Mary J. Blige releases her ninth album : ‘Stronger with Each Tear’ featuring ‘I Am’ (2009)

Mary J. Blige‘s ‘stronger with Each Tear ‘ is her ninth studio album featuring Drake on one song “The One” and released in December 2009 by Matriarch Records.


Mary J. Blige releases her  ninth album : ‘Stronger with Each Tear’ featuring ‘I Am’ (2009)

Track Listing : 1.Tonight (Mary J. Blige, Aliaune Thiam, Edwin Birdsong, A. Harr, J. Jackson, Kevin Cossom) – 04:00 . 2.The One (Mary J. Blige, Aubrey Graham, Ester Dean, Rodney Jerkins) – 03:14 . 3.Said And Done (Mary J. Blige, Ryan Leslie) – 03:23 . 4.Good Love (Shaffer Smith, J. Reeves, R. Romulus, J. Yip) – 04:01 . 5.I Feel Good (Shaffer Smith, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen) – 03:47 . 6.I Am (Mary J. Blige, Johntá Austin, E. Dean, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen) – 03:23 . 7.Each Tear (Mary J. Blige, Mitchum Chin, Dwayne Chin-Quee) – 04:15 . 8.I Love U (Yes I Du) (Mary J. Blige, Jamal Jones, E. Dean, D. Reed, D. Level, B. Williams) – 03:23 . 9.We Got Hood Love (Mary J. Blige, Bryan-Michael Cox, Kendrick Dean, Johntá Austin) – 04:15 . 10.Kitchen (Mary J. Blige, Terius Nash) – 04:31 . 11.In The Morning (Mary J. Blige, Anesha Birchett, Antea Birchett) – 04:36 . 12.Color (Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, Laneah Menzies) – 05:31

Anthony Mandler

Musicians : Drake – Vocals On (2) . T.I. – Vocals On (4) . Trey Songz – Vocals On (9) . Wyldcard – Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Programming . Charles Jones – Keyboards . Raphael Saadiq – Bass, Guitar . Ron Fair – Conductor . Akon – Vocals . Ne-Yo – Vocals (Background) . Johnta Austin – Vocals (Background) . Esther Dean – Vocals (Background) . Ryan Leslie – Vocals (Background)

Chris Robinson‘>

Production : Produced By Darkchild, Polow Da Don, Bryan-Michael Cox, Raphael Saadiq, Stargate, Ryan Leslie, Supa Dups, Konvict Music, The Runners, Stereotypes, Ne-Yo, Tricky Stewart, The-Dream, D’Mile, Ron Fair . Kory Aaron – Assistant Engineer . Steven Dennis – Assistant Engineer . Luis Navarro – Assistant Engineer . Jason Sherwood – Assistant Engineer . Aubry “Big Juice” Delaine – Engineer . Patrick Dillett – Engineer . Mike “Handz” Donaldson – Engineer . Damien Lewis – Engineer . Tony Mardini – Engineer . Carlos Oyanedel – Engineer . Allen Sides – Engineer . Brian “B-Luv” Thomas – Engineer . Sam Thomas – Engineer . Pat Thrall – Engineer . Andrew Wuepper – Engineer . The Stereotypes – Engineer . Tal Herzberg – Engineer, Pro-Tools . Brian “Big Bass” Gardner – Mastering . Jaycen Joshua – Mixing . Peter Mokran – Mixing . Dave Pensado – Mixing . Phil Tan – Mixing . Josh Houghkirk – Mixing Assistant . Giancarlo Lino – Mixing Assistant . Allen Sodes – Engineer . Frank Wolf – Engineer . Pat Viola – Engineer . Mikkel Storleer Eriksen – Engineer

Package : Marni Senofonte – Stylist . Drew Fitzgerald – Creative Director . Jenifer Tracy – Design . Kim Kimble – Hair Stylist . D’Andre Michael – Make-Up . Anthony Mandler asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded 2008–2009.

Released In December 2009 By Matriarch Records.

Video Director(s) : Anthony Mandler asterisques RVM for “Stronger” and “I am” . Marcus Raboy for “Each Tear” . Chris Robinson Chris Robinson‘>asterisques RVM for “We Got Hood Love”

(Source Mary J. Blige – stronger with Each Tear | Official Website)

Mary J. Blige


Final verdict: stronger With Each Tear is a great album to add to your collection, whether you are a long time Mary J. Blige fan or are just discovering her. For those of you who are of the latter group, I would strongly suggest listening to a couple of her previous songs before or after having listened to stronger With Each Tear; it will add yet another layer of richness to an already rich album. […]

Blige remains as relevant as any of her more recent contemporaries.However, the Zeppelin bookends are little more than novel diversions, as elsewhere it is business as usual. Tonight is a fine atmospheric grooveand I Am is a classic Blige single: pathos, style and simplicity in equal measure […]
The incredibly moving song, which is about making it through life’s storms and then seeing beauty in a world where before there was only ugliness, is easily the best song on the album and one of the finest tracks of Mary’s career. […]


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