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The Kennedy Center Honorees, pictured L-R top row: Queen Latifah and Barry Gibb. L-R bottom row: Renée Fleming, Billy Crystal, and Dionne Warwick. The 46th Annual Kennedy Center Honors will air Dec. 27 on the CBS Television Network and stream on Paramount+. Mary Kouw/Mary Kouw/CBS hide caption

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Queen Latifah, Billy Crystal and others celebrated at Kennedy Center Honors

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Queen Latifah sings the National Anthem at the opening ceremony of the 2002 US Open at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Flushing, New York. Gary M. Prior/Getty Images hide caption

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Lil Baby performs during a Juneteenth voter registration rally on June 19, 2020 at Murphy Park Fairgrounds in Atlanta, Ga. One week earlier, he released "The Bigger Picture," a song protesting police brutality. Paras Griffin/Getty Images hide caption

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Slick Rick released his debut album The Great Adventures of Slick Rick in 1988. Al Pereira/Getty Images hide caption

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How Slick Rick And Queen Latifah 'Breathed Life Into Hip-Hop' In 1988

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Clockwise from upper left: Lauryn Hill, Joni Mitchell (Blue album cover), PJ Harvey (Rid of Me album cover), Nina Simone, Ofra Haza (Fifty Gates of Wisdom album cover), Aretha Franklin. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Turning The Tables Takes Over All Songs Considered

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Queen Latifah plays blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO movie Bessie. Frank Masi/Courtesy of HBO hide caption

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In HBO's 'Bessie,' Queen Latifah Stars As Empress Of The Blues

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Queen Latifah Tunes into 'Trav'lin' Light'

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Queen Latifah: The Fresh Air Interview

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Queen Latifah: From Hip-Hop to Big Band

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