Mary J. Blige has returned to reclaim her reign.
Good Morning Gorgeous, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul’s 15th studio album, will be released on February 11, 2022.
She released her first two tracks, “Good Morning Gorgeous” and “Amazing,” featuring DJ Khaled, on Friday via her newly-launched label, Mary Jane Productions, in collaboration with 300 Entertainment.
D’Mile, H.E.R., Lucky Daye, and Tiara Thomas produced and wrote “Good Morning Gorgeous,” while DJ Khaled, STREETRUNNER, and Tarik Azzouz produced “Amazing.”
“It’s been so much pleasure working on this new record,” Blige stated. “I can’t wait for my fans to hear these first two tracks because they’ll offer them a taste of what’s to come.” I’m thankful to all of my colleagues and partners who have supported me during this process, and I’m even more grateful to my fans, whom I hope like this new music.”
“Wait till you hear it, it’s going to blow everybody’s mind,” she said in a recent interview with Tamron Hall. And it’s because it’s something I had to do and say when I was at my lowest, darkest periods in that life, to build myself up to this person who can see and embrace my nose, eyes, cheeks, and all the things I used to despise.”
The R&B legend will perform with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar during the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at L.A.’s SoFi Stadium two days after the album’s release.
Mary’s 2017 album Strength of a Woman was followed by Good Morning Gorgeous.