Mary J. Blige rang in her new year in style. The iconic singer and actress turned a year older over the weekend and celebrated the best way she knows how: by giving fans another lesson in premium fashion and style.
Blige is the indisputable Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, but it appears she's gradually taking the crown for Instagram snaps as well. To celebrate turning 49 on January 11, the "No More Drama" hitmaker turned the volume up several notches.
Mary J. Blige attends the BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in California | Photo: Getty Images
For her birthday photoshoot, Blige modeled a custom coat and fedora paired with matching brown Timberland boots. A matching belt held her high-waist jeans in place while a black low-cut top completed the queen's ensemble.
The "Umbrella Academy" star has also found the time to indulge in a makeup-free beach day with pals in Miami, Florida.
Blige wore one of her favorite hair colors – blond – and rocked giant square earrings as she strolled confidently on the street in her photoshoot. She looked every inch the birthday girl with a don't-mess-with-me attitude.
"Happy Birthday to me!!!!!" she gushed in the caption. "Feeling great in 2020, staying focused, staying hungry, new levels, and new goals. Life is so good!! I'm blessed to see another year! Let's go!!!!"
Fans and celebrity friends alike turned up in the comments to wish Blige a happy birthday. "Happy birthday, sis!!!!" Tasha Smith from "Empire" said. "You're one of the most powerful women I know!!! Keep shining!"
Blige has been reclaiming her life in the past few years, and her Instagram content is evident enough. The singer/songwriter/actress has been showing off herself as quite the fashionista and fitness expert giving life to the phrase, "Black don't crack."
For her 48th birthday in January 2019, Blige thrilled her millions of Instagram followers with sultry snaps from an all-girls' beach getaway. The singer sported a tiny pink bikini, offering a generous view of her fit frame.
While 2019 saw Blige keeping in touch with fans via memorable snapshots and videos, fans may need to hold on to the edge of their seats because she shows no signs of backing down.
Already, Blige gave fans more than a hint of how she welcomed the New Year. She shared a video of herself dancing at what looked like a New Year's Eve party, but it was her outfit that stole the attention.
Blige looked stunning in a short sparkly dress with a plunging neckline and thigh-high side slit. She paired the show-stopping outfit with black shoes, her signature blond hair, and oversized gold earrings.
The "Umbrella Academy" star has also found the time to indulge in a makeup-free beach day with pals in Miami, Florida. Blige pulled her blond hair into a messy top-knot and wore a patterned bikini as she hit the waves.
2020 is shaping up to be quite the year for Blige, and fans can rest assured knowing she'll take them along for the ride.