There’s Nothing New Under The Sun: Modern Celebrities Who Remind Us Of Older Stars

May 9, 2013 ‐ By Meghan Williams


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As talented and fabulous as these modern-day celebs may be, we can’t help but listen to their music or watch them in movies and feel a little nostalgic. Sure, they’re doing their thing, but we hope they realize just how similar to their predecessors their “things” really are. Do these younger stars remind you of some older ones?

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  • ♥smanuel♥

    beyounce is so no reminder o tina turner stop the lies

  • Jay

    My mom says that phrase all the time… And as I grow older I’m really realizing how true it is. This list is on point, what a surprise MN, lol. Anyway I really like the stars of the past, no one can take their places even if there are a few similarities with someone new.

  • Mimi

    Brandy/Dawn Richard….Dawn sounds just like her….Leona Lewis/Whitney Houston…some of leona runs sound reminiscent of Whitney.

  • therealnumber1

    Just Another Sad Love Song was actually supposed to be anita baker’s comeback song…but when Anita heard Toni sing it on the demo, anita told babyface to let toni have the song hence the icon we have in Toni Braxton today!!! I do believe Ciara is the janet of her generation, the girl is awesome!!

  • Dina English

    Lol I love Sophia V, have no clue what she says most of time

  • tbird

    None of them look alike at all except cici and janet

  • tintin

    the sofia one is hilarious

  • Chanda

    Rihanna/Lady Gaga and Grace Jones. They can’t hold a candle to Ms. Jones but you can see the influences. And Chris Brown still thinks he’s Michael Jackson smdh..

  • Just saying!!

    IDK about Rihanna…guess she could be the black Madonna because she’s very daring…and I think Destiny’s Child was like En Vogue’s baby lol

  • Just saying!!

    Keyshia Cole and Mary J Blige, India Arie and Nina Simone, Erykah Badu sounds like Billie Holliday sometimes when she sings, like I can hear her singing God Bless the Child lol, I honestly can’t think of one for Adele or Amy Winehouse because the only old school white girl I remember singing soul or sounding soulful was Teena Marie and she isn’t anything like those two lol

    • Jay

      Dusty Springfield for Adele, Amy Winehouse, or mostly, Duffy.

  • Just saying!!

    Janelle Monae and James Brown?

    • Jay

      A lot of people have been inspired by JB so that’s a hard decision!

  • Just saying!!

    I have always said that Beyonce’s stage persona comes from Tina Turner (who i wanted to be when I was little lol). I never even THOUGHT of Alicia Keys and Lena Horne or Ciara and Janet but wooow…that’s kind of true! They may not all sound alike but they have a similar persona/vibe. I can get Fantasia having Patti’s stage personality cuz they both tear the stage up and I guess she is similar to Patti in the way she dominates the stage but when she sings I hear Billie Holliday. Also….people have often said Toni was trying to be the new Anita Baker lol and I even heard one of Toni’s big songs was originally written for Anita but she passed on it and recommended Toni to sing it! Lady Gaga IS DEF doing the Madonna thing whether she would like to admit it or not….Denzel and Sidney def both have this suave, debonaire aura about them lol. The other comparisons are kind of iffy but Dang….SOOOO MUCH has been done, I wonder if it’s even possible to be completely original nowadays lol….

  • navronis

    Niki and lil kim

  • PleaseDOBetter

    I can get behind these comparisons…some of them.

    • CaliDreams

      The Beyonce, Tina turner comparison is non existent.. Tina is way better then Beyonce will ever be.

      • Just saying!!

        True…but you can still tell thats where Beyonce got her wild stage persona from. Sasha Fierce is really Tina Turner lol

      • anonymous

        Thank you. Because I saw it from the first page and I had to see these comparisons. MN, y’all should know better. It’s borderline blasphemous to compare anyone to the Divine Lady Tina Turner.