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Mary J. Blige at the 2017 Essence Festival in New Orleans


If you're trying to make plans for Valentine's Day in Baton Rouge, you might not have look too hard. 

R&B/soul singer Mary J. Blige will perform at the Raising Cane's River Center Arena at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. Tickets are on sale now at, ranging from $45-$89.

The concert is one in a handful of dates Blige has scheduled for 2018. Other stops include Atlanta; two shows in Atlantic City, New Jersey; and Hollywood, Florida. Blige was last seen in Louisiana performing at the Essence Festival at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Blige is a Grammy-winning singer who has sold more than 75 million records worldwide. Her hits include "Family Affair," "No More Drama," and "Be Without You." Her latest hit, "Thick of It," came in Oct. 2016 before the release of her 13th and most recent studio album, "Strength of a Woman," which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. 

In addition to a successful musical career, Blige has cemented herself as an acting talent. Her recent turn in the Louisiana-shot "Mudbound," earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Blige's song for the film, "Mighty River," was also nominated for Best Original Song. 

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