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Mary J. Blige Releasing “The Living Proof” for film ‘The Help’

DreamWorks Pictures and Geffen Records announced today that Mary J. Blige wrote 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 “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.

Speaking on her decision to lend her voice to the soundtrack, Blige released a statement saying,

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

She adds,

“The film really celebrates the courage to inspire change. To speak to so many women with this song means a lot to me. 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 recently made headlines after winning breakthrough fragrance of the year for her ‘My Life’ perfume with Carol’s Daughter.

Check out MJB talking her new track for The Help below.

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