Music Artists That Completely Changed Their Genres

Jackson Sawa | July 27, 2018 4:04 pm

Queen Latifah Began Using Her Voice In A Different Way


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In the 1990s, Queen Latifah was known as being a sassy rap and hip-hop performer. However, by the mid-2000s, she released The Dana Owens Album which was her first all singing album. In 2007, she went on to release Travelin’ Light, which was mostly comprised of soul and blues track.

From the album, the song “I’m Gonna Live Till I Die” won the Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist and was nominated for the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, a clear difference from her earlier hip-hop works. While most people prefer one version of Queen Latifah to the other, it’s apparent that she was successful and impactful in both of her styles.