Mary J. Blige debuted new single “Be Happy” off sophomore album, ‘My Life’ in 1994. The song was co-written by Mary and her then musically adviser and executive producer Sean “Diddy” Combs. It reached number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Blige’s third single to reach the top forty of that chart and reached number six on the R&B singles chart, becoming her fifth top-ten single at the time. She went on to surpass her previous successes but most importantly, her ‘My Life’ album was an eye-opener. It declared Mary’s arrival and that she would become a permanent and influential fixture in R&B music.
I was obsessed with this song! This, for me, is the Mary I love to listen to. Here’s “Be Happy”.