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|“Family Affair” is a 2001 hit song for Mary J. Blige, produced by Dr. Dre. It was taken from her fifth album, No More Drama, and was responsible for popularizing the terms “hateration” and “dancery” in the US. The single topped the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks, and was Blige’s first Hot 100 number one single. This live, unedited recording of “Family Affair” was recorded for the popular British TV show “Top of the Pops.” The unedited version of the song was recorded at the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, New York with famed BBC Executive Producer Chris Cowey.
No More Drama is the fifth studio album by American R&B recording artist Mary J. Blige. The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, and opened at number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 324,000 copies in its first week. It has spawned four singles that has attained Billboard chart success. The album received two Grammy nominations for Best R&B Album and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (for “Family Affair”) at the 44th Grammy Awards. The album has been certified 3x Platinum.
Mary J. Blige is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and occasional rapper and actress. She is a recipient of nine Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards, and has recorded eight multi-platinum albums. She is the only artist with Grammy Award wins in Pop, Rap, Gospel, and R&B. Blige’s work has defined the course of R&B/Hip-Hop music; Billboard Magazine ranked Blige as the most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years.