Mary J. Blige Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame (PHOTOS)

Mary J. Blige acquired a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame throughout a ceremony that superstar associates of the singer attended.

Featured visitors Thursday included rap mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, who labored with Blige on her album My Life, document producer Andre Harrell and Los Angeles Metropolis Councilman Mitch O’Farrell.

The occasion occurred on Blige’s 47th birthday. Followers in attendance greeted her by singing “Joyful Birthday,” Selection reported.

Music producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and Mudbound director Dee Rees additionally attended. Blige was just lately nominated for a Golden Globe and SAG Award for her position within the movie.

“I am so grateful for this star proper now as a result of I’ve earned it in all probability 3 times,” Blige stated. “I say that with confidence and never vanity. I say it as a result of I do know that now, and I do know my value, and what this implies.”

“I’m feeling like a proud father,” Harrell, who based Uptown Data, the label that signed Blige in 1989, stated. “Mary receiving a star on the Stroll of Fame, is like black ladies and little women from around the globe with a dream additionally receiving one.”

“What makes Mary particular, she strikes individuals with not simply together with her voice however with who she is. She pours all the things right into a report and right into a efficiency. No matter she goes via, she is aware of she has a duty for these going by way of the identical factor,” Combs stated.

Blige was additionally lately honored in December with the Icon Award at Billboard’s Women in Music Awards.

By Wade Sheridan, UPI.com

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