According to a news article, musician Mary J. Blige “loves her fans and, deep down, she knows they love her. But that doesn’t mean all of them want her to be happy.
“I had to sacrifice a million fans with this new album,” the singer said in a hushed voice. “I know a lot of them don’t like a happy Mary J. Blige.”
“She tilted her head and pinched her voice. ” ‘I like Mary better when she’s angry.’ … But I found a lot of new fans with [this album], thank goodness.’
“The less tortured music of “The Breakthrough” has led to eight Grammy nominations for Blige, more than any other artist.”
[From Soulful survivor By Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times, Feb 7, 2007]
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