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View Poll Results: Which lady of song is your fav?
Beyonce Knowles 7 15.56%
Aretha Franklin 3 6.67%
Tina Turner 7 15.56%
Alicia Keys 7 15.56%
Mariah Carey 5 11.11%
Whitney Houston 5 11.11%
Billie Holiday 5 11.11%
Ella Fitzgerald 6 13.33%
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18-07-2006
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Favourite Black Female Singer
Who is your favourite black female singer? the Divas.

In terms of both beauty AND talent. and compare them each at their prime. For example, Ella Fitzgerald is dead, but in her prime how would she compare to the rest. Aretha is old and Whitney is really hurting. but in their respective primes...

well, as sad a state as miss whitney is in right now, i think that if we look at her in her prime, she blows the others out of the water in terms of talent AND looks.

imo, Whitney is the only one who has model-worthy looks. in fact, she started her career as a model before quitting to pursue her singing career. she's always had a fantastic body and great skin and a perfect smile.

in terms of raw talent, while Beyonce and Alicia are certainly both talented -- they're both in their primes right now and there's not a chance in Hell either of them could touch "I Will Always Love You" or "All The Man I Need" or any of Whitney's other big hits with their vocal abilities.

Aretha, Ella, Billie, talented beyond words. but they're legends and i wouldn't want to compare them to anyone else. (though i still think whitney at her best could do anything they could do). Tina was never as much of a vocalist as she was a rockstar. i love her and her energy.

SOOOOOOOOOOO,

my vote is for Whitney.


pics to persuade:









and links to some absolutely awe-inspiring live performances:

"One Moment In Time" from the Grammy Awards
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EbYmMb4lR4

"This Day" -- a Gospel Song -- truly breathtaking rehearsal footage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7pyWJRQJJw

"All The Man I Need" - Live on Arsenio Hall's show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWtfFNb9A6o

"A Quiet Place" -- another amazing gospel song when she was very young
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeQFz8rAh3w

and of course:

"I Will Always Love You" -- live from the 1994 World Music Awards
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_Wk7...0love%20awards

and again live from a concert in Argentina in 1994
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWQ9Q...ve%20argentina

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It has, always been, and always will be about Mariah Carey. She has a ridiculous vocal range, has stage presence, and writes her own songs.

To rank the others:
Beyonce
Whitney Houston
Alicia Keys
Aretha
Tina Turner

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Nina Simone.

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Quote:
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Nina Simone.
I love her too

Whitney Houston in her early days. Who can forget some of her classic songs like
"Where do broken hearts go" and "Didn' t we almost have it all"

Aretha Franklin is in a league of her own

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yeah, i'm embarassed that i forgot Nina. she's definitely one of my favourites!

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I was just about to post about Nina! Her version of Feelin Good is one of the sexiest ever songs imo

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Diana Ross / Ronnie Spector
It's a tie.

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I love all of the greats-past and present. Too many to list. However, I’ll say India.Arie. I love her inner beauty and spirit. She’s a very gifted singer/songwriter and musician.



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Btw Dionne Warwick?

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aaaaah. yes, dionne!! really one of the most amazingly talented singers. her voice knew no bounds.

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aaaaaaand, she's whitney's cousin. and aretha is whitney's godmother. haha. they've all duetted with each other numerous times.

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Gloria Gaynor...

I voted for Tina Turner though...

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hahaa. i read your post "Gloria Gaynor", then saw your Kylie avatar and your location "At the Disco". its all too perfect!

i love it all! you're awesome Diorling.

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Kelis :^o though tina turner is a hot lil mama

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where's patti Labelle? I'm still not sure who I want to vote for.

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