Mary J. Blige To Tie The Knot

By | February 1, 2002 at 12:00 AM

R&B singer Mary J. Blige recently told AP that she and her boyfriend got engaged during the holiday season. Blige had been romantically linked to singers K-Ci Hailey and Case in the past, and she hasn’t set a date for the wedding, but promises that it will be a small private affair.

Blige, who recently celebrated her 31st birthday, has never been married and has no children. As for the singer’s groom-to-be, his identity has remained confidential throughout the courtship, but it is only a matter of time before his cover is blown.

Prior to the engagement, LAUNCH spoke to Blige about what attracted her to the lucky man. “This person has been a blessing in my life-you know, just constantly on me, like a mother or something, but it’s good stuff. It’s not negative, and it’s not bad. It’s aggravating, but so is your mother, but your mother loved you,” she said.

In related news, Blige just reissued her latest album, No More Drama, with four new cuts, including a remix of the title track that features P. Diddy. The original version of the set has sold more than 1.7 million copies since its release. Blige is also scheduled to join singer Marc Anthony to perform “America The Beautiful” prior to kickoff at the Super Bowl on Sunday (February 3) in New Orleans.

Following her performance, Blige will hit the road for a three-month world tour, with the first stop in Albany, New York on Tuesday (February 5).

Mary J. Blige Tour Schedule (Subject To Change):

  • February 5 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
  • February 6 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
  • February 8,9 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
  • February 10,11 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
  • February 13 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
  • February 14 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
  • February 15 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
  • February 18 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
  • February 19 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
  • February 22 – Houston, TX – Reliant Astrodome
  • February 23 – Dallas, TX – Bronco Bowl
  • February 28 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre
  • March 2 – Las Vegas, NV – Aladdin Theatre
  • March 3 – Tempe, AZ – Gammage Auditorium
  • March 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium
  • March 13,14 – Tokyo, JPN – Tokyo International Forum
  • March 16,17 – Osaka, JPN – Kouseinenkin Hall
  • March 18 – Fukuoka, JPN – Sun Palace
  • March 20 – Nagoya, JPN – Nagoya Kokaido
  • March 22 – Sendai, JPN – Sun Plaza Hall
  • April 1,2 – Copenhagen, DEN – Valby Hallen
  • April 3 – Stockholm, SWE – Stockholm Globe Arena
  • April 5 – Hamburg, GER – Congress Centrum
  • April 6 – Cologne, GER – Palladium
  • April 7 – Rotterdam, NET – Ahoy
  • April 8 – Brussels, BEL – Forest National
  • April 10 – Paris, FRA – Palais Omnisports
  • April 11 – Stuttgart, GER – Liederhalle
  • April 12 – Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
  • April 14 – Vienna, AUT – Bank Austria Hall
  • April 15 – Munich, GER – Colosseum
  • April 16 – Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
  • April 17 – Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion Zurich
  • April 19 – Birmingham, UK – NEC Arena
  • April 20 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Evening News Arena
  • April 23 – London, UK – Wembley Arena
  • April 25 – Dublin, IRE – RDS Arena

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