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