Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, & Jessie J Dazzle at ‘VH1 Divas’

Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, and Mary J. Blige

The sequins, stilettos, and sparkle were out in full force for “VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul.” Music’s most powerful voices joined together to pay homage to the great cities of soul music including Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis, and Philadelphia at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Sunday night (Dec. 18).

The all-star lineup included Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Florence + The Machine, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, and Jill Scott, accompanied by The Roots, with ?uestlove and Adam Blackstone serving as musical directors. 50 Cent, Common, and Queen Latifah were among the presenters.

The big-voiced trio of Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, and Kelly Clarkson kicked things off with a medley of “You Keep Me Hanging On,” “Spotlight,” “Real Love,” and “Since U Been Gone.” Mavis Staples, Erykah Badu, and Chaka Khan brought the house down with “I’ll Take You There” and Khan and Blige dueted on “Ain’t Nobody.”

Following an introduction from Nas, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Wanda Jackson paid tribute to the late Amy Winehouse with “You Know I’m No Good.”

“She was the most incredible artist,” said Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine, who performed Winehouse’s “Back to Black” during the taping. “I feel kind of overwhelmed.”

“VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul” airs tonight at 9 p.m. on VH1.

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7 Comments

  1. UR2FUNNY

    yyyaayyy i love this line up! hopefully they will have nicki on here again too! :)

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    Diva Reply:

    @UR2FUNNY, Sorry this said DIVAS, nicki is a gimmick!

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    -__________- Reply:

    @Diva, And Your Bumb Bitch… How Bout That?

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    J Reply:

    @-UR@FUNNY, they didn’t have nicki on this special because it was a tribute to soul/r&b singers.

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  2. H-Town

    I hope the bottom of Mary shoe was clean..Look like she stepping on her dress.

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  3. SlappinHoesSince89

    lmao!!! these hoes shining cuz BEYONCE not there! lol they look good though@

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  4. Dave

    Marsha looked good, so did Jessie, & J Hud. I can’t believe Chaka lost all that weight though, WOW! That was quick.

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