Favorite Plus-Sized Female Singer Of All Time?

Categories: Music

Some of these ladies aren't still plus-sized -- and a bunch of them aren't even alive -- but whatever the case, they have all been through plump periods of the soul. And their apparent lack of vomiting skills always gave them a refreshing heft, big lungs, and an ability to transcend their potential outcast status and become sexy mamas of song.

My faves:


Alison+Moyet+AlisonMoyet.jpg
ALISON MOYET, from Yaz. She always knew her way vocally around any "situation."

ella-fitzgerald.jpg
ELLA FITZGERALD could scat, swing, and vamp with the best of them. And that's no brisket, I mean tisket.

Cass+Elliot.jpg
MAMA CASS ELLIOT didn't wear this poncho, it wore HER. She's my personal fave -- a velvet-throated delight and all-around style icon and trendsetter.

220px-Aretha_Franklin_on_January_20,_2009.jpg
ARETHA FRANKLIN. Sitting on so many buses made her rump grow, but her talent never waned. 'Re has long earned our 'Respect.

kate_smith_STILL.jpg
God bless America -- and let's all bless KATE SMITH.

365734.jpg
Long before Elvis, BIG MAMA THORNTON made a three-course meal out of her "Hound Dog."

e6641.JPG
HELEN TERRY made a BIG contribution to Culture Club with all those wonderfully scatty asides.

110216-beth-ditto.png
BETH DITTO loves her rock and rolls.

Adele_MkeUFeelMYLVE.jpg
ADELE. Always chasing pastries. Love her.

And of course there's Ethel Waters, Carnie Wilson, Missy Misdemeanor Elliot, Martha Wash, and tons more.

Dig in.



Sponsor Content

Loading...