On this day in music history: July 28, 1992 - “What’s The 411?”, the debut album by Mary J. Blige is released. Produced by Mark Morales, Mark C. Rooney, Dave “Jam” Hall, Devante Swing, and Tony Dofat, it is recorded at Chung King House Of Metal, The Hit Factory, Marathon Studios in New York City, and Soul Convention Studios in Rosedale, Queens, NY from Early 1991 - Spring 1992. The first album by the Yonkers, NY based R&B vocalist will quickly establish her reputation and sound. Working closely with then Uptown Records A&R executive Sean “Puffy” Combs and numerous producers, they will pair Blige’s soulful vocals with Hip Hop sample based tracks and R&B which will earn her the title “The Queen Of Hip Hop Soul”. The album will spin off six hit singles including the R&B chart toppers “You Remind Me” and “Real Love”. It’s success will be such that it will even spin off a sequel album featuring remixes of various tracks, with the original being regarded as one of the best R&B albums of the 90’s. “What’s The 411?” will spend seven weeks (non-consecutive) at number one on the Billboard R&B album chart, peaking at number six on the Top 200, and is certified 3x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.