Mary J. Blige records original song for DreamWorks’ The Help


MUMBAI: DreamWorks Pictures and Geffen Records announced that multiple Grammy Award–winning recording artist 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 12 August, 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 26 July 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. They chose to walk in love and forgiveness,” says Blige.

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 adds.

Blige has received 9 Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards as well as recorded eight multi-platinum albums. Mary J. Blige has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and her next album "My Life Too….The Journey Continues" will be released 20 September, 2011.