19-year-old Dana Owens released her first hip-hop album, All Hail the Queen. Known for her African-inspired fashion, she sported Cleopatra earrings (as well as less meaningful flip-sunglasses and a fluffy short cut).
Queen Latifah's transition from rap royal to beloved movie star has been as smooth as her voice and her looks have evolved just as naturally. "She hates extensions," says Julie Baker, her longtime stylist. "She could wear a ponytail for the rest of her life and be happy." Roxanna Floyd, Latifah's regular makeup artist, says the star's skin "has undertones that adapt to light or super-deep colors. She likes subtle makeup, effortless glam."