3 gen­res, 3 shows, 3 di­vas. THE SWEET SMELL OF SUC­CESS HEADS OUR WAY

The Washington Post Sunday - - MUSIC - BY ROGER CATLIN

There is no “i” in pop star, but there cer­tainly is one in diva— and in the names of the three women who are head­lin­ing big con­certs here this week, Ariana Grande, Sha­nia Twain and Nicki Mi­naj. They hail from dif­fer­ent mu­si­cal gen­res, rep­re­sent­ing dif­fer­ent decades and three dif­fer­ent na­tions. One had huge sales, but the oth­ers boast a much larger pres­ence on so­cial media. (In the 21st cen­tury, which is more im­por­tant?) All are rep­re­sented by their own scents, and each has spent time as a re­al­ity-show judge. All are diminu­tive. Two have even worked to­gether, with Grande and Mi­naj team­ing up on the hit “Bang Bang” with Jesse J. Let’s fur­ther com­pare the three as the big shows ap­proach:

JOHN JAY CABUAY FOR THE WASHINGTON POST

Catlin is a free­lance writer. style@wash­post.com

Sha­nia Twain plays the Ver­i­zon Cen­ter, 601 F St. NW, Tues­day at 7:30 p.m. Ariana Grande plays there Satur­day at 7:30 p.m. Call 202-397-7328 or visit ver­i­zoncen­ter.mon­u­men­talnet­work.com. Nicki Mi­naj plays Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cel­lar Door Dr., Bris­tow, Va., Wed­nes­day at 7 p.m. in a show that also fea­tures Rae Srem­murd, Ti­nashe and Dej Loaf. Call 703-754-6400 or visit www.live­na­tion.com.

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