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An impossibly high-pitched "aaahh" ascended from a churchy organ vamp, proclaiming D'Angelo's arrival on the biggest stage he has played since his legendary Voodoo tour. Clad in rugged boots, leather vest and trademark tanktop (all black), he appeared with a perfect confidence and poise that belied his recently broken 12-year hiatus from the stage.

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Elmo's best way to get a parade spotupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 13:03:00

Elmo talks to HLN's Bob Van Dillen at the 85th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.

Annual Macy's Thanksgiving parade boasts host of new balloonsupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 13:03:00

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as much a holiday tradition as turkey, football and dinner table debates, celebrated its 85th anniversary with a host of new floats and balloons that began making their way down New York City's streets Thursday morning.

Mary J. Blige reflects on 'My Life II'updated: Tue Nov 22 2011 14:26:00

Mary J. Blige says 1994's "My Life" was a cry for help. With "My Life II," she finally feels she deserves her success.

Mary J. Blige on her new album and being in a good placeupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 14:26:00

Seventeen years after the release of her breakthrough album, "My Life," Mary J. Blige offers up a sequel -- "My Life II: ... The Journey Continues (Act 1)."

Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Usher jam at Essence Music Festivalupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 17:14:00

After back-to-back stomach clutching renditions of "Not Gon' Cry" and "I'm Going Down" at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans Sunday night, Mary J. Blige pulled off an Oprah-worthy seminar on affirmation with "Just Fine" to close out the three-day fest, which celebrates black music and African-American culture.

People.com: Essence Music Festival in New Orleans: Kanye West, Usher and Jennifer Hudson Will Performupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 14:29:00

The power acts will join New Edition, who will reunite for the event after 30 years

People.com: New Edition Reuniting at Essence Music Festivalupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 20:50:00

"All of us are psyched about it," singer Bobby Brown tells PEOPLE

New Edition plans to reunite at Essence Music Festivalupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 17:02:00

After 30 years of albums, turmoil and solo projects, New Edition is finally reuniting July 3 at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.

People.com: American Idol: 'It All Came Together' for Haley Reinhartupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 14:13:00

The singer performs the "best song of the night," according to Randy Jackson

People.com: Inside Rihanna's Star-Studded 23rd Birthday Bashupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 12:51:00

The singer draws big name pals, from Zac Efron to Cee Lo Green, to her Beverly Hills party

NASA collaboration encourages young women to pursue scienceupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 16:16:00

NASA said Wednesday that it is collaborating with recording artist Mary J. Blige to encourage girls and young women to pursue careers by studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- collectively known as STEM.

Anger, frustration on rise in Gulf disasterupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 08:36:00

This Fourth of July weekend New Orleans will be packed with nearly 300,000 people, as the National Education Association holds its annual convention, and folks from across the country descend on the Crescent City for three days of partying and concerts featuring Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson and Earth, Wind & Fire, all headliners at the 16th annual Essence Music Festival.

How I Got Here: Soledad O'Brienupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 12:21:00

Q: Who are you? How do you define yourself?

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart: 500,000 new jobs worldwide in 5 yearsupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 17:09:00

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Friday it plans to create 500,000 jobs throughout the world in the next five years, saying there is tremendous opportunity for growth globally.

People.com: George Clooney Running the Largest Celeb Call Center Everupdated: Sat Jan 23 2010 17:54:00

He has organized 140 actresses, singers and TV hosts to not be on the show, but to just answer phones

People.com: Sugarland's Kristian Bush Looks Forward to Xmas Lights at Homeupdated: Fri Dec 25 2009 17:29:00

The musician reveals his holiday plans - with no touring involved

People.com: Nia Vardalos Teaches Daughter Greek - in the Kitchenupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 18:56:00

She gives her 4-year-old the names of ingredients in English and Greek and "she stirs it up!"

Music stars' favorite holiday traditionsupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 18:04:00

Every family has its own set of holiday traditions. Some spend the day opening gifts and stuffing themselves with turkey, while others volunteer at soups kitchens, sing in the church choir or take in a movie.

Mary J. Blige gives backupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 19:49:00

Mary J. Blige opens up a women's center to help victims of domestic violence and abuse.

