No more drama for Mary J. Blige.
The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul released her 15th studio album on Friday, titled Good Morning Gorgeous. The R&B icon opens up about life, including her divorce, while keeping her head high throughout the project.
The title, inspired by a daily affirmation, is what made the singer stronger. “This person was never satisfied,” she said in an interview. “So I started thinking positivity over myself, even if I couldn’t see it [physically], but I had to build it up from the inside. So I started speaking every day, ‘Good morning, gorgeous,’ ‘good morning, beautiful,’ ‘good morning, sexy,’ ‘good morning…whatever it is that I wanted to be.'”
The 13-song set features some of the singer’s favorite artists, such as Dave East, DJ Khaled, Anderson .Paak, Fivio Foreign and Usher. Good Morning Gorgeous is her first album in nearly five years.
While the pain and the heartache is all in the past for Mary J. Blige, there’s one thing for sure – the self-empowerment is here to stay.
Stream Good Morning Gorgeous below.