Music > Albums > R&B/Soul

iTunes Price: $9.99

Genre: R&B/Soul

Released: Dec 20, 2005

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Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige

Hip-Hop Soul Collaborations
Hip-Hop Soul Co..

R&B Divas
R&B Divas

The Breakthrough – Mary J. Blige

Name Artist Time Price

No One Will Do Mary J. Blige 4:46 $1.29

Enough Cryin Mary J. Blige & Brook 4:20 $1.29

About You Mary J. Blige, Nina Simone .. 4:05 $0.99

Be Without You (Kendu Mix) Mary J. Blige 4:05 $1.29

Gonna Breakthrough Mary J. Blige & Brook 4:00 $0.99

Good Woman Down Mary J. Blige 4:07 $1.29

Take Me As I Am Mary J. Blige 3:57 $1.29

Baggage Mary J. Blige 3:35 $0.99

Can't Hide from Luv Mary J. Blige & Jay-Z 3:52 $0.99

MJB Da MVP (Alternate Version) Mary J. Blige 4:11 Album Only

Can't Get Enough Mary J. Blige 3:40 $0.99

Ain't Really Love Mary J. Blige 4:39 $1.29

I Found My Everything Mary J. Blige & Raphael.. 5:23 $1.29

Father In You Mary J. Blige 5:23 $0.99

Alone Mary J. Blige & Dave Yo.. 4:29 $0.99

One Mary J. Blige & U2 4:20 $1.29

Show Love (Hidden Track) Mary J. Blige 3:39 Album Only

So Lady (Non-LP Version) Mary J. Blige & Raphael.. 4:16 Album Only

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Our Review

From the updated Philly soul of “No One Will Do” — built around speeded-up O’Jays samples — to the closing takeover of “One,” with Bono and U2 collaborating in the usurping of their anthem, The Breakthrough stands as first-tier Mary J. Blige. As necessary as My Life, Share My World and “Family Affair,” this long-player never slips to the level of ordinariness while making clear once more what Blige has done to make soul music matter for a hip-hop generation. Carrying her ’70s favorites into a new century, proclaiming herself the beneficiary of real real love this time, and assuring the sisterhood that they can still lean on her, she makes some of her most aurally and emotionally sticky music ever. And not that anyone’s seriously questioned her continuing relevance, but it’s worth noting that the marvelous single “Be Without You” topped the R&B chart for 15 consecutive weeks.


Customer Reviews

Blige Delivers A Masterpiece!!! (5 stars)

I've been a fan of Mary J. Blige since the beginning, and I did admit how awful "No More Drama" and "Love & Life" albums were. This album is the best R&B album released in 2005…bar none. Mariah, John (Legend) and Kanye ought to be thankful that Mary's album isn't eligible to compete in this year's Grammy show. This classic album combines the soul she delivered in her earlier work as well as the freshness of t

Anybody Who's Ever Loved You Know Just What I Feel (4 stars)

Long before every R&B artist was infusing hip-hop elements into their songs, there was Mary J. Blige who created a new genre onto itself. But unlike her imitators, Blige has something they don’t, soul. While they relay too heavily on the hip-hop the reason Blige has stayed on top is that she finds the right balance between that and soul. Mix that all together with the heartbreak that seem to seep into most of her songs and you have

I'm really Surprised (5 stars)

I'm just a regular guy, and the last full album i bought was Life and Love. All the hype with P.Diddy i caved in and just bought it. I was disappointed and havent bought anything from Mary J since. But to my surprise Mary is back in vocal form, with less rapping and hip-hop noise. Mary is back with great vocals that sing to us. Thanks Mary


Born: January 11, 1971 in New York, NY [The Bronx]
Genre: R&B/Soul
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

When her debut album, What's the 411?, hit the street in 1992, critics and fans alike were floored by its powerful combination of modern R&B with an edgy rap sound that glanced off of the pain and grit of Mary J. Blige's Yonkers, New York childhood. Called alternately the new Chaka Khan or new Aretha Franklin, Blige had little in common stylistically with either of those artists, but like them, she helped adorn soul music with new textures and flavors that inspired a whole generation of musicians….

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Top Songs By Mary J. Blige

Name Album Time Price

Be Without You (Kendu Mix) The Breakthrough 4:05 $1.29

Family Affair No More Drama (Bonus Tracks.. 4:25 $1.29

One The Breakthrough 4:20 $1.29

Mr. Wrong (feat. Drake) My Life II…The Journey Co.. 4:01 $1.29

The One (feat. Drake) The One (feat. Drake) – Sin.. 3:29 $1.29

Just Stand Up! Just Stand Up! – Single 3:34 $1.29

I'm Going Down My Life 3:42 $0.69

I Am Stronger withEach Tear 3:23 $1.29

Real Love What's the 411? 4:29 $0.99

Touch It (Remix) [Featuring Mary J. .. Touch It Remixes – Single 3:56 $1.29

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