21. Mary J. Blige
Stock Watch: Up. The hype machine is once again revving up for one of music’s most enduring and emotionally raw divas. Blige is readying the release of her 10th album, “My Life 2: The Journey Continues,” slated for September.
Latest Album: 2009’s “Stronger with Each Tear”
Extracurricular Activities: When not endorsing products (Blige has cross-promoted with Apple, AT&T, American Express, Reebok, Chevrolet, Pepsi, Coca-Cola and many more), Blige has been testing out her acting abilities. The singer recently signed on for the musical “Rock of Ages” alongside Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough and Alec Baldwin. —Jeff Royer
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