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In the words of the gent taking this video:
OMG, it's Mary J Blige!
Last night, Miz Blige was every so kind to perform as part of our One Night In…New York City for the CMJ Music Festival week to benefit GLSN.
She of course brought out some classics, but she also performed so brand new material that was so incredibly beautiful, it brought tears to our eyes!
Check out the video (above) to her Mary J's brand new track!
What an extraordinary night!!!!!!
About 3,000 lucky concertgoers in New York City celebrated Spirit Day on Thursday with a truly spirited celebration of music at our 2nd "One Night In… New York City" party during CMJ Music Festival week.
It was awesome to the sauce!!!!
And none of it would have been possible without the support of our presenting sponsor, OpenSky!
Thank you to them for helping us put on an amazing evening of music, featuring some stellar up-and-comers like Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, Canadian pop princess Anjulie and YouTube darlings making it big Karmin!
All them youngins have major chops!
And some beloved veterans also took to the stage - and killed it!!!!!!! We're extra thankful to have had Mary J. Blige and Boyz II Men lend their support to our event, because all proceeds from ticket sales went to GLSEN, the Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network.
We're still glowing from last night! It was such a magical and special evening!
New York City goes HARD!!! We love this town!!!!!!!!
Thank you to all the artists that performed and their teams who helped make it happen! Thank you to our amazing DJs: Pauly D, Little Boots, Mike Nouveau and Mia Moretti - with special guest Caitlin Moe.
Thank you to all the guests that attended, from the Houeswives to the Jersey Shore crew!
Thank you to our Perezcious readers who were rocking out in the audience!
Thank you to our friends at BMF Media, who help us put on all our of "One Night In…" events!
For those of you who couldn't be there (and for those who were and want to relive the night) check out this amazing gallery with shots of the ridiculously talented lineup from last night and some surprise guests!
P.S. Perez's super limited edition LED shoes by Creative Recreation. Our sparkly track pants by Jeremy Scott for Adidas. And that vintage Madonna tee is priceless!!!
Now everybody put your hands up!!!
Mary! Mary! Mary!
The Queen of Hip Hop Soul is going to be gracing the stage with her presence at our big "One Night In… New York City" CMJ Music Festival party this Thursday night!
We are so grateful and excited that Mary J. Blige will be helping us raise money for charity AND lending her support to our party, celebrating new talent - such as fellow performers Iggy Azalea and Karmin, as well as the sounds of DJ Pauly D from MTV's Jersey Shore.
It's going to be one ridiculously fun good time!!!
CLICK HERE to enter our lottery for your chance to win passes!!!
We will also be honoring CMJ badges for admittance.
And, more importantly, we are selling tickets for guaranteed entry, with 100% of the proceeds going to GLSEN, the Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network, a charity whose work we fully support and can't get behind enough!!
CLICK HERE to buy your ticket, benefitting GLSEN, for just $25 to be guaranteed admission.
It's gonna be real!!!
Alicia Keys will pay respect to the late Beatles guitarist ,George Harrison, next month when hosting her 8th annual Black Ball that benefits her charity, Keep a Child Alive.
The singer will honor Harrison's philanthropy work through his charity, The Material World Charitable Foundation, which he founded in 1973 to coincide with the release of his Living in a Material World album.
Keys' charity event will
She definitely let her nerves get the best of her toward the beginning!
But good lord, she got better and better as she went on!
Check out one of our favorite auditions from last night's X Factor, featuring the very talented, but also very nervous, 16-year-old Jazzlyn Little absolutely KILLING Mary J. Blige's I'm Going Down (above)!
She is able to escape into that WONDERFUL voice of hers like no one else we've ever seen!
Star in the making!
We cannot wait to see how she progresses through this competition!
You go, gurl!
Who wants to get jiggy with it?
Will Smith does! The actor, who was a rapper once upon a time believe it or not, is looking to revive his music career.
Producer La Mar "Mars" Edwards says the two are working together on "bringing [Will] back."
It's been 6 whole years since
In a recent interview for VH1's Behind The Music tv series, Mary J. Blige opened up about hitting rock bottom while addicted to drugs and alcohol.
"I remember going down the wrong way on the FDR Drive (in New York)… I didn't realize this is how messed up we were. (I was) driving this way, the traffic's coming this way. I remember crashing my car into a wall, spinned out, and my girlfriend was on the other side just screaming.
I really didn't care about myself; I was borderline suicidal… I was like the walking dead; just smoking and drinking and hanging. I was subliminally just trying to get outta here. I was trying to drink the problems away and I remember having Seagram's gin sponsor our tour - and I was drinking every single day.
I don't know what death feels like but I felt like my spirit was trying to leave my body. I remember saying a prayer: 'Send me someone to help me'."
Luckily for her (and us), producer Kendu Isaacs called Mary to let her know that he thought she wasting her life and her talent.
His conversation with her seem to really hit a nerve because she said:
"I cared so much about him. I didn't want to just be this alcoholic burden on him… I took responsibility and I cleaned up as much as I could."
And we are so grateful that you did, Mary. So many wonderfully talented and creative people have left us too soon due to drugs and alcohol. Thankfully, you took the first step in getting help.
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