Mary J. Blige’s ‘The Breakthrough’

Mary J. Blige’s ‘The Breakthrough’ is her seventh studio album released on December 20, 2005.

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Track Listing : 1.No One Will Do (Erik Ortiz, Kevin Crowe, Clifford Brown Iii, Dave Young, Bunny Sigler) – 04:46 . 2.Enough Cryin (Mary J. Blige, Rodney Jerkins, Sean Garrett, Shawn Carter) – 04:20 . 3.About You (Mary J. Blige, William Adams, Keith Harris, Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse) – 04:04 . 4.Be Without You (Mary J. Blige, Bryan-Michael Cox, Jason Perry, Johnta Austin) – 04:06 . 5.Gonna Breakthrough (Mary J. Blige, Wynter Gordon, Dernst Emile, Quarun Wages, Harry Palmer) – 04:00 . 6.Good Woman Down (Mary J. Blige, Sean Garrett, Patrick Douthit, Robert Aries, Freddie Jackson, Meli’Sa Morgan) – 04:07 . 7.Take Me As I Am (Jordan Suecof, Ezekiel Lewis, Candice Nelson, Keri Hilson, Thabiso Nkhereanye, Lonnie Liston Smith) – 03:57 . 8.Baggage (Mary J. Blige, James Harris Iii, Terry Lewis, Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah J. Avila, James Q. Wright, Dave Young) – 03:35 . 9.Can’T Hide From Luv (Mary J. Bligeandre Harris, Vidal Davis, Ryan Toby) – 03:52 . 10.Mjb Da Mvp (Curtis Jackson, Jayceon Taylorandre Lyon, Marcello Valenzano, Norman Harris, Ron Baker, Allen Felder, James Johnson, Patrice Rushen, Karen Evans, Roy Ayers) – 03:21 . 11.Can’T Get Enough (Mary J. Blige, James Harris Iii, Terry Lewis, Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah J. Avila) – 03:40 . 12.Ain’T Really Love (Mary J. Blige, Bryan-Michael Cox, Johnta Austin, Candice Childress) – 04:40 . 13.I Found My Everything (Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, Kevin Wooten, Robert Ozuna) – 05:23 . 14.Father In You (Mary J. Bligeandre Harris, Vidal Davis, Ryan Toby) – 05:23 . 15.Alone (Davel Bo Mckenzie, Dave Young) – 04:29 . 16.One (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) – 04:20

Musicians : Brook Lynn – Guest Artist On (2 – 5) . Will.I.Am – Keyboards . Dave Young – Guest Artist On (15) . Jay-Z – Guest Artist On (9) . U2 – Guest Artist On (16) . Bono – Guitar, Vocals . Craig Brokman – Piano . Loren Dawson – Piano . Nina Simone – Vocals . 50 Cent – Vocals On (10) . Bernard Kenny – Bass . Cornelius Mims – Bass . Issiah “Iz” Avila – Bass, Drums, Percussion . Raphael Saadiq – Bass, Guitar On (13) . Ron Fair – Conductor, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Orchestra Bells, Organ, Piano . Rexell Hardy, Jr. – Drums . Larry Mullen, Jr. – Drums, Percussion . Robert Ozuna – Drums, Percussion, Scratching . Harvey Mason, Sr. – Glockenspiel, Timpani . The Edge – Guitar . Chalmers Alford – Guitar . Robert Bacon – Guitar . Frank Ramono – Guitar . Frank Ramonoe – Guitar . John Goux – Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric) . Adam Clayton – Guitar (Bass) . Bobby Ross Avila – Guitar, Keyboards . Kelvin Wooten – Keyboards . Keith Harris – Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Synthesizer Bass . James “Big Jim” Wright – Keyboards . Benjamin F. Wright – String Conductor . Charlie Bisharat – Strings . Joel Deroin – Strings . Matthew Funes – Strings . Endre Genet – Strings . Alan Grunfeld – Strings . David Low – Strings . David Lowery – Strings . Tereza Stanislav – Strings . Brian Dembow – Strings, Viola . Andrew Duckles – Strings, Viola . Marlow Fisher – Strings, Viola . Samuel Formicola – Strings, Viola . Darrin Mccann – Strings, Viola . Jacqueline Brand – Strings, Violin . Roberto Cani – Strings, Violin . Lily Ho Chen – Strings, Violin . Mario Diaz De Leon – Strings, Violin . Julie Gigante – Strings, Violin . Clayton Haslop – Strings, Violin . Songa Lee – Strings, Violin . Natalie Leggett – Strings, Violin . Phillip Levy – Strings, Violin . Sid Page – Strings, Violin . Alyssa Park – Strings, Violin . Josefina Vergara – Strings, Violin . The South Central Chamber Orchestra – Strings . South Central Orchestra – Strings . Charles Vail – Strings . Victoria Miskolczy – Viola . Bruce Dukov – Violin . Endre Granat – Violin . Rene Mandel – Violin . Robin Olson – Violin . Katia Popov – Violin . Mark Robertson – Violin . Anatoly Rosinsky – Violin . Cecilia Tsan – Cello . Larry Corbett – Cello . Stephen Erdody – Cello . Suzie Katayama – Cello . Armen Ksadjikian – Cello . Paula Hochhalter – Cello

Production : Produced By 9Th Wonder, Bryan-Michael Cox, Cool & Dre, Dre & Vidal, D. Emile, Ron Fair, Rich Harrison, Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis, Rodney Jerkins, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Raphael Saadiq, Chucky Thompson For The Hitmen, Will.I.Am . Jun Ishizeki – Assistant Engineer . Michael Eleopoulos – Assistant Engineer . John Tanksley – Assistant Engineer . Jaycen Joshua – Assistant Engineer, Mixing . Dean Nelson – Assistant, Mixing . Tal Herzberg – Engineer . Danny “Stems” Cheung – Engineer . Reginald Dozier – Engineer . Anthony “Devyne” Evans – Engineer . Anthony Lavon Evans – Engineer . Jan Fairchild – Engineer . Paul Foley – Engineer . Matt Marrin – Engineer . Allen Sides – Engineer . Patrick Dillett – Engineer . Kendu Isaacs – Mixing . Bernie Grundman – Mastering . Ken “Supa Engineer” Duro – Mixing . Tony Maserati – Mixing . Peter Mokran – Mixing . Dave Pensado – Mixing . Jack Joseph Puig – Mixing . Rodney Jerkins – Mixing

Package : Drew Fitzgerald – Art Direction . Kimberly Kimble – Hair Stylist . Mally Roncal – Make-Up . Markus Klinko & Indrani – Photography . Andrea Liberman – Stylist

Recorded 2004–2005.

Released On December 20, 2005 By Geffen Records.

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The Guardian
Blige may be celebrating no more drama in her life, but when she wants to, she can still sing like a drama queen. These are The Breakthrough‘s high points. […]

Contactmusic.com
Although it theoretically come out at the end of 2005 is this the album of 2006, you bet, album of the decade, probably, do you need this album in your collection, as much as you need the air that u breathe. […]

DJBooth
Always appreciated for putting her personal life into her music, “Mj Da MVP” seems more like a self-satisfying ode to herself rather than a typical album cut. […]

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