Mary J. Blige drops her seventh studio album today (December 20) much to the delight of fans both new and old.
The Breakthrough offers 16 tracks featuring a diverse grouping of guest artists such as the late music icon Nina Simone, hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, eclectic soulster Raphael Saadiq, rock gods U2 and more.
The set, according to her publicist, celebrates her 14 year career and also serves as a chronicle of "Mary’s spiritual growth and her transcendence over a childhood in the projects of Yonkers, New York, and an early success plagued with drama, to her current joy."
Blige sums it up like this:
“Yes, she’s gotten lost, she’s done this and that and she’s been trying to figure it out,” the Yonkers native said of herself.
Audio: "Be Without You" Real|Windows
The Breakthrough Tracklisting:
1. No One Will Do
2. Enough Cryin
3. About You feat. Nina Simone
4. Be Without You
5. Gonna Breakthrough
6. Good Woman Down
7. Take Me as I Am
9. Can't Hide from Luv feat. Jay-Z
10. MJB Da MVP
11. Can't Get Enough
12. Ain't Really Love
13. I Found My Everything feat. Raphael Saadiq
14. Father in You
16. One feat. U2