This is shaping up to be a pretty stellar cast!
Following Tuesday's announcement that Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige had been added to this Winter's The Wiz Live!, even more A-List stars are now rumored to be part of the musical event.
That's because we're hearing the Beyoncé herself has been offered the role of Glinda the Good Witch in the NBC adaptation!
While she has yet to accept, we can totally see Bey leading show show alongside Queen Latifah's Wizard and Mary J. Blige's Wicked Witch of the West.
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And as if that trio weren't enough to secure ratings, producers are reportedly also considering Uzo Aduba for a role!
Crazy Eyes has been on Broadway before starring in the revival of Godspell, so we're really hoping to see Orange is the New Black meet the Yellow Brick Road!
Which other celebs do U want to see star in The Wiz Live??
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NBC is at it again!
The network announced back in March that it was going to put on a live TV adaptation of the popular Broadway musical The Wiz, in the same vein as Peter Pan Live! and The Sound of Music Live!
Now, two of the leads have been revealed! Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige will star in the show!
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The U.N.I.T.Y. rapper will play the iconic role of the wizard, which is typically a male role and was played by Richard Pryor in the movie version.
But, the show's producers are super excited to switch things up with QL:
Nina Simone's classic song Feeling Good has been covered too many times to count.
Whether by hopeful reality competition contestants, or celebs who've already made names for themselves, many of these renditions have been great. But none of them have ever really been able to capture the same tone and feeling of the late great singer.
That is, until Lauryn Hill.
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The 40-year-old musician covered the iconic track as a part of an upcoming tribute album entitled Nina Revisited.
Her voice just glides effortlessly over the notes, but the emotion in her words is totally tangible! And when she lets loose with the riffs, you can really tell the feeling is genuine, rather than just an effort to sound pretty or precisely mimic Nina's notes.
Ch-ch-check out her FAB version (below)!
Her Lip gloss is still poppin'!
Lil' Mama has been expanding her resume over the past few years. She served as America's Best Dance Crew judge and played Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in the biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story!
Now, she's back to rapping, and just released a music video for her new single Sausage!
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Though the lyrics include talk of eggs and bacon, 25-year-old isn't rapping about breakfast food — she's promoting safe sex!
Food always makes an appropriate metaphor for intercourse, doesn't it?
Check out the '90s-style music video (below) and see if you can catch the references to other artist's music videos like Mary J. Blige, Madonna, and Michael Jackson!
What a dynamic duo!
At the 2015 Grammys, Sam Smith and Mary J. Blige performed a FLAWLESS performance of Sam's hit Stay with Me.
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First off, the pair's vocals were just incredible. Second, we thought the chemistry between the two was so natural AND electric.
Wow, Sam is having SUCH a fabulous night — major wins and a memorable performance!
Oh, and we'd love to see these two collaborate on a project in the future!
The AMAs audience just got three minutes of free Therapy!
The flawless Mary J. Blige brought some diva magic to the stage with her newest song, co-written by Sam Smith!
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to hear gurl show 'em how it's done with some old school soul!
When Mary J. Blige and Sam Smith combine forces, absolute magic happens.
Sam co-wrote her new song Therapy, and it is AH-Mazing!
SRSLY! This new ditty is deep, heartfelt, and a must listen to! Your ears will thank you after you've heard all 3 minutes and 22 seconds of it!
Ch-ch-check out her soulful crooning (above)!!!
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