This woman has soul, power, and influence. Mary J. Blige continues to impress the world just as she’s done with 11 studio albums since her early '90s debut with “What’s the 411?” Under Sean Combs’ wing, Mary seamlessly combined R&B and rap from the start of her career. Heavily influenced by her Yonkers, New York childhood, she began with a bad girl image that worked, but successfully reinvented herself again and again. Her first eight albums all reached platinum or multi-platinum status, others reached gold. A year after her first holiday album, “A Mary Christmas,” Mary is back with “The London Sessions” from a month well spent working with new, young British artists including Disclosure, Sam Smith, and Emeli Sandé. Before “The London Sessions” hits shelves in December 2014, Mary’s at The Ellen Show to remind everyone that she’s here to stay.