The Queen’s Castle Salutes — Mary J. Blige (@MaryJBlige) dropped her sophomore album, My Life, the year I entered college. Do you remember, November 1994? Me and my girls would play it from beginning to end, and hit play again or just kept the album on repeat. It was effortlessly classic, “I’m the Only Woman,” “I Never Wanna Live Without You,” “Be With You,” “Don’t Go,” it was evident then and now that Mary just wanted to “Be Happy.”
Over the years, Mary’s reign as the Queen of Hip Hop Soul has created space in her kingdom for acting, philanthropy and now, history maker. The Home Shopping Network (HSN) is reporting that in six hours of air time with their exclusive launch of Mary’s new perfume, My Life, they sold more than 60,000 units of the fragrance, created by Carol’s Daughter. It is the first celebrity fragrance for the company, where Mary along with Jay-Z, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Steve Stoute are investors.
Let’s do the math, Mary sold 60,000 units of My Life in six hours; that’s 10,000 bottles an hour, close to 167 bottles a minute, and almost three bottles every second. What else you know pushing like that? Never mind. Fact is, she obliterated previous fragrance sale records all to benefit the foundation she and Steve Stoute founded, the Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now, Inc. (FFAWN). For every bottle of My Life sold, HSN will donate $1 to benefit the FFAWN foundation. The funds raised will help FFAWN deliver programs that empower women to reach their full potential.
The Queen’s Castle is honored to Salute Queen Mary J. Blige! Her mission to empower women is commendable and her music will always be a part of our life’s soundtrack.
If you would like to purchase her fragrance, My Life, visit www.hsn.com. You can find out more about Carol’s Daughter products at www.carolsdaughter.com. To support FFAWN and/or get additional information on their programs, go to www.ffawn.org.