10 Timeless Divas Who Made A Comeback In 2015 — From Madonna To Enya
6. Janet Jackson
The Rhythm Nation roared back to life in 2015 when Miss Jackson launched her own record label of the same name. Slinking back into fans’ hearts with the irresistible “No Sleeep,” she kicked off a world tour, topped the Billboard 200 with her comeback Unbreakable album and won the first-ever BET’s Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual award. Even more impressively, the entertainer inspired actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt to serve up his best Janet realness for the best performance ever seen on Spike’s Lip Sync Battle!
7. Tami Erin
Although she began teasing her comeback a few years ago, a sex tape, some transphobic tweets, and a Villa Villekulla’s worth of scandal later, Tami Erin singlehandedly slayed us all in 2015. This year, the erstwhile Pippi Longstocking graced the world with her utterly perfect debut single, “Somewhere in Time.” So flawless was the song that Tami —surely a singer of her magnitude need only be recognized by a single name — spared Beyoncé and all lessers by simply releasing a teaser and not the entire single. And then, like any master artist knowing that she had achieved perfection, the greatest singer in history stepped away from the canvas.
So ethereally flawless that it’s easy to think of her as a force of nature rather than a hardworking performer, Enya opened her book of slays in 2015 to unleash the gorgeous Dark Sky Island album. Sounding just as lushly timeless as ever, she revealed a new vulnerability that has many critics calling the LP one of the best of her career. In addition to notching another round of global success — no surprise for an artist who sings in 10 languages — Enya continues to reign as one of the only artists you and your mom can agree on!
Foolish gamers of all ages rejoiced when the Alaskan songbird revealed she was dropping a companion album to her 1995 smash debut, Pieces of You. Released this year, Jewel’s lovely, piercing Picking Up the Pieces more than delivered on this promise — especially on lead single, “My Father’s Daughter,” a duet with Dolly Parton. This is how a 1995 artist becomes relevant again. Your move, Jamie Walters!
10. Miss Piggy
Need we say more? *mic drop!*