Mary J. Blige
Jazmine Sullivan, Quinta Brunson, Issa Rae, Jon Batiste, and Questlove also made this year's list.
Mary J. Blige, Saweetie, And Tabitha Brown To Host ‘Recipe for Change: Amplifying Black Women’ Series
The program is executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter with The SpringHill Company.
"I finally found my real love, and that real love is me," declared Blige during her acceptance speech.
Mary J. Blige spoke exclusively with VIBE about her greatest strengths and her new festival, which was 30 years in the making.
Both the 'Good Morning Gorgeous' song and MJB's presence on Mai's new album reflect her wisdom as an R&B matriarch.
"DFMU" is off Mai's new album, 'Heart On My Sleeve,' slated for release on Friday (May 6).
The honor goes to those "at the forefront of the music industry whose creative work has a sizable impact" on culture.