The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige will be inducted into the Apollo Walk of Fame.
The Apollo’s Walk of Fame honors the legendary artists who have performed on its stage over the last 87 years. Blige joins a line of iconic inductees, including Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Patti Labelle, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Little Richard, Ella Fitzgerald, and most recently, the original Temptations. Additionally, The Apollo will also unveil a plaque in Blige’s honor that speaks to her impact on the culture, career longevity and international success.
Blige first appeared on “Showtime at the Apollo” in 1992 with a performance of “You Remind Me.” She also performed on the show in 1995 and 2001 and sold out her own concert at the theater in 2002.
Blige will be giving remarks at the ceremony as well as Apollo Theater Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes, Apollo Theater Board Chair Charles Phillips and Billy “Mr. Apollo” Mitchell.
The ceremony will occur on Friday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m. The unveiling is free and open to the public.