By Chuck Arnold Tiffany McGee
December 24, 2007 12:00 PM

What’s the 411? (1992) The debut that instantly crowned her the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul.

My Life (1994) Her masterpiece, hands down.

Mary (1999) Blige furthers her move away from hip-hop toward classic soul. Even pairs with Aretha.

The Breakthrough (2005) Grammy gold.