1. Greatest Diva Moments Of All Time
In honor of Black Music Month, let’s take a trip down memory lane of the most divalicious moments from our favorite female performers of all time. From star-studded stage shows, unforgettable costumes and timeless music, check out the ladies who the define D.I.V.A!
2. RiRi Embraces The Nude Look At The CFDAs
No one can rock skin like Rihanna and she proved that at the 2014 CFDAs. She received the fashion icon award in a see-through gown with a pair of nude panties and no bra.
3. TLC Remain No. 1
With more than 65 million records sold worldwide, TLC are ranked as the best-selling American female group of all time. That’s why the mega success of their VH1’s “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” came has no surpass. The biopic scored the highest-rated original cable movie of 2013.
4. Beyoncé Serenades The Obamas
Queen Bey couldn’t help fighting back the tears during her performance of “At Last” at President Obama‘s first inauguration ball. She went on to sing the national anthem at his second inaugural ceremony in 2013.
5. Alicia Keys Pays Homage To 90′s Girl Groups
Alicia Keys’ performance at the 2008 BET Awards was one to remember. She paid homage to three of the most successful R&b girl groups of all time, SWV, TLC and En Vogue.
6. Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl Nipplegate
anet Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s controversial Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction still has a life of it’s own 10 years later.
7. Lil Kim’s Purple Pasty Outfit
Before the days of Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga, we counted on Kim for our red carpet jaw-droppers. In 1999, she attended the MTV Music Awards in a purple boob-baring number that Diana Ross couldn’t help but reach out and touch.
8. Ella Fitzgerald Is The First
In 1959, legendary songstress Ella Fitzgerald became the first Black woman to win a Grammy Award.
9. Whitney Houston & Chaka Khan Join Forces
Whitney Houston and Chaka Khan’s performance of “I’m Every Woman” was star power overload at VH1’s “Save The Music” in 1999.
10. Kelis’ Milkshake Brings All The Boys To The Yard
No one can deny that Kelis and her “Milkshake” owned the summer of 2003.
11. Alicia Key’s ‘Fallin’’ Dominates Radio
Alicia’s first single went on to be mega hit! She earned four Grammy Awards in 2002, including Song of the Year.
12. Tina Turner Checks Aretha Franklin’s Ego
After Bey referred to Tina Turner as “the queen” during her Grammy tribute, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin took offense and called the comment a “cheap shot for controversy.” Anna Mae decided to set the record straight. “She’s the queen of soul, and I’m the queen of rock ‘n’ roll. There were so many kings and queens there that night. Her ego must be so big to think she was the only one.” http://usat.ly/1hu37fF
13. Nicki Minaj Reps For The Girls
The Young Money rapstress became the first and only female rapper to be featured on Forbes’s Hip Hop Cash Kings list in 2011. Along with two multi-platinum albums, Nicki can thank the success of her endorsement deals with MAC Cosmetics, Adidas, Myx Fusions, Beats Electronics and her clothing line for the mega cash flow.
14. India Arie Makes A Hair Statement
Every black woman has had a defining hair experience, so when India Arie released “I Am Not My Hair” in 2006 we all related and sang in unison.
15. Aretha Franklin Puts A Gospel Twist On The National Anthem
The Queen of Soul received an honorary degree at Harvard’s 2014 commencement ceremony, and in return she took to the piano to sing a gospel-rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
16. Ashanti’s Body Though…
By the looks of these photos, there’s no doubt that the “Braveheart” singer’s been in the gym this year. She basically broke the internet when she shared this bikini pics on her Instagram account.
17. Brandy & Monica “Make Up”
Fourteen years after the massive success of their Grammy Award-winning hit “The Boy Is Mine,” Brandy and Monica (our celebrity BFFs in our head) reunited for a new collaboration, titled “It All Belongs to Me.” If you were a fan of the R&B singers in the ’90s then you know this was major!
18. Chaka Khan Is Badddddd
In 2012, Chaka Khan adopted a vegan diet and lost over 60 pounds. The Queen of Funk debuted her slimmer frame at the 38th Anniversary Benefit Concert For Jazz in Atlanta in 2012. Let’s just say she’s the definition of “Black don’t crack.”
19. Jennifer Lopez’s Dress, Yes THAT Dress
J.Lo’s green Versace dress at the 2000 Grammy Awards was voted one of the most iconic dress of all time. (This was before the age of Rihanna.) The sheer beauty is currently on display at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. “It was a nice dress. I had no idea it was going to become such a big deal,” the starlet said of its enormous media coverage.
20. Fantasia Wins “American Idol”
“American Idol” introduced us to Fantasia Barrino in 2004, and for that we will forever be grateful.