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.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 13, 2011

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