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FEATURE ARTIST: Mary J. Blige

By Music Lounge | Dec 11th, 2014

Meredith and Derek Are No Shows for Dinner|Meanwhile, Maggie confronts Richard.|Before Maggie and Richard arrive for dinner, Meredith and Derek share a steamy shower together. Things get off to an awkward start when the guests of honor meet up outside the house. They can’t get inside because the hosts haven’t run out of hot water yet. Watch this scene from Grey's Anatomy Season 11 Episode 6: Don't Let's Start.

Clip from the latest Grey's Anatomy featuring "Long Hard Look" by Mary J. Blige
Song taken from The London Sessions, available 12/2! Click here to pre-order on iTunes now!

Watch Grey's Anatomy - THURSDAYS @ 8|7c!

 

The Meredith & Derek Fight|Who has to accept the win?|Derek prompts Meredith to ask Maggie over for dinner. He then takes it upon himself to invite Richard, too. This leads to a Mer-Der blowup at home. Who will win this fight? Watch this scene from Grey's Anatomy Season 11 Episode 6: Don't Let's Start.

Clip from the latest Grey's Anatomy featuring "Not Loving You" by Mary J. Blige
Song taken from The London Sessions, available 12/2! Click here to pre-order on iTunes now!

Watch Grey's Anatomy - THURSDAYS @ 8|7c!

 

Arizona & Callie Break the Rules|No talking? No sex? No way!|No talking? No sex? No way! On the last day of their 30-day break for therapy, Callie and Arizona give in and break the rules. Watch this scene from Grey's Anatomy Season 11 Episode 5: Bend and Break.

Watch a clip from Grey's Anatomy featuring "Therapy" by Mary J. Blige
"Therapy" taken from her forthcoming album, The London Sessions - out 12/2! Click here to pre-order on iTunes

Watch Grey's Anatomy - THURSDAYS @ 8|7c!


 

Mary J. Blige has once again confounded expectations and ventured into new musical territory by crossing the Atlantic to collaborate with some of this decade’s most celebrated UK musical talent – including Disclosure, Eg White, Emile Sandé, Jimmy Napes, Naughty Boy, SAM ROMANS and Sam Smith – and recorded a new studio album, The London Sessions. This extraordinary new collection will be released December 2 on Capitol Records.

According to Capitol Music Group Chairman Steve Barnett, “Mary J. Blige created a one-of-a-kind blend of hip-hop and soul that has excited fans for more than 20 years, making her one of the most successful and acclaimed artists in any genre of music. The London Sessions is a fantastic album; another step forward for this great and enduring artist, and I am thrilled that she is now an important member of our Capitol Records family.”

“It’s all about the London Music scene and I’m so excited to have been part of it, to record my album,” says Blige. “The songs are fun, therapeutic and soulful. This is a beautiful change for me and I’m proud of what we have done here.”

”The London Sessions is, number one, the bravest thing, and number two, just so honest,” says Smith, who co-wrote lead single, “Therapy,” with Blige and Eg White (Adele, Florence + The Machines, James Blunt). Disclosure adds, “It’s the reason that people like Mary are so successful – they’re just not afraid to change what they do completely.”

This fearlessness propelled Blige to London’s thriving musical community, who embraced her fully and helped her create an album that displays the true evolution of an artist. Each of the collaborators worked with Blige to create a new body of work driven by her one-of-a-kind voice. The results are altogether thrilling.

The album’s debut track, “Therapy,” borrows from Doo-wop with its simple beat, minimal instrumentation and backing harmonies, as it glides along Blige’s signature soulful voice. The song will become available as an instant grat track on September 23, as part of the album pre-order on iTunes.

Blige will make her next appearance at the iTunes Festival in the UK on September 25.

With a track record of eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus a staggering 31 nominations), a 2012 Golden Globe nomination, and four American Music Awards, Blige is a global superstar. And in ensuing years, the singer/songwriter has attracted an intensely loyal fan base – responsible for propelling worldwide sales of more than 50 million albums.