The 2013 MLB World Series kicked off at Boston’s Fenway Park on Wednesday night. Before first pitch of Game 1, Mary J. Blige had the honor of singing the “Star-Spangled Banner.” The multiple Grammy Award-winning singer gave a a rousing rendition of the national anthem during the pre-game ceremonies.

“I feel so honored and so grateful to be here. I am so glad I was asked to do this. It means so much to me,” said Mary who previously sang the national anthem at Game 6 of the 2009 World Series at New York’s Yankee Stadium.

Check out the performance below…..

Previously: Mary J. Blige – “This Christmas”