Since her 1992 debut, Mary J. Blige has helped to redefine R&B, and more importantly, been an artist that uses her gift to lift spirits and touch lives. Her eighth effort, Growing Pains, features guest appearances by Ludacris and Usher and production by Timbaland (Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake), Stargate (Rihanna, Beyonce), Jazze Pha (Ludacris, T.I., Lil'Wayne), and more.
Since her 1992 debut, Mary J. Blige has helped to redefine R&B, and more importantly, been an artist that uses her gift to lift spirits and touch lives. Her eighth effort, Growing Pains, features guest appearances by Ludacris and Usher and production by Timbaland (Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake), Stargate (Rihanna, Beyonce), Jazze Pha (Ludacris, T.I., Lil'Wayne), and more.
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Format: CD
Label: GEFFEN RECORDS
Catalog: 1031302
Rel. Date: 12/18/2007
UPC: 602517520301

Growing Pains
Artist: Mary J. Blige
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Since her 1992 debut, Mary J. Blige has helped to redefine R&B, and more importantly, been an artist that uses her gift to lift spirits and touch lives. Her eighth effort, Growing Pains, features guest appearances by Ludacris and Usher and production by Timbaland (Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake), Stargate (Rihanna, Beyonce), Jazze Pha (Ludacris, T.I., Lil'Wayne), and more.

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''Growing Pains'' is the eighth studio album by American R&B/soul singer Mary J. Blige. The album was released on December 18, 2007 by Geffen Records. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 selling 629,000 copies in its first week. ''Growing Pains'' was ranked #29 on ''Rolling Stones list of the Top 50 Albums of 2007.

''Growing Pains'' has been certified Gold by the BPI.

"Work That" was released as the second single on December 18, 2007 and managed to peak inside the top 20 of the ''Billboard'' Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and number 65 in the Billboard Hot 100. The third official single "Stay Down" reached the top 40 R&B charts, and was chosen in favor of "Hurt Again", which was originally the third single, but eventually was only a radio single by receiving airplay in Spring 2008.

At the 2009 51st Grammy Awards it won Best Contemporary R&B Album. - Wikipedia