The triple threat born Dana Owens, has been crowned since her career inception as a rapper named Queen Latifah. Aside from her Grammy Award for the empowering song "U.N.I.T.Y.," Latifah has garnered an Academy Award nomination, an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe Award. Her metamorphosis in music was complete when she turned out two albums as a jazz singer: The Dana Owens Album and Trav'lin' Light, the latter of which garnered a Grammy nomination. She has nearly 40 film projects to her credit according to IMDb, including 'Chicago,' 'Hairspray,' and 'Last Holiday.' Latifah appeared alongside Kevin James and Vince Vaughn in this year's 'The Dilemma,' and will be seen with Dolly Parton in the gospel film 'Joyful Noise,' as well as heard in the fourth installment of the animated 'Ice Age' franchise, 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' in the coming months.