The queen of hip-hop soul is back like never before. Mary J. Blige is gearing up to release her 13th album, Strength of a Woman. This will be her first full-length project since her 2014 album, The London Sessions. She has announced that the official release date for Strength of a Woman will be on April 28th and has revealed the official album cover as well. The cover shows Mary sitting gracefully on her thrown as the queen she is.
Confirmed appearances from the album include Kanye West, Jazmine Sullivan, and Kendrick Lamara. The lead single from the upcoming album is “Thick of It”, was was insprired by Mary’s divorce from her husband and manager Kendu Isaacs. The latest single from the highly anticipated upcoming album is “U + Me (Love Lesson)”. Listen to it below.