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Jennifer Hudson to Star in Aretha Franklin Biopic

Jennifer Hudson will star as Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic about the singer, as Deadline reports. She was apparently hand-picked by Franklin for the role. Hudson’s…
James Rettig, Stereogum / January 29, 2018

New Orleans Jazz Fest Announces 2018 Lineup: Aretha Franklin, Jack White, David Byrne, Beck, Aerosmith

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has officially announced its 2018 lineup. This year's headliners include Aretha Franklin, Aerosmith, Sting, Jimmy Buffett, Beck, Jack White,…
Anna Gaca / January 23, 2018

Aretha Franklin Is Still Mad at Dionne Warwick for What Happened at Whitney Houston’s Funeral

One thing you should never do is say that Aretha Franklin is the late Whitney Houston's godmother, because it's not true. Dionne Warwick made that…
Brian Josephs / April 25, 2017

Aretha Franklin Announces Retirement (Doesn’t Actually Retire)

Aretha Franklin is all-in when she sings but is now half-stepping when it comes to retirement. The legendary singer told Detroit's WDIV Local 4 that she's…
Brian Josephs / February 9, 2017

Aretha Franklin Performs ‘Purple Rain’ at the White House

Last December, Aretha Franklin made the normally composed President Barack Obama cry when she performed "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" at the…
Brian Josephs / May 2, 2016

Watch Aretha Franklin, Miranda Lambert, James Taylor, and More Perform at Last Night’s Kennedy Center Honors

During last night's PBS airing of the Kennedy Center Honors, Aretha Franklin strode onstage in a head-to-toe fur coat, sat down at a piano in…
Brennan Carley / December 30, 2015

Aretha Franklin Shows Off Eye-Rolling Sass in New Supercut

In the middle of the press tour for her new album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, the legendary belter has officially given up on…
Brennan Carley / October 22, 2014

Aretha Keeps Adele’s Legacy ‘Rolling’ on ‘Letterman’ Last Night

Over her half-century in the music business, Aretha Franklin has certainly learned how to build a whole lot of buzz in a short span of…
Andrew Unterberger / September 30, 2014

Aretha Franklin Schools Adele on Roiling ‘Rolling in the Deep’ Cover

Over the course of her 50-plus years of churning out boisterous and soulful vocal jams, Aretha Franklin has established herself as one of the most technically…
Colin Joyce / September 29, 2014

Andre 3000 to Help Aretha Franklin Finish Covers Album

Aretha Franklin is calling on Andre 3000 to help her wrap up an album of cover songs, as producer Don Was is unable to finish the project…
Olivia Forman / June 25, 2014

Bono, Aretha Franklin, R. Kelly and More Honor Nelson Mandela

Tributes continue to pour in for Nelson Mandela, the South African leader who died on December 5 at age 95. U2's Bono wrote a 1,051-word…
Marc Hogan / December 6, 2013

POTUS Playlist: Barack Obama Drops a Sweet Spotify Mix

It's not like we're very surprised, but President Obama, who has already gone down in history as the first candidate to have waged a truly…
SPIN Staff / February 9, 2012

Aretha Franklin, ‘Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete on Columbia’ (Legacy/Columbia)

Before she was the Queen of Soul on Atlantic, the prodigious young Aretha spent nearly seven years recording torchy ballads and polite standards at Columbia.
Andrew Hultkrans / March 22, 2011

Kanye, Jay-Z, Britney Prep New Singles + More

Kanye West, Jay-Z, Britney Spears will be dropping heavily anticipated new music next Tuesday. After an unofficial demo leaked this week, Spears will…
SPIN Staff / January 7, 2011
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