R&B Divas: Atlanta
|R&B Divas: Atlanta|
|Theme music composer||R&B Divas cast|
|Opening theme||"Lovin' Me"|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||18|
|Running time||41 to 43 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Thinkfactory Media|
|Original channel||TV One|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Original run||August 20, 2012– present|
|Followed by||R&B Divas: Los Angeles|
R&B Divas: Atlanta (originally titled R&B Divas) is an American reality television series on TV One starring several R&B singers. The show offers an inside look at how the award-winning singers balance their music careers and personal lives as they work towards producing an album in memory of Whitney Houston. The series premiered on August 20, 2012, with the premiere delivering a ratings record for TV One, with almost 900,000 viewers tuning in for the show's first episode.
In February 2013, a spin-off titled R&B Divas: Los Angeles was announced. The cast includes Lil Mo, Chante Moore, Kelly Price, Claudette Ortiz, Michel'le and Dawn Robinson. The eight-episode first season premiered on July 10, 2013.
R&B and soul singer Angie Stone and LaTocha Scott, formerly of the R&B group Xscape, joined the cast for season 2. On November 18, 2013, the series was renewed for a third season that will premiere in 2014. Syleena Johnson, Angie Stone, Monifah Carter and Keke Wyatt are returning. Kameelah Williams formerly of 702 and LaTavia Roberson formerly of Destiny's Child are joining the cast for season 3.
- 1 Synopsis
- 2 Cast
- 3 Episodes
- 4 References
- 5 External links
R&B Divas: Atlanta stars singers Monifah Carter, Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert, Syleena Johnson and KeKe Wyatt. The first season chronicles their friendships, professional endeavors and personal lives as they work, play and struggle to get their lives and careers back on track. Spurred by Evans, the quintet comes together to produce a charity album inspired by Whitney Houston. Proceeds from the album will benefit the Whitney E. Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts in East Orange, New Jersey. The show deals with a candid look at other career and personal issues affecting the singers, including motherhood, divorce, alcohol, physical abuse and sexuality. Originally titled Ladies of R&B, R&B Divas: Atlanta is filmed primarily in Atlanta, with additional shooting in Washington, D.C., New York and New Orleans. 
(Season 1 - present)
Syleena Johnson is a Grammy-nominated singer. She is also the CEO of Aneelys Entertainment and Founder of the Mommy's Got Soul Fitness DVD. A former full-figured Wilhemina Model, Syleena is a fitness advocate who writes her own songs and has found success with singles such as "Guess What", "I Am Your Woman", "Tonight I'm Gonna Let Go", "Hypnotic" and her collaboration with Kanye West, "All Falls Down". Johnson's most recent studio album, Chapter 5: Underrated was released in 2011 and produced the singles "A Boss" and "Angry Girl" featuring Tweet.
(Season 1 - present)
KeKe Wyatt is an acclaimed singer and songwriter. At the height of her career, Wyatt's private struggle with domestic violence became the main focus in the media, rather than her newly released album. Wyatt has released three studio albums, the most recent of which, Unbelievable! was released in 2011. Wyatt's hit singles include "Used to Love" and her collaborations with Avant, "My First Love" and "Nothing In This World". In 2012, she reunited with Avant for the song "You & I".
(Season 2 - present)
Angie Stone is a Grammy Award-nominated R&B and soul singer-songwriter, producer and occasional actress. Angie has 4 Top-10 albums and have produced singles such as "No More Rain (In This Cloud)", "Brotha" and "Wish I Didn't Miss You". Stone's most recent album, Rich Girl was released in September 2012 and spawned the single "Do What You Gotta Do". In addition to music, Stone has appeared in films and TV shows such as Moesha and Girlfriends. She also played the role of Big Mama Morton in the broadway musical Chicago in 2003.
Kameelah Williams was the lead singer of the 1990s trio 702. The group have produced several hits such as "Where My Girls At?", "Get It Together" and "All I Want", and three albums. Williams decided to part from 702 and go solo after the group's second album. She have penned songs for Faith Evans and Macy Gray, as well as collaborated with Missy Elliott and Snoop Dogg. Williams is currently working on a solo album. She also has a son with Grammy Award-nominated artist Musiq Soulchild, who is expected to appear on the upcoming third season alongside her.
LaTavia Roberson was an original member of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child. While a member, the group have produced hit singles such as "No, No, No", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Bug a Boo" and "Say My Name", and two successful albums. Roberson and former band mate LeToya Luckett was reportedly kicked out of Destiny's Child for attempting to split from the group's manager, Matthew Knowles, claiming that Knowles was showing favoritism toward his daughter Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland and was retaining too much of the group's profits. Both Roberson and Luckett was quickly replaced by two new members, Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin. After leaving the group, she started a new group with Luckett and two other girls called Anjel, but the group disbanded without releasing an album. In 2008, Roberson have acted in the stage play Those Jeans. She have made an appearance on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. On August 21, 2013, Roberson gave birth to her first child, a baby girl named Lyric with her boyfriend, producer Don Vito, who is expected to appear on the upcoming third season alongside her.
