Two years ago, Mary J. Blige finally made her long-awaited debut at the North Sea Jazz Festival and her fans are delighted that she's back again this year. Blige is one of the greatest artists – if not the greatest – in soul and R&B. She is exceptional in that she combines a fantastic voice and supreme glamour with ultra-honest, personal songs which attract fans from all over the world. The titles of Blige's albums read like the chapters of an autobiography: Share My World (1997), Mary (1999), No More Drama (2001), Love & Life (2003), The Breakthrough (2005), Growing Pains (2007), and Stronger With Each Tear (2009). She is currently putting the finishing touches to her fourteenth album, Strength Of A Woman. On this album Blige will undoubtedly use her music to process the pain of last year’s divorce from Kendu Isaacs, her husband and manager.