Time magazine recognized Mary J. Blige as one of the 100 most influential people of 2022. The nine-time Grammy winner will grace one of the June 6/June 13 double issue covers that will be released Friday, according to All Hip Hop.

Nas penned the profile for the heavily revered Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. He noted how multifaceted Blige has become as her career progresses: The R&B singer has ventured into acting, garnering two Oscar nominations, and has launched her own wine brand. 

“She carved out a lane for herself, and now she can feed the people more than just music. She has a lot more to offer, from her incredible acting career to her wine brand to the Strength of a Woman festival she just launched in Atlanta. And I feel like she’s just getting started. She’s who we wanted her to be, and even more. She became who she’s supposed to be,” he wrote


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Other prominent people included on Time’s list includes Jon Batiste, President Joe Biden, Quinta Brunson, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Zoë Kravitz, Candace Parker, Jazmine Sullivan, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Oprah Winfrey and Zendaya.

Earlier in May, the “Good Morning Gorgeous” songstress earned the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards.

Blige also gained a new level of respect and appreciation after her performance at the Super Bowl LVI halftime show, which featured Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak.