Mary J. Blige gives superfan a Priceless Surprise

Rana Otemro and Mary J. Blige - A Mary J. Blige superfan was left speechless when what she thought was a live-streamed performance of Mary J. Blige from New York turned out to be Mary performing live in front of her - at Village Underground in Shoreditch. The queen of R&B partnered with MasterCard to treat life-long fan, Rana Otemro, to the ultimate Priceless Surprise. Twenty-nine year-oldRana from Watford was led to believe that she was one of thirty fans invited to attend a special live-streamed performance at Village Underground in London, after the star identified her as a superfan through social media. As part of the ruse, Rana received a direct video message from Mary J. Blige 'from New York' to congratulate her on being chosen to attend the event. Unbeknown to Rana, Mary had flown over to London to surprise her in person. As Rana watched the screen, Mary stepped out from behind it and performed her song 'Nobody But You' in person before inviting her up on stage and singing to her personally. Rana described the experience as: "The best moment of my life. Mary J. Blige is my icon - her music is so honest and real. When she appeared in front of my eyes, I had to turn around and check that my friends were seeing the same thing as me - I really couldn't believe it. The moment that she asked me to come up on stage as she sang was incredible." Mary J. Blige, who recently performed with Sam Smith at the Grammy's, said: "My fans inspire me to make music, they are the reason I do what I do. It was amazing to be part of this experience and surprise someone who has dedicated so much support to me - I have never surprised a fan on this scale before. It was also great to be back in London after recording my most recent album here." Shaun Springer, Head of Brand and Sponsorship, MasterCard UK & Ireland comments: "Mary J. Blige is a genuine musical legend so to be able to set up such an intimate Priceless Surprise for Rana is really something quite unique. UK music fans shou at Grammy - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 18th February 2015 (3 Pictures)


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