Whatâs the 411?<br />
Mary J. Blige's Classic Turns 20

What’s the 411?
Mary J. Blige's Classic Turns 20

We chat with some of the producers responsible for the record that crowned Mary the "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul"

Chris Williams

by Chris Williams, July 24, 2012

Whatâs the 411?<br />
Mary J. Blige's Classic Turns 20

Mary J. Blige - What's the 411?

Albums Chart and #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums Chart in the early autumn of 1992 and sold more than three million units. It also peaked at #53 on the UK Albums Chart within the same year. This album provided a new pulse to the heartbeat of contemporary R&B music. It literally changed the game and the musical influence of this record is still apparent almost 20 years later in mainstream R&B music. Its lasting effect on popular culture is undeniable. To this day, it's regarded as the one of the greatest albums from the 1990s. This album earned a plethora of Soul Train Award and Grammy nominations and wins for Blige. What's the 411? was the question then and the answer now is a classic album.

Chris Williams is an internationally published writer. You can follow him on Twitter @CWmsWrites.



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