Mary J. Blige for Essence magazine

Essence celebrates Mary J. Blige's 12th cover for their November issue. How's that for popularity?
That's right. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has graced the cover of Essence 12 times in her 20 year career! She's clearly an Essence favourite, but now that she's getting older, perhaps it's time MJB ditched the blonde wigs for good?