In Hip Hop History Today “Mary J. Blige released My Life” November 29, 1994
My Life is the second studio album by R&B recording artist Mary J. Blige, released on November 29, 1994, by Uptown Records. Many of the topics on My Life deal with clinical depression, Blige’s battling with both drugs and alcohol, as well as being in an abusive relationship. Similar to her debut album What’s the 411?, My Life features vast production from Sean Combs aka Puff Daddy, who provided a hip hop soul sound. Considered to be her breakthrough album, My Life became Mary J. Blige’s second album to reach the top ten of the Billboard 200 charts, peaking at number seven and debuting at number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for eight weeks. In 1995, the album was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 38th Grammy Awards, while in December of the same year, the album was certified 3x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipments of three million copies in the United States. It also won the 1995 Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Album. Listen to My Life above.