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Supreme Sirens


Supreme Sirens shares the power and wisdom of women at the forefront of entertainment—women who have overcome racial prejudices and redefined contemporary notions of womanhood by breaking glass ceilings and tearing down barriers in the recording studio and on stage and screen.

Supreme Sirens chronicles music’s most influential and successful Black women. From legendary jazz chanteuses Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. From glamorous girl groups like the Supremes and Destiny’s Child to sultry sirens Lena Horne and Eartha Kitt. From soul sensations Tina Turner and Dionne Warwick to superstars Beyoncé and Rihanna. From multi-platinum pop stars Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Janet Jackson to rap royalty like Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj, and cover star Missy Elliott. Through exquisite photographs, interviews, biographies, and career milestones, Marcellas Reynolds details the impact of these women’s careers and how their music has become the soundtrack of our lives.