On January 20th, a woman left us who has inspired our most divas, most popular and most talented celebrities on the current pop scene: the mythical singer Etta James . Talents like Christina Aguilera and Beyoncé have been strengthened thanks to the magnificent influence of de Etta. We want to celebrate her life by remembering the most memorable moments of Xtina and Queen B, here we go!

Christina Aguilera, fan since childhood

Etta James was a force of nature. A true gift for music and a woman of great spirit and courage. Her ragged tone and the passion and effort of hers that she put into a record made me feel incredible things when she was just a kid and have continued to inspire and influence me throughout my career. She will NEVER be forgotten, her voice will live forever and inspire generations to come.

Xtina has been a number one follower of the great Etta since she was a little girl, she has covered her songs even before she joined the Mikey Mouse Club with Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. Some time ago our dearest Humbert Humbert convinced us one hundred percent that there is no one who does Miss James’ songs better and, being completely true, even Etta herself took her hat off .

When I first heard her work, it came out on TV, answering ‘where do you get your style from?’, ‘from Etta James’, it made me feel really good. The last person to say it was Janis Joplin, but Christina can sing. Janis was good, but there is a huge difference in the quality of her voice. I couldn’t believe that great sound, that great voice, came from Christina. Tell me who you’ve seen who sings like her, because we don’t have anyone who comes close to her.

It is not necessary for Christina Aguilera to swear to us for the glory of anyone that her favorite song since she knows what ‘favorite song’ means is ‘At Last’ , a classic that she has been singing since she knows, too, what it is to sing. Do you want to know why Etta James had so much regard for the dirrty girl ? I’m sure that after this video in which she sings that same song you won’t have any doubts.

Beyoncé, following footsteps

This is a great loss. Etta James was one of the best vocalists of our time. I am very lucky to have met such a queen. Her musical contributions will last until the end of days. Playing Etta James taught me a lot about myself, and tasting her songs inspired me to be a stronger artist. When she effortlessly opened her mouth, you could hear her pain and her triumph. Her emotional way of singing her songs told her story without any filter. She was a fearless woman, and she had noses. We will miss him.

And from an agile talent we move on to another force of nature: Beyoncé. The quintessential single lady stepped into the shoes of Etta James to play her in the Cadillac Records movie , Do you remember the pounds she had to gain Queen Be? Putting aside the fattening and subsequent diet to continue making movies, it was a privilege to play her idol in a movie, but Beyoncé found more joy and congratulations the day she sang ‘At Last’ to President Obama and his wife Michelle in the first dance after taking the White House.

Etta James was making history through the new generations and of course, you have to thank her in person, clad in a dress that is breathtaking and in the purest Lina Morgan style: grateful, excited…

So far we have arrived with our particular tribute to Etta James . A woman who has marked a before and after for our most popular divas and for the current scene in general. We say goodbye with a song that is now even in the soup in which, in case you didn’t know, Etta’s big voice is used!