Nine Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, three Golden Globe Award nominations, from kicking off her musical career in 1991 after being signed to Uptown Records to releasing 13 studio albums, eight of which have achieved multi-platinum worldwide sales, Blige has sold 50 million albums in the United States and 80 million records worldwide, stamping her as one of the world’s most successful female R&B/Hip-Hop artists.
Blige is one of the few entertainers who made a successful transition to screens. She has starred in supporting roles in films such as Prison Song (2001), Rock of Ages (2012), Betty and Coretta (2013), Black Nativity (2013), her Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated breakthrough performance as Florence Jackson in Mudbound (2017), Trolls World Tour (2020), Body Cam (2020) and starring as Dinah Washington in the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic Respect (2021). In 2019, Blige starred in the first season as Cha Cha in the Netflix television series The Umbrella Academy. She currently stars as Monet Tejada in the spin-off of the highly rated TV drama Power in Power Book II: Ghost.