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7 Divas Who Released Their Own Fragrances

If you're an A-list celeb, it makes perfect scents (and cents) to design your own fragrance.

While brands like DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, Estee Lauder and Calvin Klein dominate the counters, actresses and singers have inched their way into the display case too. No matter your perfume preference, several stars have dropped a spritzer for the alluring, sexy and playful.

As Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga prep their perfume debuts, check out these top-tier divas who dabbled in the industry of smell! -Desire Thompson

Beyonce Heat

Beyoncé’s first endorsed scent True Star was complimentary to her fresh-faced image back in 2004. It was sweet yet innocent and included Tommy Hilfiger’s signature flowery smell. But when Bey released her own perfume Heat in 2010, the singer didn’t only come equipped with a spicy scent but a very racy commercial. While the advert was accepted in the States, it was banned from daytime TV in the UK. It only boosted her sales, earning a hot three million in the first two months of its release. The singer also won two perfume titles:  the Cosmetic Norwegian Award for Best Fragrance ‘In The Lifestyle’ and the Dutch Drugstore Award for ‘Best Fragrance’. Bey cannot be stopped!

Jennifer Lopez Glow PerfumeJennifer Lopez
Back when Jennifer Lopez went by JLO, she released the perfume Glow byJLO in 2002. The scent was fresh but bold. Lopez told the media that she wanted the perfume to be a part of a woman’s daily routine. "I wanted Glow to be fresh and clean but still sexy and sensual – something that feels like you just came out of the shower and are the sexiest person in the world.” The perfume went on to have multiple remixes including  AfterGlow, Miami at Glow and Love at First Glow. Mission accomplished.

Britney Spears Britney Spears Fantasy Twist
Britney Spears has an arsenal of nine fragrances. Curious, Radiance and Fantasy have been billed as the pop star's top three. For the fan favorite Fantasy, the singer (like Usher) teamed up with Elizabeth Arden to create the scent. The scent includes hints of jasmine, lychee, quince, kiwi and white chocolate orchids. She also dropped the advert for her latest bottle Fantasy Twist. Enticing right?

Nicki Minaj Perfume

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj released her signature perfume Pink Friday last month. The female MC’s perfume bottle grabbed the Barbs' attention as it was created in her likeness, pink wig and all. The fragrance is fruity with a sultry scent of vanilla and musk. Shipments of PF were back-ordered at Nordstrom stores to Oct. 31 just a week after its release. It looks like the rapstress may have a found a new profit.

Rihanna Nude Perfume

Rihanna favors the provocative. With her Nude fragrance, she bares all. The Barbadian beauty ensures the scent will be perfect for between-the-sheets intimacy. She tweeted, "Make sure you smell sexy, especially naked, this fall."

Celine Dion Perfume

Celine Dion
The legendary vocalista expanded her brand with four signature scents. Tailoring to Dion's elegant an chich personality, Celine Dion Signature, Pure Brilliance, Sensational and Coceline parfums bring out the woman in the wearer.

Mariah Carey Perfume

Mariah Carey
Mimi has always been one to keep it festive and fresh. A butterfly enthusiast, the "We Belong Together" singer unveiled four sweet fragrances including M, Ultra Pink, Luscious Pink and Forever along with a line of Lollipop mini-perfumes named after her #1 hits.

Gaga Perfume

Lady Gaga
While the scent of blood and semen isn't exactly a male magnet, Gaga got the people going when she described her carnal scent Fame. The pop artist delivered her fierce fragrance to the delight of the monster masses.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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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)


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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.”

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

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