Album Stream: Mary J. Blige – ‘Strength Of A Woman’

Published: Friday 28th Apr 2017 by Sam

Today marks the global release of Mary J. Blige‘s thirteenth studio album ‘Strength Of A Woman’. 

The set, which features contributions from the likes of Missy Elliott, Jazmine Sullivan, Kanye West, and DJ Khaled, arrives at a dramatic time for the Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul.

Indeed, as widely reported, Blige is in the midst of a mucky divorce from former manager Kendu Isaacs.

During the promotional rounds for the LP, she’s cited the creation of the project as being therapeutic for her after years of secretly suffering in her marriage.

And one listen of the LP highlights the hurt but also the triumph of realising one’s worth.

Stream via Apple Music below…

Also, check out the video for the album’s title track below…

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  1. DanYiel Iman April 28, 2017

    Actually like Mary J Blige sound…

  2. LISA LEVINE April 28, 2017

    Every song’s vocals sound the same, forced emotion. Just listened to the CD, Still not on the level of Share My world, What’s the 411, Mary or My life. No where close.

    • gina April 28, 2017

      trying letting go of the 90s, maybe thats your problem.

    • Bravo!! April 28, 2017

      I believe we did not listen to the same album!?

  3. cocobutta April 28, 2017

    No lie but this is one of her BEST albums period.
    Her sound and core sound of R&B/Hip-Hop is at the forefront and she is delivering track after track. Thank You grabbed me the most on 1st listen but plenty of tracks to love on this project of truth and heatbreak.


  4. Brandon April 28, 2017

    Album is for older folks ik convinced… stronger with each tear is better and will still Ben in rotation… this would be forgotten in a month… sounds bad I hate how they vocals sounds clearly shows her negative tone every body always mention when she sings but her congrats on the new album not for me tho… now Takar hurry n drop that album

  5. R C April 28, 2017

    Okay, so I immediately downloaded this, this morning purely because it is MJB, However, I have to agree (reluctantly) with some of the other posts on here. MJB’s music is mature and probably aimed at ‘grown folks’ but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. It isn’t a bad record but in all honesty we have heard it all before from Mary and its beginning to sound a bit contrived.

    In my personal opinion, I don’t think she will ever top 411, that was a classic, but this just sounds a little stale.

    I need a ‘Family Affair’ again. Still mature, but it has some life to it!

  6. BHYISI April 28, 2017

    Mary’s best albums are:
    My Life
    Share My World
    No More Drama
    Growing Pains
    I suggest these albums to anyone who’s never listened to her. Every album after growing Pains is just mediocre, this new one included. I love Mary but this album aside from like 2 or 3 songs just aren’t it. This will be the first Mary album I won’t buy.

  7. Princess Gatewood April 28, 2017

    Loving this album!!!

  8. Princess Gatewood April 28, 2017

    Favorite songs so far are love yourself & survivor!!!

  9. Sheca April 28, 2017

    Absolutely love the album real R+B music not a album full of fluff or manufactured problems the Queen is back?

  10. Bravo!! April 28, 2017

    Mary lead single should have been, “Thank you” give me The weekend vibe…

  11. @KurtisLeeSinger April 29, 2017

    This is one of her best albums period!!! AMAZING ALBUM!
    If you want upbeat Family Affair listen to that, people saying her tone is negative she is going through a divorce no?

    My Life
    411 Remix
    Share My World
    The Breakthrough
    Strength of a Woman
    London Sessions

    all in order are my fave Mary albums
    This album is brilliant!!!!

  12. Eric T. May 22, 2017

    S*** happens, it is all a part of life.Some things in life are not always what they seem to be.

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