We have to suppress giggles when we hear teens proclaim that there’s never been a hotter Black singer than Beyonce, or Rihanna, or Keri Hilson. They’re undoubtedly stunning, but today’s music divas stand on the shoulders of gorgeous ’80s glamazons like Whitney, Sade, Jody Watley and Miss Jackson (if you’re nasty)! These brazen beauties dictated makeup and hair trends during the boldest style decade of the century. In honor of Black Music Month, we’re saluting the twenty most beautiful songstresses of the Eighties.

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