(Seasons 1 - 2)
Faith Evans is an artist, author, television producer, mother of four and entrepreneur. Evans has released five top 30 studio albums, which have produced hit singles such as "You Used to Love Me", "Soon As I Get Home", "Love Like This", "All Night Long", "I Love You" and "Again". Evans' most recent studio album, Something About Faith was released in 2010. Evans is the former first lady of Bad Boy Records. She has also acted in two films, including the 2003 MTV-produced musical The Fighting Temptations alongside Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Beyonce.
(Seasons 1 - 2)
Nicci Gilbert is the former lead singer of R&B group Brownstone, best known for their singles "If You Love Me", "Grapevyne" and "5 Miles to Empty". Gilbert starred in Tyler Perry's play Meet the Browns, and guest starred in an episode of Martin. In 2011, she wrote, directed and starred in a play called Soul Kittens Cabarets with R&B Divas co-stars Faith Evans, and Monifah. She owns a artist development entertainment company No-Ego Entertainment where she produces stage, film and television projects.
LaTocha Scott was a member of R&B group Xscape who rose to fame in the 1990s. The group had several hit singles such as "Just Kickin' It", "Understanding", "Who Can I Run To" and "My Little Secret", and released three successful albums. Scott began an solo career in 1998 and had songs on NFL Jamz and The Best Man soundtrack in 1999. In 2005, she appeared in the film Fair Game opposite Gina Torres. In 2012, Scott has released a new single called "Bad Timing" from her upcoming solo album.
- Michael Ford — Husband and manager of Keke Wyatt
- Daniel Moore — Producer, vocal coach and writer
- Terez — Girlfriend of Monifah Carter
- Syleecia Thompson — Sister and manager of Syleena Johnson
- James "Big Jim" Wright — Record producer and writer
- Musiq Soulchild;- Grammy Award-nominated R&B/neo soul artist, father of Kameelah Williams' son
- Don Vito;-producer, LaTavia Roberson's boyfriend and father of her daughter, Lyric
|Season||Episodes||Season Premiere||Season Finale|
|1||8||August 20, 2012||October 8, 2012|
|2||10||May 1, 2013||July 10, 2013|
Season 1 (2012)
|Title||Original air date|
|1||1||"Sisters in Song"||August 20, 2012|
|2||2||"Mothers, Models, and Divas"||August 27, 2012|
|3||3||"Labor Pains"||September 3, 2012|
|4||4||"DC Or Bust"||September 10, 2012|
|5||5||"You Can't Hold a Diva Down"||September 17, 2012|
|6||6||"A Time to Heal"||September 24, 2012|
|7||7||"Empire State of Mind"||October 1, 2012|
|8||8||"Essence of a Diva"||October 8, 2012|
Season 2 (2013)
|Title||Original air date|
|-||-||"R&B Divas Pre-Party"||April 13, 2013|
|The special, hosted by Joe Claire, updates viewers about what the cast of R&B Divas has been up to since the finale of season one. It will also feature a preview of the upcoming season along with a collection of the most popular music videos from the cast.|
|9||1||"Get to Stepp'n"||May 1, 2013|
|10||2||"Oil and Water"||May 8, 2013|
|11||3||"Work It Diva"||May 15, 2013|
|12||4||"So So Diva"||May 22, 2013|
|13||5||"A Good Day To Cry Hard"||May 29, 2013|
|14||6||"Faith No More"||June 5, 2013|
|15||7||"Divas Last Stand"||June 12, 2013|
|16||8||"Till Divas Do Us Part"||June 19, 2013|
|17||9||"The Reunion Part One"||June 26, 2013|
|18||10||"The Reunion Part Two"||July 10, 2013|
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- "TV One's Newest Reality Series "R&B Divas: LA" Announces Cast". The Futon Critic. February 12, 2013. Retrieved May 15, 2013.
- "TV One Announces Network's First-Ever VOD Premiere - "R&B Divas LA" World Premiere Set for Sunday, July 7 on VOD". The Futon Critic. June 10, 2013.
- "TV One Renews Hit Reality Series "R&B Divas Atlanta" and "R&B Divas LA"". The Futon Critic (Press release). November 18, 2013.
- "Inside R&B Divas". TVone.tv. August 18, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
- "Exclusive: 'R&B' Divas' With Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert, Syleena Johnson To Premiere on TV One". Billboard.biz. June 25, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
- "Syleena Johnson Album & Song Chart History". Billboard.com. September 19, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
- "Keke Wyatt Album & Song Chart History". Billboard.com. September 19, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
- "Faith Evans Album & Song Chart History". Billboard.com. September 19, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
- "Brownstone Album & Song Chart History". Billboard.com. September 19, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012.