In the Footsteps of the Queen

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  • Beyoncé
  • Alicia Keys
  • Mariah Carey
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Fantasia Barrino
  • Faith Evans
  • Jill Scott
  • Ledisi
  • Adele
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  • Aretha Franklin
  • Mary J. Blige

Voice of an Angel

All that pitch perfect wailing that Mariah Carey does, Franklin perfected, and they playfully nod to each other's diva-ness when sharing a stage. Or, for example, when MC sampled Franklin's "Ain't No Way" for her "It's a Wrap;" and, for another, the way Franklin covered MC's "Touch My Body" for a live show in D.C.

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