Mary J. Blige: 'My spirit is what saved me' from suicideupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 19:49:00

On a beautiful fall day in Yonkers, New York, just north of New York City, Mary J. Blige stepped onto the sidewalk on South Broadway.

People.com: Mary J. Blige Won't Adoptupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 11:51:00

The singer says she's already got a full plate with two stepkids, ages 11 and 10

New film gives Mary J. Blige the 411 on actingupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 08:49:00

Mary J. Blige has sung her way to nine Grammy Awards and sold 40 million albums worldwide.

People.com: Mary J. Blige to Headline at Entertainment Tonight Emmy Partyupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 13:16:00

The singer stars at the gala after the awards telecast on Sunday, Sept. 20

People.com: Ellen DeGeneres Replacing Paula Abdul on Idolupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 12:29:00

"I'm going to have a day job and a night job," the TV host says. "This is so exciting"

Stars converge for inaugural celebrationsupdated: Sun Jan 18 2009 20:08:00

John McCain tried to make Barack Obama's celebrity status a campaign issue last summer, but there's no debate about the president-elect's ability to draw famous and talented Americans to his inauguration.

People.com: Melissa Etheridge to California: 'You Can Forget My Taxes'updated: Fri Nov 07 2008 16:05:00

The singer makes a defiant statement in response to the measure banning same-sex marriages

People.com: Diddy and Beyoncé Moved to Tears by Obama's Victoryupdated: Fri Nov 07 2008 11:27:00

Plus: How Pete Wentz marked the moment for his baby, and Cedric the Entertainer's dream for his son

People.com: Mary J. Blige, Melissa Etheridge Help Fight Prop 8updated: Thu Oct 23 2008 10:43:00

Their concert raises $3.9 million and attracts Spielberg, Streisand and others

People.com: Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds Is a New Dad!updated: Sat Sep 27 2008 14:26:00

The R&B singer-songwriter welcomes daughter Peyton with girlfriend Nicole Pantenburg

People.com: Beyoncé Shows Off $5M Wedding Ringupdated: Mon Sep 08 2008 07:45:00

The singer, who secretly married in April, flashes an 18 carat diamond at Fashion Rocks

People.com: Natasha Bedingfield Star-Struck by Beyoncé & Mariah updated: Fri Sep 05 2008 18:11:00

The singer was also awed there were no divas, saying it's nice to hang out with girls in the same career

Behind the Scenes: Star's bloody stunt floppedupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 11:39:00

I received a really disturbing e-mail the other afternoon.

People.com: Beyoncé Makes Surprise Appearance at Jay-Z Showupdated: Mon May 05 2008 17:06:00

The newlyweds share the stage in New York City

People.com: Ashanti: I'm Not Slamming Nelly in My Videoupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 09:03:00

The songstress says her new video isn't a dig at her rumored ex and now "really good friend"

People.com: Beyoncé Wears Huge Rock at Jay-Z's Atlanta Showupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 09:56:00

The singer flashes a telltale sparkler Tuesday night at her new husband's concert

People.com: Mary J. Blige's Concert Shout-Out to Jay-Z & Beyoncéupdated: Mon Apr 07 2008 16:33:00

"Congratulations!" says Blige, but co-headliner Jay-Z remains mum about a wedding

People.com: Pete Wentz Joins Suicide-Prevention Campaignupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 15:24:00

The Fall Out Boy bassist tells of his darkest hour taking too many pills while depressed

SI.com: Steroids In America: The Real Dopeupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 13:47:00

Athletes who take performance-improving drugs make all the headlines. But the culture of personal physical enhancement has pushed the use of steroids and HGH everywhere -- from Hollywood to the music industry to your next-door neighbor who doesn't want to grow old. Don't blame only the jocks.

HGH in forefront to remain youngupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 17:55:00

Dr. Andre Berger sees himself as a pioneer. Where others in the medical community believe injections of human growth hormone should be given to adults in only rare cases, Berger believes it is a crucial part of keeping people young and vital.

Time.com: Rappers Linked to Steroid Probeupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 12:00:00

A number of entertainers were named in connection with an Albany-based steroid investigation, but they are not part of an ongoing criminal probe

People.com: Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent in Steroid Probeupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 11:03:00

Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Wyclef Jean, Timbaland and Tyler Perry are among the names that have surfaced on a long list of people in a current New York investigation of those who may have obtained steroids or human growth hormones, the Albany Times Union reports.

