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Mary J. Blige, the revered queen of Hip-Hop/ Soul is announcing a new partnership and a new way to reconnect with fans in New York.

Mary is joining forces with deodorant line Degree to promote their new line of Natureffects antiperspirants/deodorants and matching body mists targeted towards women.

In celebration of the new partnership, Mary will hit the stage today at Degree’s “Dare to Join Forces with Nature” event to perform songs from her new album Stronger With Each Tear.

Speaking on her new association with the antiperspirant line, Mary says that the company is working alongside her FFAWN  Foundation providing positive reinforcement for women.

“Degree salutes women who dare to feel more alive, and who are inspiring and confident, which is quite an empowering message! That’s why Degree Women Natureffects is helping to support my organization FFAWN, which is dedicated to helping women gain the confidence and skills they need to reach their full potential.”

For those unable to attend Mary’s FREE concert today, they can view highlights at

On Friday Mary appeared on CBS’ Early Show to promote tonight’s concert.

Watch the Queen of Hip-Hop/ Soul below as she speaks on her favorite season in New York, her upcoming concert and the International version of her album set to hit stores soon.