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Check Out Mary J. Blige's BET Awards Opening Medley

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Check out the video (above) of Mary J. Blige's opening medley performance for The 2011 BET Awards.

The medley included her hits from the 90's, such as Mary Jane and Real Love. She also performed a duet of Anita Baker's Caught Up in the Rapture with Baker herself!

She ALSO premiered the song It Ain't Over Til It's Over with Jadakiss and DJ Khaled.

Great job, Mary! We'll look forward to seeing you next in all those movies you've got on the horizon!

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Mary J. Blige Got To Sing With Her Idol At Surprise 40th Birthday Bash!

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What a sweet surprise! It must have meant so much to her!

Mary J. Blige was treated a surprise 40th birthday party by her husband Martin Kendu Isaacs Tuesday night, and the singer was reportedly so shocked that she was reduced to tears!

During the desert-themed celebration at Skylight West in NYC - with celebrities like Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Gayle King in attendance - Blige's idol, Anita Baker, even made a surprise musical appearance, and the birthday girl even got to join in!

A source explains:

"They brought in palm trees and sand. Mary J. said [that] growing up in the projects she was lost, and owes her life to being inspired by the song 'Caught Up in the Rapture' by Anita Baker. Anita got up to toast her and started to sing the song. Mary J. began crying and joined in."

That sounds like an absolute dream come true!

We can't even imagine how thrilled she must have been to be surrounding by friends with whom to share that experience!

Congratulations, bb! And happy happy to you!

[Image via WENN.]

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