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Mary J. Blige Debuts Shake Down, from Empire Soundtrack


Image Courtesy Peter Kramer/NBCMary J. Blige  not only has landed a guest role on Fox’s new hit series Empire, but also has contributed an original song called “Shake Down” to the show’s official soundtrack.

On Monday, the singer took to Twitter to reveal that her song is streaming via Entertainment Tonight’s website.  “Here’s a taste of my @EmpireFOX cameo this week. Listen to ‘Shake Down’ on @etnow! #EmpireFOX,” she tweeted.

In the piano-driven song, Mary duets with actor Terrance Howard, who professes his love for her. “I’m robbing you for your love,” Mary sings while Howard chimes: “Well, baby put your hands up then.”

Blige joins a notable roster of entertainers on the soundtrack, including Estelle, Jennifer Hudson, Juicy J and Rita Ora, among others.

Empire airs Wednesday, March 11 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.

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