Mary J. Blige went back to blonde for a cameo on Empire. Judging from her return golden tresses and artists like Nicki Minaj and Beyonce, it's clear that blonde is the thing right now. But it's not a new thing. Ever since Etta James and Mary Wells took to the stage rocking voluminous platinum wigs, sunny strands have been a huge trend among black musicians. In honor of Women's History Month, we're taking a look back at the history of blondes in music.
1962, Etta James
Etta James set a zillion trends with her Jayne Mansfield-inspired, platinum curls.