Keri Hilson, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce go for the gold. A look at golden ladies in music.

Tia Williams
Jun, 28, 2011

Judging from the gorgeous golden tresses of artists like Keri Hilson, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce, it's clear that blonde is the big 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 Black Music Month, we take a look back at the history of blondes in music.