VH1 is finally bringing back its famed “VH1 Divas” after a four-year hiatus. For its first broadcast, the network will have performances from Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, and… Miley Cyrus.
Past Divas have included Aretha Franklin, Cher, Celine Dion and Mary J. Blige. The only difference is that these singers have been around for decades while this new set of singers have only been around for a few years. Kelly Clarkson has sold over 20 million albums since being the first ever American Idol while Leona Lewis climbed to fame after winning the British reality competition The X Factor. British soul singer Adele won two Grammys earlier this year for Best New Artist and Best Vocal Performance for her single “Chasing Pavements,” While Miley Cyrus is best known for her role on the Disney Channel as Hannah Montana and has scored three chart topping albums with the Hannah Montana soundtracks.
There is seriously something wrong with this picture. Kelly Clarkson is understandable and we would even turn a blind eye to Leona. Adele is a wonderful artist but she hasn’t been around long enough. But Miley Cyrus? What happened to artists like Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Brandy, Monica, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys … the list goes on. Do you think Miley deserves this honor and will you be watching the concert on September 17th?