Everything We Know About Mary J. Blige's New Album

Mary J. Blige has been referred to as the "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul" numerous times, and her resume proves exactly that. What does she have up her sleeve?

Since bursting on the music scene in 1992, the "No More Drama" hitmaker has released hit after hit and has cemented herself as one of entertainment's most powerful powerhouses. As of this writing, Blige has put out 13 studio albums, several of which have claimed the top spot on the Billboard 200. The "Family Affair" singer has also been nominated for a whopping 31 Grammy Awards, taking home nine trophies.

With that being said, Blige is no one-trick pony. As noted by her IMDb page, she has been acting for many years, starring in a number of big-screen movies such as "Mudbound" and "Rock of Ages," even nabbing two Academy Award nominations. As of 2021, Blige is worth a staggering $20 million. With all that cash to her name, the award-winning star could easily choose to hang up her microphone and call it a day. But luckily for fans, Blige is gearing up for a new studio album. Keep reading to find out more.

Mary J. Blige's first album in four years is said to be out in a matter of months

It's been four years since Mary J. Blige last released an album. As noted by Billboard, her latest LP, "Strength of a Woman," peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. And while fans may have had to wait a number of years for Blige to release another, it seems the wait isn't going to be much longer — she will reportedly drop another record in November, per Music News.

According to the outlet, the "Just Fine" hitmaker recently went on Instagram Live with D-Nice and discussed her 14th studio album that is scheduled to be out this winter. "It's about to go crazy over here," she said in the studio. Along with album news, the Grammy Award-winner will kick the era off with a new single next month. Previously, Blige told The Los Angeles Times that the album will be "about life, love, struggle, but mostly triumph. Because I'm learning how to rejoice in the valleys and the droughts," adding (per Music News), "It reflects all of our lives as women that are bosses and know that they can say they're bosses right now."

Blige's latest single, "Hourglass," came out earlier this year and was released in promotion of her Amazon Original Documentary, "Mary J. Blige's My Life."