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Billboard Back Issue Volume 121, Issue 49

Mary J. Blige - The Queen Returns with an Album, A new Line of Shades and a 'Precious' Soundtrack

Special feature on Mary J. Blige - her returns with her ninth studio album and branches out into movies, branding and charity work.

Plus Q&A with Mike Dungan - the Capitol Nashville chief talks about country music's recent commercial revival and reveals what was on Darius Rucker's demo tapes.

Crisis Management - Will Chris Brown's PR Approach Win?

Plenty of Sugar - Spoon's Journey From 'Underdog' to Top Dog

Turn Up The TV - Elvis Costello Makes a 'Spectacle' Of Himself

On the Cover: Mary J. Blige 

Item: BLI-12/12/2009 Issue Date: 12/12/2009