1. 1992

Mary J. Blige performs at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago, Illinois in September 1992. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

2. 1993

Mary attends the 20th Annual American Music Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California in January 1993. (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

3. 1994

Mary backstage during the 1994 Fox Billboard Awards at Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)

4. 1995

Mary & Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs on the red carpet during the 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on March 13, 1995. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

5. 1996

Mary at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards in February 1996, holding her first Grammy. She won the award for ‘Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group’ award received for ‘I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By,’ which Blige recorded with Method Man. (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

6. 1997

Mary consoles Lil’ Kim after she breaks down during funeral procession for Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace) in March of 1997. (Photo by Budd Williams/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

7. 1998

Mary sits down for a Tonight Show interview with host Jay Leno on April 7, 1998 (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

8. 1999

Mary, Wesley Snipes and Whitney Houston pose together at the 41st Annual GRAMMY Awards in 1999. (Photo by Kevin Mazur Archive 1/WireImage)

9. 2000

Mary at The 14th Annual Soul Train Music Awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

10. 2001

Mary & Eve during MTV Rock the Vote Party at House of Blues in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)

11. 2002

Mary & Missy Elliot during P. Diddy and Guy Oseary’s Post-VMA Party at Cipriani’s, Presented by RBK at Cipriani’s in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)

12. 2003

Mary & Method Man perform during the NFL Kickoff Live 2003 Presented By Pepsi Vanilla – Show at The National Mall in Washington, DC. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage for NFL)

13. 2004

Mary at her Birthday Party at Butter in New York City, New York. (Photo by Djamilla Rosa Cochran/WireImage)

14. 2005

Mary with Jay-Z and Beyonce during Universal Music Group 2005 Post-GRAMMY Party at The Palms Restaurant in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/WireImage for Universal Music Group)

15. 2006

Mary wins R&B/Hip-Hop Artist during 2006 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage for Fox)

16. 2007

Mary & Ludacris perform “Runaway Love” at 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage)

17. 2008

Mary performs live at “The Love Soul Tour” in Concord, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

18. 2009

Mary with Kwesi Boakye, Taraji P. Henson, actor/writer/director Tyler Perry and Freddy Siglar at the New York premiere of Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

19. 2010

Mary & Rapper T.I perform at a One Night Only show for AXE Music at Capitale in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for AXE)

20. 2011

Mary & Chaka Khan perform onstage during VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Vh1)

21. 2012

Mary attends the Planned Parenthood Action Fund “Yes, We Plan” Shoot in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

22. 2013

Mary sings the national anthem before a game between the Oakland Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

23. 2014

Mary at Essence Festival After Party in New Orleans (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

24. 2015

Mary & Lil Kim perform during Hot 97’s “Busta Rhymes And Friends: Hot For The Holidays” at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

25. 2016

Mary attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)

26. 2017

Mary performs on NBC’s “Today” at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

27. 2018

Mary attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

28. 2019

Mary J Blige and Simone I Smith launch their Sister Love Jewelry Holiday Pop Up Shop In Long Island City, NY in December 2019. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Getty Images for Sisterly Love Holiday Pop Up Shop )

29. 2020

Mary attends Fashion Photographer Robert Ector’s Book Signing And Meet & Greet At Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Saks Fifth Avenue)

30. 2021

Mary attends the “Power Book II: Ghost” Season 2 Premiere at SVA Theater in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

31. 2022

Mary performs alongside Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, and Snoop Dogg during the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)