Mary J. Blige, proudly dubbed The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, is set to release her ninth studio album “Growing Pains” on December 18th of this year.
Her Michael Jackson-inspired single Just Fine is now resting in the #10 spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart of Billboard. In the beginning of the up-tempo song - which is perfect for any party - Mary gives a brief introduction, very similar to the one Michael Jackson did on his hit song Dont Stop Till You Get Enough. Blige even emulates the high-pitched scream that he did. In the song, Blige talks about how great her life is, and shes still going to wear a smile, even if its rainin.
In the video, Blige is dancing and singing alone in graphic-filled scenes. Each scene has special effects; in one scene she is surrounded by rotating mirrors and her clothes change as she sings, So I like what I see when Im lookin at me when Im walkin pass the mirror. The Jackson-dedicated scene is full of his dance moves and Blige in a suit; its a black fitted suit, with a white shirt underneath and a big pink bow tie - just like Jacksons in his 1980s video.
iTunes has Just Fine as a separate single available for purchase, and the entire album will be available on December 18th.
Source: The Celebrity Cafe