In 2008, the life and times of Etta James was documented in a searingly accurate portrayal in the film Cadillac Records.
Beyonce played Etta James in the tale of a record label that helped launched the career of James and other black musicians.
The label started selling albums from the back of Leonard Chess' Cadillac, and launched the careers of not only Etta James, but also legendary musical personalities like blues singers and harmonica players Little Walter and Muddy Waters, as well as songwriter Chuck Berry.
Records featured many great actors like Jeffery Wright and Mos Def, but none of those roles stood out like Beyonce's portrayal of Etta James.
As we continue to celebrate the life of Etta James, we want to take a look back the role that sparked so much conversation and debate over the past four years.