The 40th annual American Music Awards aired Sunday night and by many standards, it was definitely the best one yet. Artists from all genres of music were present displaying their talent and musical capabilities.
In recent times, it seems that with these great names in music come the growing trend of curvaceous physiques that are taking shape. Singer Adele, who has seemingly paved the way for women to accept and even embrace their curves and bodies has been outspoken about not caring what critics have to say about her weight. In fact, in the singer’s biography titled Adele: The Biography, the songstress stated that she was very comfortable with her body and was making no plans to shed pounds. Has Adele started a revolution of curves being cool assets for women to have in Hollywood and even elsewhere? Back in February, the “Rolling In The Deep” singer responded with grace and dignity when designer Karl Lagerfeld called her “fat.”
She simply stated: “I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines,” she stated to media outlets. “I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that.”
Women are constantly bombarded with messages from the media and elsewhere to be “thin” and “perfect”. Many of the messages are seen as hampering and even devastating due to unrealistic pressure placed upon women to be thin or skinny in order to be happy or achieve success. It seems, however that those messages to be “thin” are a thing of the past.
During Sunday evening’s AMAs, many of those huge names in music seemed to be sporting curves and healthier bodies. Singers such as Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson and Ke$ha seemed to perform with thicker bodies than they had before. Aguilera, who just like Adele has been criticized for her weight has also seemed not to care what the media says about her curves.
Another notable performer during Sunday’s award show who seemed to be “bountifully blissful” included Nicki Minaj.
So has the entertainment industry turned a corner in its demand for women to look slender and even in unhealthily skinny or are the curves we are seeing on our favorite stars simply temporary trends of the times?
Regardless of what the industry is doing, it is perhaps refreshing to see the rich and famous embrace the richness of who they are without taking extreme measures to look dangerously thin.
If curves on our favorite singers are just a fad, then this temporary message singers are sending their fans and our youth will hopefully have a lasting impact long after the fad to embrace thicker physiques passes. Many of the singers and artists of today are stating with their appearances and comments that you can be healthy with curves… and healthy is always “in”, regardless of outward appearances.
So have the recent curves on celebrities encouraging you to embrace the ones you have? Take a look below at notable singers who are a bit thicker than industry standards!
Cicely C. Mitchell, 100.3 KILT /Houston