Diva Hall of Fame

The Diva Hall of Fame Channel honors all of the women from PAST to PRESENT, who have established themselves as ICONS and have amassed legions of gay men as their devoted subjects.

RuPaul The Diva Series

RuPaul | The Diva Series

RuPaul has been recording and building his image since the mid-80’s. It wasn’t until his debut album Supermodel of the World in 1993 that all his work paid off. The initial single Supermodel (You Better Work) was a global success, which led to becoming a spokesperson for MAC cosmetics, his own talk show The RuPaul…

Erika Jayne The Diva Series

Erika Jayne | The Diva Series

Party Favorz is back with a new entry into the Diva Hall of Fame. Erika Jayne (Erika Girardi) was born and raised in Atlanta, GA (my adopted home city) and rose to prominence with the release of her debut single Rollercoaster in 2007, which topped the Billboard Dance Club chart. Subsequent singles like Stars, Give…

Debbie Harry + Blondie The Diva Series

Debbie Harry + Blondie | The Diva Series

Blondie is an American New Wave and Punk band formed in the late 70’s by frontwoman Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. While their first two albums performed well in the UK and Australia, they were largely considered an underground band in the US. It wasn’t until the release of “Parallel Lines” in 1978 and…

Shirley Manson The Diva Series

Shirley Manson + Garbage | The Diva Series

If you were into alternative rock in the 90’s (and who wasn’t) or were bouncing off the walls at raves popping up all over the globe, then you were likely a big fan of Garbage. The group formed in Madison, Wisconsin in 1993 and featured Scottish-born Shirley Manson and Americans Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, and Butch…

Kelly Rowland The Diva Series

Kelly Rowland | The Diva Series | Updated

Party Favorz has inducted Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child into the Diva Hall of Fame. However, this doesn’t paint the full picture of the continued success of DC’s members. Kelly Rowland was an original member of Destiny’s Child but also had a great deal of success on her own. In between albums, she released her debut “Simply Deep”…

Destinys Child The House Sessions

Destiny’s Child | The House Sessions

Painting a picture of Destiny’s Child dance history would not be complete without the soulful renditions of their tracks. This is where Maurice Joshua comes into the picture. Much like his contemporaries Frankie Knuckles, Todd Terry, Louie Vega, Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez, Eric Kupper to name a few, Joshua had been producing and remixing tracks since the…

Destinys Child The Diva Series

Destiny’s Child | The Diva Series

If you’ve been paying attention, you would have realized that Destiny’s Child would be the next inductees into the Diva Hall of Fame. DC was originally an all-female quartet called Girl’s Tyme, which formed in 1990. With minor success, they eventually signed to Columbia and became known as Destiny’s Child. Managed by Mathew Knowles (father…

TLC The Diva Series

TLC | The Diva Series

LC which consisted of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and were formed in Atlanta, Georgia (what up ATL) in 1990, are the ultimate all-girl group from the 90’s that was only 2nd to the Spice Girls in worldwide popularity and hit singles. Actually, they beat them in the latter. which consisted of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left…

En Vogue The Diva Series

En Vogue | The Diva Series

After the wildly successful dance-pop debut by Expose in the late 80’s, commercial music began taking a detour right when Hip Hop started to mainstream to a wider audience. In 1990, En Vogue released their debut album “Born To Sing” which yielded the #2 hit “Hold On.” As talented as these ladies (Terry Ellis, Dawn…

Dolly Parton The Diva Series

Dolly Parton | The Diva Series

Party Favorz has covered every major DIVA recording artist that has topped Billboards Dance Club Charts over the past 30 years, the majority of which are included in its Greatest of All Time Top Dance Club Artists chart where Madonna reigns supreme. I’ve also completed tributes to other artists whose music wasn’t necessarily intended for…

Jocelyn Brown The Diva Series

Jocelyn Brown | The Diva Series

From session work with some of the most iconic artists and labels (Cerrone, Bette Midler, Martha Wash, Salsoul Records, Artista, and Warner Brothers) in the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s to her own solo work Miss Jocelyn Brown has been a force within the music industry for over 50 years now. Many may recognize the sampling…

Whitney 2018 The Diva Series

Whitney 2018 Thank You Mix | The Diva Series

In the final days of 2017, I thought I’d show some appreciation for the folks that have donated, contributed and made comments by sending up a thank you mix by Whitney (no last name required) to take us into 2018. You folks are the only reason I’m sticking this out one more year. Originally, I…

Madonna Erotica 25th Anniversary

Madonna: 25 Years of SEX | The Diva Series

The upending of the moral majority has been consistent for decades as the self-righteous slunk from one faux outrage after another. No one was more effective in raising their ire than Madonna. As a pop princess in the 80’s, she reached the pinnacle of pop-stardom with slickly produced vanilla fair that tantalized and tweaked our inner-demons.…

Annie Lennox The Diva Series

Annie Lennox 2017 | The Diva Series

The original Annie Lennox Diva Series was released in May of 2009. She was one of my earliest inductees. As a personal preference as an artist, vocalist and performer, her music has gotten me through some of the most darkest moments in my life. Since the original set is missing several favorites, I felt it…

