Pretty Girls makes history every single day. My goal is to highlight some of our pretty iconic trailblazers and hopefully spark some inspiration for you to pursue your dreams with new-found zeal and passion.
Oprah Winfrey made Pretty Girl History on today:
January 2, 2007 — Talk show host Oprah Winfrey opened her school for girls in South Africa. The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in Gauteng one of the nine provinces of South Africa. The school will educate 152 students in grades seven through twelve. The school cost 40-million-dollars to build and features computer and science labs, a library and a wellness center. The mission is to support the development of a new generation of dynamic women leaders. Learn more information by visiting the site here: The Oprah Winfrey Academy.
Mariah Carey made Pretty Girl History on today:
January 2, 1996 — Pop star Mariah Carey‘s album “Daydream” was certified Multi-Platinum. Daydream is the fifth studio album by Mariah Carey, released on October 3, 1995. This was the follow-up to her internationally successful album Musicbox and holiday album Merry Christmas. This was her first album where she showcased her love for R&B and HIP HOP. She first worked with Jermanie Dupri, co-wrote/produced a song with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, and worked with R&B Group Boyz II Men.
Salt ‘n Pepa made Pretty Girl History on today:
1991 — The single “Do You Really Want Me” by Salt ‘n Pepa was released. Salt ‘n Pepa is a hip hop trio from Queens, New York consisting of Cheryl “Salt” James, Sandra “Pepa” Denton, and Deidra “DJ Spinderella” Roper. The group was formed in 1985 and was one of the first all-girl rap groups. They have accomplished alot in their career have won many awards including a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (1995), MTV Video Music Award for Best Electronic Dance Music Video (1994), MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography (1994), MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video (1994) and BET Hip Hop Awards I Am Hip-Hop Icon Award (2010).