Ladies Sing The Blues: Five R&B Divas In The Movies

As we gear up for the August 14 release of Sparkle, the new Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston movie about the rise of a powerful girl’s group in the 1950s, we decided to look at some of the films other R&B and hip-hop singers have starred in. Some brought us to tears, others had us in stitches, but they’re all memorable in their own way.

Are you mad for Mahogany? Loony for Last Christmas? Share your favorite diva flicks in the comments!

Click through for Queerty’s roundup of musical divas in the movies. 

Sparkle hits theaters on August 17.

Photo: TriStar Pictures