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(New York)-Matriarch Entertainment and Geffen Records are proud to announce the release of Stronger with Each Tear, Mary J. Blige’s ninth studio album.

The first single from the album is titled “I Am” and was produced by Stargate while the video for the song was directed by famed lensman, Anthony Mandler.

Stronger with Each Tear represents knowing that the work we do on ourselves is never done, but we do get stronger through the trials, the tribulations, and the tears. Lending a hand of expression to MARY’S work are some of the best producers and artists in the business.

They include: Rodney Jerkins who produced the first song to be heard from the album, the single, “The One,” featuring newcomer Drake.

The Runners produced “Tonight,” and Ryan Leslie produced “Said and Done” and “Closer.” “Good Love” features T.I. and is produced by The Stereotypes. Trey Songz appears on “We Got Hood Love” which is produced by Bryan-Michael Cox. The Dream and Tricky Stewart produces “Kitchen” while D’ Mile brings us “In The Morning.” Hit maker Neyo worked on “Good Love” with Stargate and the incredible heart-wrenching “I Can See In Color” produced by the soulful Raphael Saadiq, is featured on both Stronger and The Precious Soundtrack that Mary co-executive produced and released on her label Matriarch Entertainment.

As one of the greatest singers of our time, MARY J. BLIGE’S accomplishments are beyond impressive. A multi-faceted mogul and philanthropist, with a career spanning 15 years – including nine Grammy awards, eight multi-platinum records, over 40 million albums sold and unrivaled love from fans and critics alike. Mary co-executive produced the soundtrack to the critically acclaimed film, “Precious” through her music, TV and film company, Matriarch Entertainment and made star turns in Tyler Perry’s “I Can Do Bad By Myself,” “30 Rock,” and “Entourage.”

Co-owner of the successful beauty line, Carol’s Daughter, Mary is set to put out a new fragrance line called “My Life.” Not only an entrepreneur and entertainer, she is a dedicated philanthropist. Through FFAWN (Foundation For The Advancement of Women Now) Mary’s mission is to inspire women from all walks of life to gain the confidence and skills they need to reach their fullest potential.

Mary is set to promote Stronger with Each Tear with a barrage of television show appearances. She has already appeared or performed on The American Music Awards, Oprah, Extreme Home Makeover, Lopez Tonight, So You Think You Can Dance, Leno and Kimmel. She is set to do A&E Private Sessions, Tavis Smiley, Home for the Holidays, Christmas In Washington, The Today Show, The View, and others around release.

(Courtesy: Interscope Records)