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Editor's Picks! The Best of VIBE Vixen 2011

It's been an incredible year for VIBE Vixen, and we're honored to share fashion, beauty and entertainment gems with you every step of the way! To celebrate the close of a fab 2011 and welcome a new, wonderful year, our editors have chosen their favorite links since the launch! Check out our favorite links below and tell us which stories you loved on our site!

Is Beyoncé Losing Her Appeal?
I’ve been a Beyoncé stan for as long as I can remember. Since first hearing her velvety-smooth soprano on Destiny’s Child’s “No, No, No” remix, I’ve eagerly anticipated every musical offering she’s given us...

5 Actresses Who Could Replace Stacey Dash on 'Single Ladies'
When rumors hit the web that Stacey Dash had been fired from VH1’s hit scripted show, Single Ladies, we couldn’t help but be devastated. With her beauty, style and penchant for romance, Stacey made the show’s main character, Val, come alive...

4 Things You Should Not Share With Your BFF
It’s been a while since many of us have been in kindergarten, but I think it’s safe for us to leave that “sharing is caring” rule behind. BFFs share a lot but knowing what things to keep to yourself can keep your friendship running smoothly...

Dudes We Love But Could Never Date
Simply put: Just because we love them, that doesn’t make him good for us. Here are five types of guys that we love but could never date...

10 Reasons Amber Rose Should Have a Seat
Admittedly, I like Amber Rose. But I liked her much more when she played the role of being seen and not heard. Rose is a beautiful woman with an insanely stacked body. In the past six months or so, Rose has gotten a little ahead of herself with her “diarrhea of the mouth”...


Things June Ambrose Taught Us About Style
June Ambrose
is one of the most celebrated figures in contemporary black fashion. She is our stylist du jour, thrilling us with her imaginative outfits and adventurous Twitter tales of shopping, socializing and doting after her adorable two children...

Personal Notes: When I First Found Love in a Hopeless Place
Who knew I’d be watching Rihanna’s new video “We Found Love” and simultaneously be reliving my allegiance to my first boyfriend...

Lip Service
With the exception of the eyes, lips are probably the first thing you notice when you speak to somebody. That alone makes it very important to keep yours in prime condition...

6 Ways to Make Him Say 'I Love You'
You know the saying: “It’s the little things that counts.” Well, it’s true! Think about it ladies: How often do you spoil your man or just do as he asks?

Talk That Talk: Rihanna's Top 5 Talking Shit Tweets
Everyone knows Rihanna is not one to bite her tongue. Her I Don’t Give A Damn attitude (while raising two middle fingers in the air) is just one of the many reasons her stans love them some RiRi.

The Women That Drake Should Date... And Write A Song About
You can claim that you won’t date the ever-emotional Mr. Aubrey Graham, but several women have never hesitated to nestle up next to the Canadian star. These lucky (or not-so-lucky) ladies never locked down the YMCMB soldier; however, they’ve been inked into his history forever. Literally...

THE DIGITAL ISSUES

VOLUME 1.1 : La La's Reality Star Power

VOLUME 1.2 : Something About Tika Sumpter

VOLUME 1.3 : "You Know Joan More Than You Know Tracee"

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SZA Calls For Peace While Receiving 'Rule Breaker' Award At Billboard Women In Music

SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

READ MORE: Anderson .Paak, Tierra Whack And More Praise Female Artists At 2018 Billboard Women In Music

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

Scroll down to see Forbes' full list below.

Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

READ MORE: Nas Makes Forbes’ List Of ‘Hip-Hop Cash Kings’ For The First Time

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

READ MORE: Kelly Rowland Debuts Smoke x Mirrors Eyewear Collection At Barneys New York

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