What happens when put a dancer who can’t sing onstage with a diva whose voice has seen better days? You get an awful performance, of course. Proving a stark contrast to Beyonce’s near pitch-perfect set at the Chime For Change: The Sound of Change Live concert were Jennifer Lopez and Mary J. Blige with their horrendous [...]
On April 21st 2003, the world lost one of the most important artists of our time – the great Nina Simone. Now, as we mark ten years since the passing of the legendary songstress, it is clear that her influence on the industry still lingers as reflected in the works of dozens of artists across [...]
Before Ne-Yo and Bryan-Michael Cox rose to prominence as the leading R&b songwriters of the 2000s, Babyface dominated the 1990s as one of the most prolific hit-makers of the era. So, to commemorate his contributions to the industry on this day – his 55th birthday – we’ll use Way Back Wednesday to reflect on his [...]
Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion are often referred to as the greatest divas of our generation but there is another artist is arguably just as important as her more Pop-friendly counterparts. That’s right, I’m talking about the undisputed Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul, Ms. Mary J. Blige!
As the world waits for information regarding Mary J. Blige’s next album, My Life II…The Journey Continues (Act 2), the diva has taken a sharp detour in her career. What has kept Blige so busy during the last few months? A new movie called Betty & Coretta, and she visited BET’s 106 & Park to [...]
Shortly after Christina Aguilera kicked off the ‘Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together’ benefit with a powerful rendition of her ‘Beautiful’ classic, another diva hit the stage. Mary J. Blige stepped to the mic to perform an equally strong and even more emotional rendition of ‘The Living Proof’.
Your grandparents had the 1940s and your parents had the 1970s but for many of us, the golden era of music was in the 1990s! Yes, spanning for ten glorious years, that decade was packed with a wide range of talented artists who generated enough classic hits to last us a lifetime.
In my constant pursuit to increase reader interactivity and excitement on The Lava Lizard, I am elated to introduce a new series to the site entitled Flaming Features. This segments allow you to participated in discussions with your fellow readers. Kicking off the fun with a bang is our list of the 10 greatest R&B [...]
Mary J. Blige initially planned to release the followup to her gold-certified ‘My Life II: The Journey Continues (Act 1)’ album in May but good sense prevailed and she decided to delay the record. Now, after months in the studio, we have gotten the first taste of her new material via the song ’Everyday People’.