R+B sensation Mary J Blige has made a life changing move for the better - after learning to love herself.

The singer is famous for penning lyrics about pain and heartbreak, but she insists her jubilant new album LOVE + LIFE acts as a guide for those desperate to find happiness.

Speaking of herself, she says, "All the bad things in the world couldn't have happened to a better person than Mary.

"If Mary can do it, then others can, too. Learning to love yourself takes work. And right now, I love Mary."

04/08/2003 02:36