Sade The Diva Series

Sade | The Diva Series

Surprise! After it was brought to my attention that the David Morales remix of ‘Surrender’ (which heavily samples ‘I Never Thought’) featured in volume 3 of the Legacy series was virtually non-existent, I decided to dive deeper into my collection of Sade remixes and then went on a hunt to see what all was out…

The Diva Series Sia

Sia | The Diva Series [Updated]

Sia has been on my shortlist for a long time as a Diva Hall of Fame inductee. The problem as I always saw it was putting together all of the songs from an extensive career that goes back to the late 90’s that were in a variety of genres and BPM’s. After all, it wasn’t…

The Diva Series Madonna 2017

MADONNA Birthday Celebration 2017 | The Diva Series

It’s time to C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E the birthday of the most enduring ICON of the past 30 years…MADONNA! As usual, I gather up the best of the best bootlegs of her work that have been re-imagined for today’s dance floors. Each year after posting a new podcast, I setup a Madonna folder where I throw in any…

The Diva Series Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande | The Diva Series

From Nickelodeon to worldwide superstar, the road to stardom has been pretty much smooth sailing for the pint-sized DIVA, Ariana Grande. Granted, she isn’t earning that status because of some ongoing Twitter feud with one of her contemporaries or because she’s a femme fatale or even because she has a reputation for being difficult to…

The Diva Series Selena Gomez 1

Selena Gomez | The Diva Series | Expanded & Remastered

Since the original release of Selena’s induction into the Diva Hall of Fame in May of last year, her star has been burning even hotter with collaborations from Kygo & Charlie Puth in addition to several more releases from her platinum album “Revival”. As such, I decided to go ahead and update and expand the…

Beyonce The DIVA Series

Beyoncé 3.0 | The DIVA Series

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born September 4, 1981 in Houston, TX. She rose to fame in the early 90’s as a member of the all-girl group (who deserve their own induction into the prestigious Diva Hall of Fame) Destiny’s Child. The four ladies of this group were whittled down to three with accusatory fingers pointing in…

Rihanna The DIVA Series

Rihanna 2.0 | The DIVA Series

You had to know this was going to happen LOL. This set was more difficult than most to put together so I made different versions and posted version 2 not the final version. That’s now been corrected. The changes are pretty significant with new additions and updated versions of older songs that sound pretty dated…

Barbra Streisand The Diva Series

Barbra Streisand | The DIVA Series

Barbara Joan “Barbra” Streisand is an American chanteuse, songwriter, actress and movie director who has won awards in all aspects of her career including ten Grammy awards, Two Academy awards, five Emmy awards and nine Golden Globes. She has sold 145 million records worldwide and has maintained her position for over six decades giving another…

Adele The Diva Series

Adele | The DIVA Series

Rick is out of town for the weekend so last night I decided to revisit this set only to realize I made a glaring omission; I left out “Make You Feel My Love.” The song was originally written by Bob Dylan but never released until much later. When the original surfaced, Billy Joel, Trisha Yearwoood…

Inaya Day The Diva Series 1

Miss Inaya Day | The Diva Series

We are now at the most important part of this morning’s post, which is the long overdue induction into the Diva Hall of Fame of the one and only Miss Inaya Day. I was browsing around the Billboard club charts a month or so ago and stumbled across a section I had NEVER seen before…

Erasure The Diva Tribute

Erasure | The DIVA Tribute pt. 2

The second half of the DIVA Tribute focuses on Erasure’s output from the mid-90’s and on. Their writing remained sharp and focused like the uplifting rally cry of “Freedom,” the absolutely beautiful “Sacred” “Be With You” and “If I Could Fall in Love With You”. While I skipped over their remake of Cerrone’s “Supernature” a…

Erasure The Diva Tribute pt.1

Erasure | The DIVA Tribute pt. 1

It’s not the way you lead me by the hand into the bedroom It’s not the way you throw your clothes upon the bathroom floor Been thinking about ya, I just couldn’t wait to see Fling my arms around ya as we fall in ecstasy Ooh, sometimes The truth is harder than the pain inside,…

George Michael Tribute

George Michael Tribute pt. 2 | Freedom ’16

I had originally planned to update George’s original induction into the Diva Hall of Fame from 2010 this next year. Under the circumstances, I changed those plans and undertook the project the day after Christmas. I couldn’t allow the original mix be the final word. I spent an entire day remastering each song one by…

The Diva Series George Michael

George Michael | Tribute 1963 – 2016

It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that I am re-posting George Michael’s original induction into the Diva Hall of Fame and am now filing it under Tribute. He is truly one of the greatest artists of my lifetime and his album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 is one of my top 10 all-time…

The Diva Series Crystal Waters 1

Crystal Waters | The Diva Series

It was the summer of 1991 when my ex, Eddie and I traveled to New York. This was my first trip to the Big Apple, though he had been many times. It was the era of Mayor Dinkins and Times Square was a shell of it’s current glory or, pretty much a shit hole laced…

The Diva Series Spice Girls

Spice Girls | The Diva Series

If you downloaded this mix in the first 24 hours, it has been updated to the final edited version. The podcasts are the same, but 5 minutes have been edited out over various songs. Over the decades, there have been plenty of girl groups that wrangled the public’s attention. The Supremes or Diana Ross &…