What's the 411 on Mary J. Blige's Net Worth In 2023? It Proves She’s The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul

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Mary J. Blige’s net worth shows that decades of hard work and raw talent pay off.

Mary J. Blige’s net worth shows that decades of hard work and raw talent pay off. Signing her first record deal in 1989, Blige has been making waves in the music industry ever since. And with her acting Oscar nomination for 2017’s Mudbound, she’s proven there’s nothing she can’t do.

The hip-hop soul maven has two albums on Rolling Stone’s 500 Albums of All Time list and one on Time’s All-Time 100 Albums. She is credited with introducing a mix of hip-hop and R&B into the mainstream as well as for popularizing rap as a featuring act in music. With all of this success, we have to know what Ms. Blige is packing in her wallet!

Here is all you need to know about Mary J. Blige’s net worth.

How did Mary J. Blige become famous?

Mary J. Blige circa 1990<p><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/74302983" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Al Pereira/Getty Images;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Al Pereira/Getty Images</a></p>
Mary J. Blige circa 1990

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Mary J. Blige’s origin story is the stuff of legends. It is said that she recorded a song, Anita Baker’s “Caught Up in the Rapture” as a junior in high school at her local mall. Her mother’s boyfriend at the time is said to have shared the recording with an Uptown Records A&R runner, Jeff Redd, who then passed it along to the label’s CEO, Andre Harrell. When she signed with the label in 1989, she was the youngest and first female artist to land a deal.

Her debut album, What’s the 411?, was released in the summer of 1992, with Sean Combs acting as an executive producer. The album earned acclaim as well as commercial success, becoming three times certified platinum. It peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and spawned the hits “Real Love” and “You Remind Me.”

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What is Mary J. Blige's net worth in 2023?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Mary J. Blige's net worth in 2023 is $20 million. Blige has earned these millions through her work as a singer-songwriter, record producer, rapper and actor. In fact, she is the first person nominated for acting and songwriting in the same year at the Academy Awards.

How many Grammys does Mary J. Blige have?

Mary J. Blige accepts Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Be Without You" from "The Breakthrough" at the 2007 <a href="https://parade.com/entertainment/grammys-2023" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Grammys;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Grammys</a>.<p><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/106139474" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:KMazur/Getty Images;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">KMazur/Getty Images</a></p>

As of this writing, Mary J. Blige has a total of 37 Grammy nominations, with eight Grammy wins to her name. She also has a number of other awards and nominations, including two Oscar nominations.

How many albums did Mary J. Blige make?

Mary J. Blige has released a total of 14 studio albums, as well as two live albums, nine compilation albums and one soundtrack. She has released a whopping 83 singles throughout her career so far.

How much does Mary J. Blige make per concert?

It is not known exactly how much Mary J. Blige makes per concert. We do know an example agency booking fee for appearances that is listed for Blige ranges from $750,000 to $999,998. As a result, we can imagine she makes close to that amount per concert. However, it is important to note that all of that amount likely does not go to Blige herself, as she would need to pay a percentage to several involved parties.

How much does Mary J. Blige make on tour?

It is not known how much Mary J. Blige makes for her tours. However, it has been estimated that her tours have brought in over $100 million in ticket sales. Because that amount is split between a number of different people who bring the tours to life, including Blige, she would not get to keep the entire amount herself.

How much did Mary J. Blige get paid for the Target commercial?

It is not known how much Mary J. Blige was paid for her involvement with the Target holiday commercial in 2020. However, it is likely she earned somewhere in the tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands for the commercial, if not more, depending on the kind of deal she reached with the company.

How much does Mary J. Blige get paid for the Super Bowl?

Mary J. Blidge performs in the Pepsi Halftime Show during the NFL <a href="https://parade.com/tv/super-bowl-2023" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Super Bowl;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Super Bowl</a> LVI football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on Feb. 13, 2022, in Inglewood, California.<p><a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/1409723920" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cooper Neill/Getty Images;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Cooper Neill/Getty Images</a></p>

Fans will be surprised to find out that Mary J. Blige was paid nothing for her appearance in the Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2022. Apparently, the halftime show performers are not typically paid, while a sponsor picks up the bill for the halftime performance’s cost.

Blige had this to say about the lack of payment, “They don’t have to pay me, but if they were paying, it’d be a lot of money. But I’m good. This is the opportunity of a lifetime.”

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How much does Mary J. Blige make per episode of Power?

Mary J. Blige in "Power Book II: Ghost"<p>STARZ</p>
Mary J. Blige in "Power Book II: Ghost"


For her role on STARZ’s Power spinoff, Power Book II: Ghost, Mary J. Blige is reportedly paid $400,000 per episode. This is amongst the highest cable TV salaries around, especially for a woman of color — who are notoriously underpaid in the industry.

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