the AU playlist: Mary J Blige - our top 12 songs from the Queen of R&B

The second annual Soulfest is almost here, hitting Sydney, Melbourne, and Auckland with another dream line up for discerning fans of soul, R&B, and hip hop. Last year was dominated by headliners D'Angelo and Maxwell but this year the pioneering women of contemporary R&B are set to steal the spotlight, with headliners Mary J Blige and Lauryn Hill sitting atop a hugely impressive, era-spanning roster. In the lead up, we'll be digging through the crates for our favourite tracks from some of these artists, and who better to start with than Mary J? Get across these 10 tracks to start off your weekend with some delicious soul food.

12. I Can Love You Feat Lil' Kim

11. Just Fine

10. Everything

9. Love at First Sight Feat. Method Man

8. I'm Going Down

7. Be Happy

6. Family Affair

5. What's the 411 Feat Grand Puba

4. No More Drama

3. Mary Jane (All Night Long)

2. Be Without You

1. Real Love/Real Love (Remix) Feat Notorious B.I.G


Soulfest 2015

Saturday 24th October
The Domain, Sydney

Sunday 25th October
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne

Monday 26th October
Western Springs Stadium, Auckland