It’s hard to believe that it has been twenty years since a soulful young singer from Yonkers burst on the music scene with a hit album titled “What’s The 411,” which was executive-produced by a rising music producer who happened to grow up Mount Vernon.
Mary J. Blige marked the anniversary of her classic debut album on Saturday. Featuring hits such as “Reminisce” and “Real Love,” the Puff Daddy-produced disc sold more than three million copies to put Mary on the music map.
“Wow, I mean to celebrate that accomplishment of the 20th anniversary of What’s the 411?… it means everything because it was the beginning of everything that I do,” she told AOL’s The BoomBox over the weekend. “It was the beginning of the 20-year career span that I have. Just the longevity and the fanbase and the building of that.”
“Reminisce” with the video for one of Mary’s first hits below. Then share your favorite Mary J. Blige hit in the comments.