In today's music industry, image can trump talent, and many of the top stars have had their struggles with weight, often facing public and industry scrutiny. As part of our Black Music Month coverage, we take a look at some of the top black songstresses and their weight journeys. --- Janell Hazelwood (Additional reporting by Kahliah Laney
Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.