Vibe Magazine's Best R&B Diva Covers

The vibe is strong with these ladies. Get it?

Our Favorite Vibe Cover Girls - When Vibe magazine launched in 1993 it went on to become one of the urban world's biggest content bibles. Unlike its magazine counterparts where rap and hip hop were the only genres explored, Vibe magazine broadened its reach, which resulted in a slew of R&B divas who would grace the cover of the magazine over the years. Let's take a trip down memory lane — the fierce lane. — Jon Reyes(Photo By Getty Images)

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Our Favorite Vibe Cover Girls - When Vibe magazine launched in 1993 it went on to become one of the urban world's biggest content bibles. Unlike its magazine counterparts where rap and hip hop were the only genres explored, Vibe magazine broadened its reach, which resulted in a slew of R&B divas who would grace the cover of the magazine over the years. Let's take a trip down memory lane — the fierce lane. — Jon Reyes(Photo By Getty Images)

Bey-sus - Oh, Bey! Riding high during her B'Day era and fresh off award season for her role in Dreamgirls.(Photo: VIBE Magazine, June 2007)

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Bey-sus - Oh, Bey! Riding high during her B'Day era and fresh off award season for her role in Dreamgirls.(Photo: VIBE Magazine, June 2007)

Faith Strong - The first lady of Bad Boy turned into the first lady (in 2005 after leaving Bad Boy Records) to move over to Capitol Records. Still, after all those years, looking good.(Photo: VIBE Magazine, June 2005)

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Faith Strong - The first lady of Bad Boy turned into the first lady (in 2005 after leaving Bad Boy Records) to move over to Capitol Records. Still, after all those years, looking good.(Photo: VIBE Magazine, June 2005)

Stone Cole - The Oakland native was still riding high off her debut album, The Way It Is, when she graced the cover of Vibe.(Photo: VIBE Magazine, August 2006)

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Stone Cole - The Oakland native was still riding high off her debut album, The Way It Is, when she graced the cover of Vibe.(Photo: VIBE Magazine, August 2006)

Bikini, Darling - During a promo for her follow-up to The Emancipation of Mimi, E=MC2, Mariah was all about her new-found bikini body. There was a whole song about it: "Touch My Body."(Photo: VIBE Magazine, June 2008)

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Bikini, Darling - During a promo for her follow-up to The Emancipation of Mimi, E=MC2, Mariah was all about her new-found bikini body. There was a whole song about it: "Touch My Body."(Photo: VIBE Magazine, June 2008)

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How Many Kims? - Her much delayed sophomore album, The Notorious K.I.M., wasn't well received by critics, but that didn't stop Kim from giving us iconic visuals. We present Exhibit Z.(Photo: VIBE Magazine, June 2000)

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How Many Kims? - Her much delayed sophomore album, The Notorious K.I.M., wasn't well received by critics, but that didn't stop Kim from giving us iconic visuals. We present Exhibit Z.(Photo: VIBE Magazine, June 2000)

Bye, Silk Pajamas - Left Eye really did have a sense of humor. Just months after Left Eye burned down the mansion she shared with then boyfriend Andre Rison, she appeared with her band mates for a tell-all and this iconic cover in the same month CrazySexyCool was released.(Photo: VIBE Magazine, November 1994)

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Bye, Silk Pajamas - Left Eye really did have a sense of humor. Just months after Left Eye burned down the mansion she shared with then boyfriend Andre Rison, she appeared with her band mates for a tell-all and this iconic cover in the same month CrazySexyCool was released.(Photo: VIBE Magazine, November 1994)

Mary Us - Mary's opus, My Life, had just been released three months prior to this cover. It was also her first time on the cover of Vibe.(Photo: VIBE Magazine, February 1995)  

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Mary Us - Mary's opus, My Life, had just been released three months prior to this cover. It was also her first time on the cover of Vibe.(Photo: VIBE Magazine, February 1995)  

Professor Lauryn - On the eve of her debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the singer/MC mugged it up for the magazine. The jam at the time? "Doo Wop (That Thing.)"(Photo: VIBE Magazine, August 1998)

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Professor Lauryn - On the eve of her debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the singer/MC mugged it up for the magazine. The jam at the time? "Doo Wop (That Thing.)"(Photo: VIBE Magazine, August 1998)

Mrs. Brown   - Whitney was slaying come '95. During the time of this cover, Whitney was in full promo mode for her film Waiting to Exhale and its soundtrack. Look at that smile.(Photo: VIBE Magazine, December 1995)  

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Mrs. Brown   - Whitney was slaying come '95. During the time of this cover, Whitney was in full promo mode for her film Waiting to Exhale and its soundtrack. Look at that smile.(Photo: VIBE Magazine, December 1995)  

Un-Break Our Heart - Up until that point, this issue of Vibe with Toni on the cover was the best-selling for the magazine. At the cusp of her worldwide fame thanks to "Un-Break My Heart," we just couldn't get enough of Toni. Thankfully, she bared all she could.(Photo: VIBE Magazine, July 1997)

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Un-Break Our Heart - Up until that point, this issue of Vibe with Toni on the cover was the best-selling for the magazine. At the cusp of her worldwide fame thanks to "Un-Break My Heart," we just couldn't get enough of Toni. Thankfully, she bared all she could.(Photo: VIBE Magazine, July 1997)