Mary J. Blige On Her Way To Becoming EGOT, Celebrates Emmy Award Arriving In Mail

Mary J. Blige is having yet another career resurgence. The Queen of Hip-Hop soul has seen many peaks and valleys, and every few years, it appears, she hits a stride of wins unparalleled by her contemporaries. Her latest winning streak comes off the back of a messy divorce and has already resulted in a critically acclaimed album, movie, and documentary. Could Mary be on her way to becoming an EGOT?

This year’s Grammy nominations came with some major milestones for Mary J. Blige. Her album Good Morning Gorgeous is up for several top honors, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for its title track. She currently has nine Grammys to her name. Her last win was in 2009 for Best Contemporary R&B Album.

Blige’s massive comeback year was kicked off with her participation in last year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show. The powerhouse performance alongside Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and 50 Cent scored her an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special. She recently shared a photo of the award. “It finally came!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽 #Superbowl2022 #BeyondGrateful,” she said on IG.

With a Grammy and Emmy to her name, Blige is just missing an Oscar and Tony. In 2018 she was nominated for two Oscars in connection to the film Mudbound. One was for Best Supporting Actress, and the other was for Best Original Song. Mary has been busy acting in the Power universe and has one upcoming film titled Rob Peace.

While Mary has no immediate plans to hit up Broadway, she has had brushes with musicals in the past. She played Evillene in the 2015 adaptation of The Wiz for television. She has also talked about producing a musical based on her music and catalog. “I definitely want to see the Mary J. Blige story–or just one of the album cycles–on Broadway,” she told Playbill during promotion for The Wiz.

Mary could very well accomplish this feat the way her career is set up. She would join the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend, Quincy Jones, and Rita Moreno. Other artists on their way to EGOT status include Adele, Common, H.E.R, and Cher. They are all missing one award each.

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