Female black celebrities’ dominance in music and acting over the years cannot be under-emphasized. And this year hasn’t been an exception.
They have slayed! They have ‘owned’ the silver screens. They have dominated the music charts. They have set tongues wagging on the red carpets and runways. Many of these celebrities have been ‘hot’ for a while now and it looks like they won’t be slowing down anytime soon. These women have been top of their crafts for years.
We looked at the 7 hottest black celebrities still making waves in their respective genres.
This beautiful actress began her career in the 1990s, appearing on television sitcoms, before landing supporting roles in teen comedy films She’s All That and 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). Her breakthrough role was in the 2000 teen comedy film Bring It On, after which she was the female lead in the short-lived CBS medical drama series City of Angels later that year.
Keke had her breakthrough in the hugely popular ‘Akila and the Bee’ movie and she hasn’t looked back since. She is also a musician and released her released her debut album, So Uncool, on September 18, 2007, through Atlantic Records.
Since 2012, Washington has gained wide public recognition starring in the ABC drama Scandal, a Shonda Rhimes series in which she plays Olivia Pope, a crisis management expert to politicians and power brokers in Washington
On November 30, 2017, Westbury New Road in St. Michael, Barbados, the road where Rihanna was raised, will be renamed “Rihanna Drive” to honor Rihanna’s success in the music industry.
Halle Maria Berry is an American actress. Berry won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the romantic drama Monster’s Ball (2001). As of 2017, she is the only black woman to have won the award.
Beyonce has dominated music for a very long time. She is a songwriter, dancer, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny’s Child.
She is best known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Vogue Paris declared her as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.