Blige was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.
Blige has recorded eight multi-platinum albums, sold more than 50 million albums and received 31 Grammy nominations in a career that began with her multi-platinum 1992 debut album "What's the 411?" and included the Top 10 hit with "Real Love".
Blige's mother Cora Blige was present for the ceremony, and the singer took a moment to thank her mom for raising her. For the special occasion, the 47-year-old R&B singer was joined by rap mogul Sean Combs, who led the assembled crowd in serenading her with "Happy Birthday". She recently nominated for the Best Original Song at the 2018 Golden Globes for the song "Mighty River'and Best Supporting Actress role in the movie 'Mudbound". "I'm so grateful for this star right now because I've earned it probably three times, but I'm so grateful that I have it. I know my work and I understand what this means".
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Although the 39-year-old actor didn't appear at the awards, he did get the hardware for Best Actor in a Comedy for playing Tommy Wiseau in " The Disaster Artist ".
"I am feeling like a proud father", Harrell, who founded Uptown Records, the label that signed Blige in 1989, said. Blige received the 2,626th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday (January 11), which just happened to be her birthday.
Diddy was in attendance to support the queen of hip-hop soul and had high-praise for the "Love Yourself" artist saying: "Whatever she is going through, she knows she has a responsibility to help others who are going through the same thing".