Mary J. Blige Explores The Impact Of ‘My Life’ In Trailer For New Documentary
Blige will also star in the forthcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, ‘Respect.’
Today, Amazon Prime Video released the trailer for the upcoming documentary Mary J. Blige’s My Life. In the film, Mary J. Blige will be revisiting the most influential work of her, the superstar’s deeply personal and critically acclaimed 1994 album My Life.
The project, which will be released later this month in honor of African American Music Appreciation Month, offers an in-depth look at the album and its impact.
“My Life is the album that really bonded me with my fans who have since been along for what turned out to be a crazy ride,” Blige, 50, said in a statement to PEOPLE. “Going back and reliving that time and that music felt like an out-of-body experience, but one I’m so humbled by.”
In the documentary, which comes from Oscar-winning filmmaker Vannessa Roth, Blige “reveals the demons and blessings that inspired the record and propelled her from the soul-crushing world of New York’s housing projects to international stardom,” according to its official logline. In addition, the nine-time GRAMMY-winner will celebrated the 25th anniversary of her album by performing it live for first time in the documentary.
“Through all the highs and lows my one constant has been my fans, and I wanted to make this documentary for them,” said Blige. “To give them more insight into who I was and who I am now, where I’ve come from and where I still want to go and break down an album that completely changed everything for me.”
Blige is an executive producer on the project with Sean “Diddy” Combs. Quincy Jones is the executive music producer. Mary J. Blige’s My Life drops on Amazon Prime Video on June 25.
Late last month, the queen of hip-hop soul became a part of Harlem history after she was inducted into the Apollo Theater’s historic Walk of Fame on Friday May 28.
In other film news, Blige will be on the big screen this summer, playing Dinah Washington in the forthcoming Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson, which will hit theaters on August 13.
Listen to Mary J. Blige’s biggest 90s hits along with rare remixes on the HERstory Vol.1 collection.