Shania Twain is reminiscing on the time she performed with fellow singing soul sisters during a star-filled VH1 Divas Live show in 1998.
The photo features top female solo performers, from left, Gloria Estefan, Carole King, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, and Shania Twain. The only person not pictured in Shania’s photo is the legendary “Queen of Soul,” the late Aretha Franklin.
A Powerful Performance by Five Powerful Females
It’s been over two decades since the 1998 VH1 Divas Live took place at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The five women were the first trailblazers in being part of a show focusing only on the talents of female artists. The VH1 Divas Live series continued for several years after the original 1998 concert.
Twain had a little bit of fun with the “diva” aspect of the show.
“I wanted to indulge in the diva moment, so I went for the big hair. And I had a lot of fun with that. I wanted the hair bigger, as big as it could get,” she recalled. “It was a change to play with the diva moment that I was in. I don’t consider myself a diva as far was whatever people consider the classic diva, but I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m just going to indulge in this and have fun and have really big hair tonight.'”
With all of these iconic women taking the stage during the performance, magic was created. Each of the ladies is an idol in her own right. The singers delivered their unique voices onstage, leaving both the live audience and viewers at home awe-struck.
Shania Twain Looks Back on the Show With Fondness
Twain and the other powerhouse singers belted out well-known hits. The women sang individual songs, joined each other for duets, and came together for an unforgettable group collaboration of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”
“Well, it was an honor to be a part of it,” Twain recalls. “The running list was outstanding, and I admired everybody on the show, so it was a no-brainer really to want to be part of it and to feel privileged to be part of it.”