在美国，2006年是Mary J Blige职业生涯里最辉煌的一年。这不是吹牛皮，这是真的。在2006年里，没有任何一件事件、任何一个艺人、任何一种音乐能够媲美Mary J Blige。多得她行霸榜首的专辑，史上第一的单曲，铺天盖地的上镜率和买不到票的巡回演唱会，2006里的十二个月成就了拥有多重白金销量，格莱美灵魂乐得主一个全新的高度，不论是个人上还是商业上。那么，Mary J 在得到那么多耀眼的成就后还要做什么呢？简单。她要以另一张经典之作--《Reflections - 回顾》来回报她的歌迷。这张令人期待已久的专辑不仅收藏了她永恒的巨作，还带来了四首全新主打 - 隆重推荐第一首“We Ride (I See The Future)。”在Mary J多姿多彩的十五年歌手生涯里，这张专辑不是一张平淡无味的收藏品，它意味着Mary J 对她的忠实歌迷的无限激情，和一个最具影响力的R&B歌手最具突破性的一年的庆典。
Mary的第七张专辑在2005年12月20号初次面向世人，并且在第一周就勇夺727163张的销量，创造出不只个人R&B女歌手第一周销量最好纪录（由SoundScan唱片统计公司统计），还一直保持第一的纪录直到2006年现在。在专辑《Breakthrough》的成功之上，由BRYAN MICHAEL COX 和 JONATA AUSTIN编制的主打“Be Without You”（同时也是“We Ride”的制作班底）锁定了Billboard R&B排行榜第一的位置， 还破纪录的蝉联15周。“Be Without You” 不只是Mary辉煌事业中最成功的主打，还在1965之后，成为蝉联R&B榜首时间最长的单曲，并谱入史书。你要回顾1949年的排行榜才能找到一首能比拟"Be Without You" 的歌。
专辑《Breakthrough》也是极具统治性的。这张富有感情的CD得到普遍乐评人的称赞，知名杂志Vanity Fair还声明“…她依然是乐界女王…”USA Today 宣称是“另一个Blige突破…Blige依能动魂”Boston Globe也向这张CD致敬为“空前绝后的成功。”
粉丝们也能感受到《Breakthrough》强有力的影响。Mary在2006格莱米颁奖典礼出色的演出之后，（跟U2合唱情歌“One”），《Breakthrough》又重新拾回Billboard 200首的第一位置。跟着她那电力十足的演出，（圣披得堡泰晤士日报形容为“电到心坎”）- Mary又在"Dancing With the Stars"（美版“舞林大会”）大结局，美国偶像，奥普拉，和ABC肥皂剧“One Life To Live”中演出。
RON FAIR, Geffen唱片的主席说到Mary的成就“Mary J. Blige已经达到他生命中极具意义的瞬间，不管是以她歌手，作曲者，还是一个平凡人的身份。她的新专辑《Reflections - 回顾》是张精选收藏集，融会了这位永恒巨星的所有心血。谁曾经经历过风霜雨雪，爱过或者被爱过，都能在Mary J. Blige的音乐里定义自己的生命。”
Mary J Blige在她1992年的CD《What's The 411》找到了她的乐感和风格，这张CD也成为了她的里程碑。在这张CD上市之后，Mary获得了三个格莱米奖，七张白金唱片，Mary在慈善事业上的高度贡献也让世人看到她的另一面，且获得粉丝的绝对尊重，乃至乐评人和其他歌手。带着无限激情的绝对力量， Mary J Blige统治了2006年，这位女王并将她的王权迈向更高一层楼，为世人献上《Reflections - 回顾》。
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To state that 2006 was one of the biggest years of Mary J Blige's career isn't hype. It is truth. In 2006 there was no bigger story or artist, in any genre, than Mary J Blige. Thanks to a chart-topping album, history making #1 single, galvanizing television appearances and a sold out tour, 2006 became the 12-month span in which the multiple platinum selling, Grammy winning Queen of Hip Hop Soul scaled new creative, personal and commercial heights. So after all of those dazzling achievements what does Mary J do to top it? Simple. She rewards her fans by recording yet another classic in the making - REFLECTIONS - A RETROSPECTIVE. A much anticipated and long awaited collection Reflections -A Retrospective not only gathers together all Mary J's timeless greatest hits but features FOUR NEW GREATEST HITS TO BE - the first of which is the hot single "We Ride (I See The Future"). Spanning the entirety of Mary J's spectacular 15-year career Reflections- A Retrospective is more than a greatest hits collection. It's a soulful shout out to Mary J's loyal fans, and a celebration of the year when one of R&B's most influential singers "broke through" bigger than ever.
Released on December 20th, 2005, Mary's 7th cd The Breakthrough debuted at #1, and sold an astonishing 727,163 copies its first week: making it not just the best opening week for a solo R&B female artist in SoundScan history but the biggest opening week of 2006 to date. Period. Yet even more explosive than The Breakthrough's success was the album's lead off single "Be Without You". Written and produced by BRYAN MICHAEL COX and JONATA AUSTIN (the same creative team responsible for "We Ride (I See The Future"), "Be Without You" had the #1 spot on the Billboard R&B charts on lock; and stayed there for a record breaking 15 straight weeks. "Be Without You" was not only the biggest hit of Mary's already brilliant career, it entered the history books by becoming the longest-running No. 1 song on the R&B chart since it was reintroduced, after a brief hiatus, in 1965. You'd have to go back to 1949 to find a #1 song with as lengthy a chart run as "Be Without You."
The Breakthrough was equally dominant. The emotive CD was the recipient of universal critical acclaim, with Vanity Fair declaring, "...she's still the Queen..." USA Today stating "Another Blige `Breakthrough' ...Blige still touches souls..." and the Boston Globe hailing the cd as "...a start-to-finish triumph."
Fans also felt The Breakthrough's power. Following Mary's stellar performance on the 2006 Grammy Awards, (dueting with U2 on their ballad "One"), The Breakthrough recaptured the top spot on the Billboard 200. Along with that electrifying appearance -which the St. Petersburg Times declared was "chills-inducing" - Mary also performed on the finales of "Dancing With the Stars" and "American Idol", "Oprah", and the ABC soap "One Life To Live".
RON FAIR, Chairman of Geffen Records says of Mary's success "Mary J. Blige has reached the defining moment of her life - as a vocalist, as a songwriter, and as a human being. Her new album "Reflections- A Retrospective" is an essential collection of songs that solidifies Mary as one of the greatest recording artists of all time. Anyone who has ever suffered loss, experienced pain, been in trouble, gave love or been loved, can find themselves in the music of Mary J. Blige."
With her landmark 1992 cd What's The 411 Mary J Blige became R&B's standard bearer, setting both its sound and style. Since that debut Mary has earned 3 Grammys, had 7 multi platinum albums, lent her support to a slew of high profile charities and earned the unqualified respect of fans, critics and her fellow performers. With a soulful power that knows no equal, Mary J Blige owned 2006 and the Queen continues her reign with Reflections - A retrospective.
01. Reflections (I Remember)
02. We Ride (I See The Future)
03. You Know
04. King And Queen (Duet With John Legend)
05. No More Drama
06. Family Affair
07. Real Love
08. No One Will Do
09. Be Without You
10. I'm Going Down
11. 911 (Duet With Wyclef)
12. Not Gon' Cry
13. My Life '06
14. Be Happy
15. I'll Be There For You , You're All I Need To Get By Feat Method Man (Razor Sharp Mix)
16. As (George Michael And Mary J Blige)
17. One (Mary J Blige And U2)
18. Mjb Da Mvp Featuring 50 Cent