Mary J. Blige Sings For 'The Help'

Mary J. Blige has written and recorded an original song for the soundtrack of DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media’s “The Help,” a film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, opening in theaters August 12, 2011.

“The Help” soundtrack – music from the Motion picture, will feature the original song from Mary J Blige called “The Living Proof.” The soundtrack, from Interscope Records, will be available Tuesday, July 26 at select Starbucks locations.

The song, “The Living Proof,” was written and recorded by Blige especially for “The Help” after she saw a screening of the film, which takes place in 1960s-era Mississippi and chronicles the journey of three very different women who come together and embark on a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk.

“The beautiful thing about these women is that they were very smart,” says Blige. “They chose to walk in love and forgiveness.”

“The film really celebrates the courage to inspire change … to speak to so many women with this song means a lot to me” says Blige. “I wanted to be involved with this film, because I think we need to encourage each other more, we are here to tell a story.”

Blige, a 9-time Grammy winner, who’s sold over 50 million albums worldwide, will release her next album “My Life Too … The Journey Continues” on Sept 20.

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