 17, 2017

    Come through, Mary! This is what we’ve been needing!

  20. Deon February 17, 2017

    Mary J. Blige has to be the most consistent artist of the last 25 years. She always has “it” and she doesn’t have to crossover or change to be successful. She’s showing why she is the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. This song is begging for a verse from Wale.

  21. Jackx February 17, 2017

    I can hear that my love is your love sample
    Love this song, loving this era way better then London sessions❤❤

  22. RoyalKev February 17, 2017

    This is so solid! I haven’t like this much music from Mary in a long while! I liked ‘Thick of It’, but I like this even more! Kudos!

  23. Now at youfr best game way tuesidnz February 17, 2017

    Amazing song I love it

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