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20 women who made 2017 their best!

1. Erykah Badu

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Soul Queen

2. Erykah Badu

Soul Train Soul Food Vegan Dinner Party Hosted By Erykah Badu With Chef Bryant Terry Source:Getty

Soul Queen

3. Cardi B

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Cardi B – Keep it poppin’ on the charts!

4. Cardi B

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Cardi B – Keep it poppin’ on the charts!

5. Rihanna

Bad Gal Riri shows out with her Fenty Beauty release and her charity work with the Clara Lionel Foundation!

6. Rihanna

Bad Gal Riri shows out with her Fenty Beauty release and her charity work with the Clara Lionel Foundation!

7. SZA

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Leading the female Grammy nominations with 5 nods after the release of her smash album, CTRL!

8. SZA

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Leading the female Grammy nominations with 5 nods after the release of her smash album, CTRL!

9. Issa Rae

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“I’m rooting for everybody black.”

10. Issa Rae

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“I’m rooting for everybody black.”

11. H.E.R.

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Contemporary R&B queen!

12. H.E.R.

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Contemporary R&B queen!

13. Kehlani

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Sweet, Sexy, Savage

14. Kehlani

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Sweet, Sexy, Savage

15. Beyoncé

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Long Live the Queen

16. Beyoncé

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Long Live the Queen

17. Serena Williams

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New mom, new wife, new life!

18. Serena Williams

'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala Source:Getty

New mom, new wife, new life!

19. Taraji P. Henson

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20. Taraji P. Henson

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21. Solange Knowles

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Even with a Grammy, Queen Solo kept it soulful and humble.

22. Solange Knowles

2016 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - Day 4 Source:Getty

Even with a Grammy, Queen Solo kept it soulful and humble.

23. Dawn Richard

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Indie But Major

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25. Nicki Minaj

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Riding the charts and rising about it all, the queen of rap keeps cool.

26. Nicki Minaj

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Riding the charts and rising about it all, the queen of rap keeps cool.

27. Remy Ma

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One of the best Rap comebacks of the decade!

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29. Toni Braxton

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Receiving high honors at the Soul Train Awards this year, Toni’s impact will always be strong.

30. Toni Braxton

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Receiving high honors at the Soul Train Awards this year, Toni’s impact will always be strong.

31. Ledisi

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We love a soulful queen, a true vocalist!

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34. Jhene Aiko

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Penny took us on an unforgettable ‘TRIP’ this year!

35. Duckie Thot

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The model that served us looks all 2017!

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37. Tiffany Haddish

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Tiffany had one of the best years for a female actor/comedian this decade. We LIVE for you!

38. Regina Hall

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Regina rode high this year with ‘Girls Trip’, serving looks and laughs!

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