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From Queen of Hip-Hop Soul to Oscar-Nominated Actress: How Mary J. Blige Conquered Hollywood

From Queen of Hip-Hop Soul to Oscar-Nominated Actress: How Mary J. Blige Conquered Hollywood

It’s no secret that Mary J. Blige can do it all.

The Grammy Award winner, celebrated for both her singing and songwriting skills, has also been acting for years in TV and film.

But this year the “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul” has taken her acting career to the next level: Blige was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Mudbound — a Dee Rees film adaption of the 2008 novel — where she plays a mother-of-four dealing with racial prejudice on a Mississippi Delta farm during the Jim Crow South.

Blige also scored a best original song nomination for “Mighty River,

See full article on PEOPLE.com