MJB da MVP
|"MJB da MVP"|
|Single by Mary J. Blige featuring 50 Cent|
|from the album The Breakthrough|
|Released||April 18, 2005|
|Format||CD single, vinyl, download|
|Songwriter(s)||Mary J. Blige, Jayceon Taylor, Curtis Jackson, Ron Baker, Allan Felder, Norman Harris, Hame Johnson, Andre Lyon, Marcello Valenzano|
|Producer(s)||Cool & Dre|
|Mary J. Blige singles chronology|
"MJB Da MVP" is a song by American recording artist Mary J. Blige featuring rapper 50 Cent, taken from her seventh studio album The Breakthrough (2005). The Cool & Dre-produced track is a cover version of "Hate It or Love It" as performed by The Game and 50 Cent, the first of which also provided a new verse for the official remix of the song. In the new vocal part, Blige relates the ups and downs of her career and expresses thanks to Dr. Dre and The Game for letting her work on a track. She mentions her start in 1991, the release of her first five albums and her sadness by the death of her friend, R&B singer Aaliyah.
Released as a promotional single, "MJB da MVP" was first played on US radio in 2005 and charted at number 75 on the Billboard Hot 100 based on airplay. In December 2006, one year after the song's initial airplay, the song was released in the United Kingdom as the lead single from her compilation album Reflections (A Retrospective). "MJB Da MVP" was added to the playlist of UK radio station BBC Radio 1 on November 22, while the video for the single, a montage video, was released later that week. The single managed to chart at number 33 on the UK Singles Chart, where it became Blige's twenty-seventh top 40 entry.
Formats and track listings
Dutch CD Promo
- "MJB Da MVP"
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||33|
|US Billboard Hot 100||75|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||19|
- http://www.mjbligeuk.com Official UK site.
- http://www.malefirst.co.uk/music/Mary_J_Blige,_Soul_Queen_Returns_With,_MJB_DA_MVP/ Archived 2007-11-22 at the Wayback Machine Confirmation of "MJB Da MVP" UK release.
- http://www.chartsingles.net/videos/view/1088/mary-j-blige-mjb-da-mvp-video/ Official video for "MJB Da MVP" at ChartSingles.net
- http://www.hmv.co.uk/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=280;-1;-1;-1&sku=596342 UK CD track listing.
- http://www.hmv.co.uk/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=280;-1;-1;-1&sku=596336 UK Vinyl track listing.
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- "Mary J. Blige: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
- "Mary J. Blige Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-01-04.
- "Mary J. Blige Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-01-04.