Amazon Studios and Entertainment One have announced a new documentary about Mary J. Blige is coming soon.
The untitled documentary is being directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth and executive produced by Blige and Sean “Diddy” Combs.
The doc will also center around Blige’s past struggles with poverty, abuse, addiction and heartbreak while at the same time following her on a special concert tour as she gets ready to perform a 25th anniversary tour for her sophomore album, 1994’s ‘My Life’.
'My Life' is ranked as one of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time & Time Magazine’s All-Time 100 Albums.
Matt Newman, Co-Head of Movies at Amazon Studios said:
“We all know Mary J. Blige as the two-time Oscar nominee, Grammy Award winning, multi-hyphenate who has sold over 80 million records. But through this documentary, audiences will see a raw and honest side of Mary J. Blige opening up about her personal journey of redemption and healing. We are thrilled to share with our worldwide Prime Video customers this exclusive, never-before-seen, inside look into the global legend, Mary J. Blige.”
“I have long admired Mary as an artist, an icon, and a strong, fearless woman. The story of her life has inspired us enormously and we are thrilled to be making this project with her and her team, Ashaunna and Nicole. Mary’s album “My Life” is both iconic and tremendously impactful, we hope that by bringing it to screens we can continue to inspire audiences around the world as her music has done for decades” Added Tara Long, eOne’s President of Global Unscripted, Television.
Mary J. Blige has won four American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards. Her Oscar noms in the same year were for best supporting actress and best original song in Netflix’s Mudbound, becoming the first person ever nominated in both of those categories in the same year.
Billboard ranked her as the most successful R&B/Hip-Hop artist of the past 25 years, with over 4M monthly listeners on Spotify.