In the 60s and 70s we were spoilt for choice with strong-voiced, soulful women – real divas like Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross and Patti LaBelle.
Of course, in the 80s the charts continued to be dominated and blessed with ladies like Donna Summer, Randy Crawford and Chaka Khan.
We rolled into the 90s and those big voices were still in evidence – the diva flame being kept alight by the likes of Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Toni Braxton.
However, as the millennium approached it seemed that the diva was at risk of extinction and over the past 20 years that threat seems to have become a sad reality.
What I’d like to know is who was your last diva? In my opinion is was between Whitney and Mariah but what do you think?