Award-winning music legend, Mary J. Blige, is set to share some insights with the world on the making of her widely acclaimed 1994 album, ‘My Life’ in a documentary.
The Queen of Hip Hop Soul released the trailer of the My Life documentary on her Instagram page on Tuesday.
“I’m so excited to share the trailer for my new documentary,” she captioned the teaser. “Get ready to learn the story behind one of the most inspiring albums of all time in. #MJBMyLife with Yours Truly!!”
In the documentary, Miss Blige opens up about “the demons and blessings” that inspired the record, which took her from the housing projects in New York to stardom.
My Life is the second studio album by Miss Blige, released on November 29, 1994, by Uptown Records. It became her second album to reach the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at number seven, and debuting at number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, where it stayed for eight weeks.
The album was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 38th Grammy Awards in 1996, while in December of the same year, the album was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipments of three million copies in the United States. It also won the 1995 Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Album.
Blige described the album as her darkest album stating that she was depressed when she wrote it. didn’t want to live. According to her, she had it all inside and was able to sing and write it, and didn’t know so many people felt the same way.
Blige is an executive producer on the project with P Diddy, Quincy Jones the executive music producer while the Oscar-winning filmmaker Vannessa Roth directed it.
Miss Blige will also be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the album by performing it live for first time in the documentary.
The documentary will drop on Amazon Prime Video on the 25th of June.