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18 Reasons Why VH1’s Divas Live ‘98 Was The Best Concert Ever

Aretha, Mariah, Celine, Gloria, and Shania all on one stage? Concerts have never been the same since.

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1. The headliners.

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2. Presenter Jennifer Anniston crimped hair for the occasion.

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3. Mariah Carey performed first and her hair was bigger than the rest of her body.

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4. And she told the audience that being a diva is all about the ensemble.

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5. And she ran across the stage in her giant heels so everyone could see her performance.

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6. Gloria Estefan made her glorious entrance and got tangled in her shrug, but she didn’t let that stop her from belting her song...

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7. Or waving her hands in the air like she didn’t care.

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8. Bill and Hillary Clinton made a cameo to help launch VH1’s Save the Music Foundation, and Hillary wore one of her legendary pantsuits.

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9. Shania Twain wore a glittery crop top and matching high-waisted capris.

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10. And she brought out her guitar for "You're Still the One" and nailed it.

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11. Sarah McLachlan gave a PSA for something other than sad, dying animals.

Her cameo was in support of VH1's Save the Music Foundation.
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Her cameo was in support of VH1's Save the Music Foundation.

12. Aretha Franklin performed "A Rose is Still a Rose" and there are no words.

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13. She also invited Mariah Carey to perform “Chain of Fools” with her and showed off her best shimmy for Mariah.

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14. Celine brought her campy self and it was amazing.

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15. And she threw up the finger guns.

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16. And she banged on her piano like it was a pair of bongo drums.

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17. Carole King made a guest appearance to perform “You’ve Got a Friend” with Celine, Gloria, and Shania.

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18. And then all the divas and Carole King performed “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” and killed it.

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Relive all the magic by watching the VH1's Divas Live '98 on Youtube.

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