‘VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul’ Performances [Video]

Jennifer Hudson and Mary J. Blige

The divas brought the house down at “VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul.” The biggest voices in music paid homage to the great cities of soul music including Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis, and Philadelphia during the star-studded show, which aired on Monday night. Veteran divas (Chaka Khan, Mavis Staples) and divas-in-training (Jessie J, Florence Welch) dueted on Motown classics.

Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, and Kelly Clarkson kicked things off with a medley of their hits, Florence + The Machine paid tribute to Amy Winehouse with “Back to Black,” and Jessie J joined Jennifer Hudson for “Knock on Wood.”

Watch these diva-licious moments and more below.

Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, & Kelly Clarkson – “Spotlight,” “Real Love,” and “Since U Been Gone”

Jennifer Hudson & Jessie J – “Knock on Wood”

Erykah Badu, Chaka Khan, & Mavis Staples – “I’ll Take You There”

Jessie J – “Domino”

Mary J. Blige – “Mr. Wrong”

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings & Wanda Jackson – “You Know I’m No Good”

Florence + The Machine – “Back to Black”

Estelle & Travie McCoy – “Wake Up Everybody”

Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, & Black Thought – “You Got Me”

Boyz II Men – “Motown Philly”

Estelle, Erykah Badu, Marsha Ambrosius, & ?uestlove – “Back to Life”

Jennifer Hudson – “Night of Your Life”

Mary J. Blige & Chaka Khan – “Ain’t Nobody”

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  1. @Lewis_Bennett

    Nooooo! Cant freaking see them cause Im in the UK! Anyone have any other links?


    Suga Mama Reply:

    @@Lewis_Bennett, wtf is jessie j wearing tho. the child practically came out in her pajamas with a pair of combats boots. da fack?


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  3. H-Town

    Not feeling this Jessie J style of singing “Knock On Wood”. Would’ve been better with just Jennifer Hudson. Just my opinion.


  4. Um.Well.Sure.

    I love me some Jessie J, but I could tell she felt threatened (vocally) by Jhud because in the beginning of the performance she was fine but as soon as JHud sang she started pulling out all these tricks. All in all it was a great show.


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