11. Mary J Blige (41)
Since bringing her gritty East Coast hip-hop/soul sound to the mainstream with 1992’s seminal What’s The 411?, Mary J. Blige has gone on to become one of the most versatile and successful acts in the history of urban music, which is illustrated by the fact that she remains the only person to win Grammys in Pop, Rap, Gospel and R&B categories. The former Crispy Chicken lover’s raw and soulful style is as popular today as it was in the early '90s. Her latest album My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act 1) debuted in the top 5 late last year and has already sold gold.