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Mary J. Blige

Wins Grammy

8 Feb, 2009

Blige wins Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B Album for Growing Pains.

It was years of painfulness to get to this point. But once you’ve been going through so much self-hatred and stuff for so long, you get to that point and you say, “Gosh, am I good enough?” And then something says — and this is the growth — yes, you are. And that’s why I named the album Growing Pains because it was that moment that I realized, you know what, it’s going to take a lot more growing and a lot more pain to sustain this breakthrough.