LIVE PERFORMANCE: MARY J. BLIGE | GOOD MORNING GORGEOUS / LOVE NO LIMIT (53RD ANNUAL NAACP AWARDS)
Mary J. Blige caps off another fantastic week of success with a stellar performance at the 53rd NAACP Image Awards. The legendary singer performed a medley of hits, including her newest number one hit, “Good Morning Gorgeous.” Taped at the famous Apollo Theater, where she was inducted into its hall of fame last summer, Blige, styled in a beautiful purple number culled from Tony Ward Couture’s recent collection, started her intimate set with the self-care anthem. To coincide with the 30th anniversary of her debut album "What’s the 411?," Blige made a smooth transition into the jazz version of “Love No Limit.” That Anita Baker-inspired track was another massive hit for Blige on the R&B/hip-hop charts in the spring of 1993. At night five of the NAACP Image Awards non-televised televised categories, Blige won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Monet Tejada in Power Book II: Ghost. It’s her second year winning this award for this role. Earlier this week, Blige received word that “Good Morning Gorgeous” peaked atop the Adult R&B chart. It also debuted on the Hot 100 at No. 83, marking her first entry in a decade. More new music is coming from Blige as she confirmed another album collaborating with Dr. Dre. She’s worked with him on two previous albums, "No More Drama and Love & Life."