VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul 2011 Event

Last night, the stars were shining in New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom for “VH1’s Divas Celebrates Soul” show. The annual event honored the many places soul music calls home: Philadelphia, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit and London. Catch the special tonight on VH1!
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Mary J. Blige is looking fab in fur at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul event at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

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Jill Scott looks oh-so-chic in royal blue at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City .

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ESSENCE’s January cover star Queen Latifah strikes a pose backstage at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul event. Love that gown!

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“The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd sports a sexy LBD to the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul show in New York City.

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Martha Reeves at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul show in New York City.

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The lovely Marsha Ambrosius strikes a pose at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul event in New York City.

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Ledisi is looking pretty in winter white for the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul event’s red carpet.

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NBA’s First Lady LaLa Anthony at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul event at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

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Boyz II Men share the spotlight at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul show in New York City.

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Jennifer Hudson shows off her fabulous figure at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul event at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Check out those boots!

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Estelle shimmers in gold at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul event at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

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Eye candy Common poses for a picture on the red carpet at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul event in New York City.

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The legendary Chaka Khan makes a memorable entrance at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

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Kevin Liles and Erika Jones at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

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Our favorite soul divas Chaka Khan and Mary J. Blige perform on stage during the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul show in New York City.

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Jill Scott blesses the audience with her powerful vocals on stage at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul show in New York City.

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Jennifer Hudson shines on stage at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

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Erykah Badu and Jill Scott perform live on stage at the VH1 Divas Celebrate Soul show in New York City.

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Sharon Jones gets into the groove at the VH1 Divas Celebrate Soul show in New York City.

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Ledesi works the crowd at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul show in New York City.

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The one-and-only Nas performs live on stage during the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

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Samuel L. Jackson comes out to say a few words during the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

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Chaka Khan, Mavis Staples, and Erykah Badu light up the stage during a performance at the VH1 Divas Celebrate Soul show in New York City.

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