Where to See Mary J. Blige in 2021
Mary J. Blige has two upcoming concerts, and we can’t wait to see the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul!” You can see Blige on November 18th in Brooklyn, NY, and on the 20th in Baltimore, MD.
Blige recently played her first show in nearly two years, a star-studded concert at New York City’s Apollo Theatre. Sponsored by YouTube, the October 2021 performance celebrated the announcement of the #YouTube Black Voices class of 2022. It featured Mary J. Blige as a headliner alongside Jazmine Sullivan and Yung Baby Tate.
It was a remarkable comeback show for Blige in many ways. This show marked her first post-pandemic performance, took place in her native New York City, and celebrated Black creators and empowerment the way she’s done her entire three-decade career. While she hasn’t announced a new full-length tour or album just yet, we’re crossing our fingers for 2022!
Mary J. Blige has released thirteen studio albums in the past 30 years, earning a reputation as an R&B and soul legend and serving as inspiration for artists worldwide. If her multiplatinum record and numerous Grammys weren’t enough, she’s incredibly proud of her status as a role model for Black women in hip-hop.
“African American scholars have noted the implications of Blige’s presentation and representation of black womanhood and femininity in the typically male-dominated and centric sphere of hip hop,” reads the Mary J. Blige Wikipedia page.
It continues, “Blending the vocal techniques of rapping in hip hop with aspirational messages in R&B, Blige is credited with articulating black women’s experiences in a “more factual and objective” manner than typical stereotypes and tropes of black women in the media.”
Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Nicki Minaj are topping the charts today, but Mary J. Blige did it first! Her music authentically speaks to listeners as she shares her personal experiences and perfect voice, and with only two nights to see her up close… you’ll want to get your tickets soon!
Mary J Blige 2021 Tour Dates
November 18, 2021 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
November 20, 2021 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
Mary J Blige tickets are available on the secondary marketplace, TicketSales.com. Stay tuned for more announcements!