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Mary J. Blige breaks through on tour

July 18, 2006 at 8:01 AM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) -- R&B star Mary J. Blige says she wanted music to be the star of her summer tour, dubbed "The Breakthrough Experience."

"I don't have a lot of gags and whistles and dancers and stuff like that," says Blige.

"People are going to get a show, but as far as what my fans expect from me, that's singing the songs. You're experiencing Mary J. Blige's breakthrough as far as her career and her life. That's really it."

Blige's latest album, "The Breakthrough," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in December with first-week sales of 727,163 -- the most ever by a solo female R&B artist. The album has sold more than 2 million copies.

Blige has "Breakthrough Experience" dates booked into September.

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