Today marks the first day of Women’s History Month, so what better way to kick it off than to have a look at our favorite Black women!

1. Michelle Obama

2. Chaka Khan

3. Faith Evans

4. Beyonce

5. Oprah Winfrey

6. Wendy Williams

7. Toni Braxton

8. Chilli

9. Monica

10. Sade

11. Rihanna

12. Patti LaBelle

13. Tamar Braxton

14. Marsha Ambrosius

15. Mariah Carey

16. Ledesi

17. Lauryn Hill

18. Jill Scott

19. Sherri Shepherd

20. Lisa Raye

21. Jennifer Hudson

22. Gladys Knight

23. Kerry Washington

24. Janet Jackson

25. Nene Leakes

26. Kandi Burruss

27. Estelle

28. Elle Varner

29. Tamera Mowry-Housley

30. Solange

31. Brandy

32. T-Boz

33. Aretha Franklin

34. Jada Pinkett-Smith

35. Anita Baker

36. Angie Stone

37. Paula Patton

38. Keri Hilson

39. Mary J. Blige

40. Tyra Banks

41. Whoopi Goldberg

42. Toni Morrison

43. Beverley Johnson

44. Tina Turner

45. Vanessa Williams

46. Chanel Iman

47. Mary Mary

48. Melanie Fiona