Mary J. Blige takes his talents into the literary world, announcing the release of his very first children’s book, Mary Can!
Taking to Instagram earlier this week to share the “BIG NEWS”, the Queen of Hip Hop Soul previewed the book cover and revealed that the story illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin is set to be released on March 28, 2023.
“I’m so excited to share BIG NEWS with you!!! I’ve written a children’s book and it’s available for pre-order TODAY!” Mary J. Blige wrote.
Giving fans a preview of what they can expect from the book, she added: “Mary Can! is the inspiring and motivational story of a young girl who proves that anyone can achieve their dreams if they just believe in themselves.
“It’s such a personal story for me, based on my own experiences as a child and even as an adult. I was so used to people telling me “no” and that I “couldn’t”, which only motivated me more. My hope with this book is that it instills in children from an early age that they can do anything they aspire to do. There are no limits to what they can accomplish!
She concluded:Mary Can!, illustrated by award-winning @ashleigh_corrin, officially released on March 28. Follow the link in my bio to pre-order your copy today!
The news for Mary J. Blige’s children’s book comes after a very big year for the singer. In February, she performed during the Super Bowl halftime show alongside Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent. After the performance, streams of his 2001 song “No More Drama” saw a massive increase of 520%.
She continued her role as Monet in Power Book II: Ghostand she was also commemorated with its own day in Atlanta.
In March, it was also announced that Lifetime is releasing a new movie called True love based on Mary’s 1992 single “Real Love.” The nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer will serve as executive producer.
The coming-of-age drama follows an intellectual student named Kendra, who begins her college career in upstate New York, where she meets her film class partner Ben, who ends up changing her entire world. . Despite all the troubles they go through in the movie, the two fall in love with each other and learn what love is.