Mary J. Blige has released the artwork for her first collection of festive tunes called “A Mary Christmas”.
Set to be released in October, “A Mary Christmas” sees the R&B heavyweight team up with Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Barbra Streisand to deliver a festive treat for fans.
The album cover sees Blige wrap up warm in front of a winter wonderland backdrop.
“A Mary Christmas” precedes the release of the singer’s forthcoming new album, which was previously called “My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act 2)” but which has now been re titled.
“You really have to focus on it. For me, I have to be living what I’m saying. I have to be around what I’m writing about,” Blige revealed last month to The Charleton Scene.
“Sometimes if a word comes to mind, you have to type it down into your Blackberry or on a piece of paper so you don’t forget it, but that’s the only thing that happens on the fly. As far as writing goes, you have to concentrate to be in it.”
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