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Divas Sing Gospel And R&B; Women Sing Both Sacred and Pop (VIDEOS)

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Aretha Franklin performs before being honored during the TV Land Awards, Saturday, April 14, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Aretha Franklin performs before being honored during the TV Land Awards, Saturday, April 14, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Some church folk claim that artists who started singing Gospel in the church and then crossed over to R&B and pop have abandoned the faith. But these nine Divas have kept one foot in the church and the other in the charts and shown that they have the power to move both bodies and souls during their career.

Check out this slideshow of Gospel and R&B hits from these great women. What Divas who sing both would you add to this list?

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