01/11/2012 09:57 am ET Updated Mar 12, 2012

Mary J Blige Beauty Evolution (PHOTOS)

From Mary J. Blige may not regret her "ghetto fabulous" style, but I'd be a fool not to admit I'm glad she's exchanged gel-heavy hairdos and black lip liner for blunt bangs and smoldering eye makeup.

As the "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul" celebrates her 41st birthday on Wednesday (January 11th), we take a look back at Blige's jaw-dropping beauty transformation. Which hairstyle do you like best on the "Mr. Wrong" singer: piecey pixie, high ponytail or shoulder-grazing layers? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

See photos HERE.