Mary J. Blige is named one of Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’

Time Magazine revealed its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Nine-time Grammy winner Mary J. Blige made the covers for the June 6/June 13 double issue which goes on sale on Friday, May 27.  Time presented Mary J. Blige in the 100 Most Influential People’s “Icons” section. The New York native is alongside other high-profile figures such as Keanu Reeves, Adele, Jon Batiste, Issa Rae, and Rafael Nadal.

Hip-hop legend Nasir “Nas” Jones, who collaborated with Blige on “Love Is All We Need”, wrote in the Time article about Blige: “Mary came up the way we all did. She was a voice for us, but she wasn’t like other R&B artists at the time. She became a household name early because she was a hip-hop artist who also sang.”

In addition to Blige, the 2022 TIME100 also highlighted other prominent artists, politicians, and innovators, including in part: Jon Batiste, Joe Biden, Quinta Brunson, Tim Cook, Pete Davidson, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Kris Jenner, Zoë Kravitz, Candace Parker, Vladimir Putin, Joe Rogan, Jazmine Sullivan, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Oprah Winfrey, and Zendaya.

Mary J. Blige Honored with Cover of TIME’s Most Influential People Issue

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