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15 Ladies that Slayed the Red Carpet Scene in 2014

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It's no secret that the ladies of the entertainment world conquered and absolutely dominated the red carpet scene with spectacular fashions this year.

All things were a go from peek-a-boo nipples to menswear inspired ensembles–nothing was off limits. To close out 2014, we've compiled a list of 15 ladies that slayed the red carpet scene this year. Continue clicking to see who made the cut.

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Rihanna

The bad gal from Barbados wowed us every second this year with her stealthy style ranging from super sexy get ups to tomboy ensembles. A true fashion killer, Rihanna's fashion game continues to get better with time.

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Zendaya Coleman

In 2014, we officially stamped Zendaya as fashion's new "it" girl. Her flawless red carpet ensembles leave us envious of her natual sense of style that she oozes.

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Ciara

Carrying a baby bump for nearly half of the year didn't stop this dope singer/dancer from pulling out all the stops when it comes to her style. This year we enjoyed CiCi rocking a plethora of styles from sleek and tailored looks mixed with grunge and streetwear chic aesthetics.

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Kim Kardashian

This year we learned that whether she's naked or fully clothed, Kim Kardashian, is bad–and by bad we mean good, bad. With an arsenal of Balmain outfits and her husband Kanye overseeing her fashion choices (yes, we said it) she was sure to slay every red carpet without  a doubt.

Jennifer Lopez The 55th Annual Grammy Awards

Jennifer Lopez

Being a mother of two isn't stopping the hotness of JLo. We're sure she's got a permanent hot filter because the amount of sexiness she served up on the red carpet was too much too handle.

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o

Ms. Nyong'o can do no wrong when it comes to fashion. America's newest sweetheart dazzles us all with each gown she graces on the red carpet, and gives Hollywood's starlets a run for their money in head-turning fashions.

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Rita Ora

From menswear-inspired pant suits to dramatic gowns and sneakers and snap backs, Rita Ora can do it all. While every outfit isn't always a hit, flying under the radar, one thing we can say is this chick is a stand out individual.

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Solange Knowles

The "S" in Solange stands for slay. That is all.

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Nicki Minaj

In 2014, Nicki Minaj drew back her theatrical persona and came back down from her Pinkprint planet, shocking us with her natural beauty and toned down outfit choices.

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Selena Gomez

If you haven't noticed lately, Ms. Gomez is grown. Not so much of  a Disney gal anymore, the 22-year-old style has evolved and its caliente to say the least.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

The beautiful actress knows how to work her petite frame with fabulous rocks. A far cry from her Olivia Pope, Washington, turns up the heat factor by showing just the right amount of skin every time she hits the red carpet.

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae  

2014 was a style shift for Janelle Monae as she wowed us with different takes on her signature black and white ensembles.

Beyonce

Beyonce

Known for waking up flawless, Beyonce, showed up and showed out at each and every red carpet she graced this year. All hail King Bey!

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Mila J

Straddling the borderline of the rookie and the vet, Mila J, proves to be a contender in the fashion game. We love her sexy streetwear style, reminiscent of Aaliyah, but this chick cleans up nice too. J is definitely one to watch in 2015.

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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.

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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)

 

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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.

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