Nearly 20 years later, that emotional connection shows no signs of fraying. The nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter -- who has earned such sobriquets along the way as "the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul" and "the Empress of Soul" -- returns Dec. 21 with her ninth studio album, "Stronger" (Matriach/Geffen/Interscope). Produced and co-written by Stargate, "I Am" debuted at No. 46 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Not only was the bow the singer's best start since 2007, it marked her 17th top 50 debut as a lead artist -- the most by a female -- and her 59th appearance overall among women, second only to the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin (99).
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