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In February 2006, R&B superstar Mary J. Blige took the Oprah Show stage to sing "Be Without You," a song off her album The Breakthrough. Little did she know, her single would climb to the top of the charts and spend 15 consecutive weeks at number one.

Months later, industry experts are still buzzing about The Breakthrough, which has sold more than six million copies worldwide. In December 2006, Mary took home nine Billboard Music Awards and received eight Grammy nominations—more than any other artist that year. "I'm going to watch the Grammys, and I hope you take all eight!" Oprah says.

The queen of hip-hop soul returns to Oprah's stage to give an encore performance of "Be Without You," the most downloaded song of her career.
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FROM: Mary J. Blige, Carly Simon and Corinne Bailey Rae
Published on January 16, 2007

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