Although she’s been making club-banging dance music since the jump, Rihanna’s career wasn’t predicated on being able to shake that ass like her fans do. This all changed with the release of her latest CD, “Loud” and the gyration-heavy performances she’s been serving up with “What’s My Name.”
Best Moves: “What’s My Name” at the 2011 Grammys
The R&B star maximized her krumping skills as the genre swept American in the early 00’s — but while subsequent styles have bumped the frenetic full body spasm out of popular favor, her “music” has similarly suffered. Bottom line: she’s one fresh face away from being permanently cut from this list
Best Moves: “1, 2 Step” video
#4. Lady GaGa
Forging an early bond with choreographer du jour Laurieann Gibson has served GaGa well over the last three years as she’s eschewed standard moves for more atypical, yet no less popular, creations.
Best Moves: “Bad Romance” at The 2009 AMA’s
#2. Nicole Scherzinger
When you front a group born out of a burlesque dance club, odds are you can slam it to the ground and shake it all around with the best of them. But the biggest surprise about the Pussycat Dolls’ queen bee has been her consistent ability to serve up hard-hitting routines while singing live.
Best Moves: “When I Grow Up”
Was there any doubt B would snag the top slot? If you thought otherwise, I don’t know what you’ve been doing for the last 15 years, but it certainly wasn’t watching a single live performance — be it in concert or on television — as the megastar consistently devoted every ounce of her to the routine. And the fact she was able to do it night after night on her seemingly endless I Am Sasha Fierce Tour makes Beyonce’s professionalism and skill all the more impressive,
Best Moves: “Single Ladies” on 2008 AMA’s