Japanese Press Praise Mary J. Blige Shows

’s official website has reviews from Japanese journalists following her shows in the country last month. It sounds like they were universally impressed, with Asahi Shimbun saying, “The Queen of Hiphop Soul. is often referred to as being that. But no adjectives can fully explain her uniqueness as a singer… Mary’s vocals are bluesy. Free style phrasing can be taken as being Jazzy, yet there is no sense of lightness but thick and heavy feelings throughout. Deep and dark blues, as if she is the modern day Billie Holiday.”

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