Favorite Plus-Sized Female Singer Of All Time?


Some of these ladies aren’t still plus-sized — and a bunch of them aren’t even alive — but whatever the case, they have all been through plump periods of the soul. And their apparent lack of vomiting skills always gave them a refreshing heft, big lungs, and an ability to transcend their potential outcast status and become sexy mamas of song.

My faves:

And of course there’s Ethel Waters, Carnie Wilson, Missy Misdemeanor Elliot, Martha Wash, and tons more.

Dig in.