Blige has undoubtedly been having A MOMENT. Just last month she was listed as one of the most influential people of the year on the 2022 TIME 100 list. Prior to that, she received the Billboard Icon Award for her longstanding contributions in the music industry.

In reflecting on her legacy, rapper Nas wrote: “She carved out a lane for herself, and now she can feed the people more than just music. She has a lot more to offer, from her incredible acting career to her wine brand to the Strength of a Woman festival she just launched in Atlanta. I feel like she’s just getting started. She’s who we wanted her to be, and even more. She became who she’s supposed to be.”

Keep shining, Mary!