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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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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.


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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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Trina Braxton’s Ex-Husband, Gabe Solis, Dies After Battle With Cancer

Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.


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