20. Mary J. Blige
You know you’re a diva when VH1 has aired not one, not two, but three “Behind the Music” specials on your life. The third installment of Blige’s storied career premiered in July. Shortly on its heels was the release of her 10th album, “My Life 2: The Journey Continues (Act 1)” and a spin on the American Music Awards stage. When not endorsing products (Blige has cross-promoted with Apple, AT&T, American Express, Reebok, Chevrolet, Pepsi, Coca-Cola and many more), Blige has been testing out her acting abilities. The singer recently signed on for the screen version of the musical “Rock of Ages” alongside Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough and Alec Baldwin. The sequel to “My Life 2” is tentatively slated for May 2012.—Jeff Royer
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