Spotlight shines on CNN Heroes at tonight's galaupdated: Thu Dec 06 2007 14:54:00

Celebrities and world luminaries are descending on the American Museum of Natural History in New York tonight to honor more than a dozen ordinary people for their extraordinary accomplishments.

Blige, Crow to headline 'CNN Heroes' tributeupdated: Wed Nov 28 2007 10:10:00

Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Wyclef Jean and Norah Jones join CNN for a live global telecast honoring ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

People.com: Beyoncé Headlines American Music Awardsupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 13:42:00

Beyoncé heads a diva-licious lineup at the American Music Awards this weekend.

People.com: Britney Spears Opens Video Music Awardsupdated: Sun Sep 09 2007 21:25:00

After weeks of buzz, Britney Spears kicked off Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards at the Palms in Las Vegas in a sparkly bra and briefs with a club-ready performance of her latest song "Gimme More."

A 'Nice' night for the Dixie Chicksupdated: Sun Feb 11 2007 17:39:00

The Dixie Chicks sang "Not Ready to Make Nice," but the Grammy Awards were certainly ready to make them winners, honoring the trio with five awards Sunday night.

Today's Buzz storiesupdated: Mon Jan 29 2007 15:06:00

On TV, Michael Imperioli honors the godfather. Off-screen, he bows to a martial arts grandmaster.

Mary J. Blige, Dixie Chicks lead Grammy nodsupdated: Thu Dec 07 2006 11:36:00

The Dixie Chicks may have been "Not Ready to Make Nice," but the Recording Academy was nice to the country-pop trio, giving them nominations in the top three categories for the 49th annual Grammy Awards.

Biography: Chris 'Ludacris' Bridgesupdated: Wed Oct 04 2006 11:13:00

"People can either love me or hate me, but they'll always respect me."

U2 is the big Grammy winnerupdated: Wed Feb 08 2006 17:13:00

Mariah Carey may have received much of the pre-show attention, but U2 was the big winner Wednesday night at the Grammys, taking five awards -- including two of the biggest, album of the year and song of the year.

EW review: Bice's 'Thing' is mediocreupdated: Tue Jan 10 2006 14:53:00

Bo Bice's debut CD may share a title with a 1971 live album by Taj Mahal ("The Real Thing"), but the two discs couldn't be more different.

Entertainment Weekly: The Must Listupdated: Tue Jan 10 2006 09:58:00

Homer S., Mary J., and eight other things we love this week:

Review: Blige's worthy 'Breakthrough'updated: Tue Dec 20 2005 14:58:00

There are people who shouldn't even pretend to be at peace -- take, for instance, Mary J. Blige.

showbuzzupdated: Mon Dec 05 2005 15:54:00

Denzel Washington has given $25,000 to a program that helps the needy in Rocky Mount pay their heating bills.

EW review: New Santana a big boreupdated: Tue Nov 01 2005 14:33:00

Santana recycles his Billboard-all-stars formula yet again on "All That I Am," this time rounding up everyone from Big Boi to Los Lonely Boys to (yikes!) Bo Bice.

CNNMoney: Ameriquest to be Super sponsorupdated: Thu Oct 07 2004 06:11:00

The halftime show of February's Super Bowl will be sponsored by Ameriquest Mortgage, which will pay about 50 percent more than America Online did to sponsor last season's controversial show.

CNNMoney: Major songwriters penning jinglesupdated: Thu May 20 2004 06:56:00

Some major music producers and songwriters, including Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Quincy Jones are agreeing to write advertising jingles, according to a published report.

She writes the songsupdated: Thu May 13 2004 11:52:00

Toby Lightman has something going for her that most of today's pop divas can't quite lay claim to: She can write.

Fortune: Now That's What I Call A Hit!updated: Mon May 13 2002 00:01:00

With album sales flagging, digital-piracy issues lingering, and EMI dumping artists, bad news has been in heavy rotation for the recording industry lately. But Big Music has managed one hit: a seri...

Fortune: THE MARKET COOLS TO RAP MUSICupdated: Mon Jul 10 1995 00:01:00

Word to Senator Bob Dole: get with it, bro. The Republican presidential hopeful recently scored big points bashing rap music and record companies such as Time Warner (parent of Fortune's publisher)...

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