Danity Kane’s ‘Rage’, TLC’s Story, And New Girl Groups: 10 Signs That Girl Power Is Back

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It’s been wishful thinking from many fans of ’90’s girl groups to return and even those who reigned in the early 2000s like Destiny’s Child to return as well. But in the mid-2000s serious girl groups became scarce, and then non-existent. It seemed like no girl group after Danity Kane’s breakup could gain any level of mainstream success. Now with boybands back stronger than ever, girl power is on the rise too. And if you don’t believe MadameNoire, check out 10 proofs girl power is shooting straight back up to the top.

Danity Kane

They’re no longer “damaged,” but are back with “rage.” The rumors of a Danity Kane reunion started earlier this year and were confirmed at the 2013 VMAs by the girl group. Fans (me) nearly pooed their pants when the news was confirmed. And they have been teasing us along the way with group outing, performance, studio and bootcamp photos. We are ready for them and their anticipated new single, “Rage.”

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Little Mix

They won X Factor two years ago and are no longer deemed the female, One Direction, but a supergroup in their own right with “Wings.” They came in as four separate artists, Kelly Rowland saw their potential together, she put them in a group, the magic enchanted us and unlike super-boyband One Direction, girl power won the competition.

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Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony are ‘miss movin ons’… up to the top, that is. Another “X Factor” (USA) who made it to the top three. It was up there. And they are making their way up there with Simon Cowell on their side.

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2013 X Factor USA Girl Groups

“X Factor” isn’t done yet. Uh uh. Simon Cowell is the mentor for groups again (he creates awesome groups, right?). And of course with so many boybands in the game, he focused on producing more girl groups. This year on “X Factor,” he has three soulful sisters Roxxy Montana and the “X Factor” created, Sweet Suspense.

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The LYLAS

If their name sounds familiar they feuded with “X Factor” USA and Fifth Harmony over their name last year. But the major thing that stands out about these ladies is their relation to Bruno Mars. Yes, they are Mars’ sisters, and they started a musical career of their own.

Destiny’s Child

We all prayed for a reunion. A new album was wishful thinking, but instead we received one of the hottest Super Bowl performances of all time. Queen Bey ran the world that night, and she was generous enough to share the stage with her sisters and once bandmates. Together, they “ooo killed em.” And haters like Keyshia Cole confirmed that through their haterish ways.

Spice Girls

Like New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys and even, NSYNC’s mini-VMAs reunion, Spice Girls reuniting again is very possible.  Mel B talked with Ellen DeGeneres about a potential reunion just last month. But we all know as long as there’s girl power, there will be the Spice Girls. And being that girl power will always LIVE, so will Scary, Baby, Sporty, Ginger and Posh. And that’s what we really REALLY want.

Former Girl Group and Girl Group Members Coming Back

We’re looking forward to a show about former girl group members trying to make a comeback on their own, turning my head to Latavia Roberson. Every REAL former Destiny’s Child member has gotten to shine since the group’s glory days, but Roberson. And by REAL members, that doesn’t include Farrah Franklin. No shade. And no, we’re not expecting her to reach Bey’s level, none of them will come close unless it’s Kelly Rowland. But it should be Roberson’s turn.

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TLC

Although some of y’all hated on the casting decisions, VH1 brought TLC’s story back (a step up from Behind the Music) with their touching real-life stories. CrazyHotCool: The TLC Story airs tonight at 9 p.m. EST /8 p.m. CST (Monday, Oct. 21, 2013), and as a fan, I’m ready to see TLC on their tip.

Even Through The Drama, It’s About Female Empowerment.

It’s an unfortunate guilty pleasure, but we still love girl group drama along with the music and female empowerment. I’m side-eyeing En Vogue’s original members. But seriously, we need En Vogue back stronger than ever. And ultimately, it’s not about women cat-fighting, but the female empowerment and great music still outweigh the gimmicks and images of beautiful women. It’s about 3-5 young women taking the music industry by storm. And that’s exactly what the most successful girl groups of the recent memory like TLC, Destiny’s Child and Spice Girls did.

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