Mary J Blige
Who else do you know who has sold over 50 million albums and 15 million singles worldwide? Mary J Blige started her career as a backup singer, but since then has taken the industry by storm with her distinct vocal prowess and irrefutable talent. While Mary is an R&B songstress, she has made a name for herself in the hip-hop industry by virture of a long list of collaborations with artists such as The Notorious B.I.G., Method Man, Jay Z, and Ghostface Killah. Since being Puff Daddy’s protégé, the chart-topper has crafted seven albums and won countless awards. She’s also made moves in the film industry, starring in Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself and scoring a role in Rock of Ages.