Mister D: Everybody should be adding Bette’s name to this list…no excuses!!!! Whether you think she’ll do it or not, it’s a respect kind of thing. People are naming mostly young artists that haven’t even earned the right to be called a diva….yet. I like keeping the term diva “old school” These young women are just divas in training right now…let’s see how long their careers last.
VH1 Divas Show Returns in September! Tell Us Who Youâ€™d Like To See!
Pop, R&B, and hip-hop are known for their strong female artists, women who have made an impact on both a musical and cultural level. Those kinds of singers abound right now, so itâ€™s a perfect time for VH1 to revitalize its respected Divas show. The 2009 edition of the multi-artist presentation takes place at a perfect venue, the Brooklyn Academy of Musicâ€™s Howard Gilman Opera House, on September 17. VH1 will air the show live. A new generation of participants will be on board, and performers, presenters, and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed.
The list of artists who have previously performed is tremendous. From Aretha Franklin to Debbie Harry to Joss Stone to Mariah Carey, an array of generations and perspectives has been presented. This yearâ€™s scope promises to just as wide. Producers have their eyes on strong women whose songs have brought joy, optimism and empowerment into the lives of listeners.
Further, theyâ€™d love for listeners to weigh in on who would make a great Divas participant. What does the term â€œdivaâ€ mean to you in 2009? Someone heroic? Someone inspiring? Hit the comments field and lets us know. Weâ€™re also open to suggestions: feel free to make a list of the artists youâ€™d like to see perform on the show, as well as cast your opinion on which two singers would make a perfect â€œDiva Duet.â€
Thanks for all this. Your participation will make this yearâ€™s edition of Divas that much more fun. Stay tuned for more information on the show. Weâ€™ll be posting it here in the blog.
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