aretha franklin

Aretha Franklin’s Missing Wills Discovered in Couch, Locked Cabinet

Yesterday, Aretha Franklin's estate filed three newly discovered wills of the late singer's in Michigan court, as the Associated Press and other outlets report. Franklin's niece Sabrina Owens…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 22, 2019

Aretha Franklin Awarded Pulitzer Prize

Aretha Franklin has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize in the Special Awards and Citation category. The committee's announcement page praised the late singer's "indelible contribution to American…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 15, 2019

Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace Doc Producer Claims She Was Never Paid

A producer who claims she managed the reassembling, editing, and screening of Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace concert film told Variety that she has not been paid for years of work. The producer,…
Tosten Burks / April 5, 2019

Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace Concert Film Gets Release Date, New Trailer

Aretha Franklin's concert film Amazing Grace, documenting her iconic 1972 performances at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, will be released on April 5 in Los…
Tosten Burks / March 6, 2019

$178,000 Suspected Stolen From Aretha Franklin Before Her Death

Michigan law enforcement are investigating claims that nearly $180,000 was stolen from Aretha Franklin in the months before her death. Oakland County prosecutors told the…
Rob Arcand / March 2, 2019

Grammys 2019: Watch an Aretha Franklin Tribute Featuring Fantasia, Yolanda Adams, and Andra Day

The Recording Academy paid tribute to the late Aretha Franklin with a joint performance by Fantasia Barrino, Yolanda Adams and Andra Day at the 2019 Grammys. Pictures of…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 11, 2019

Aretha Franklin’s 1950s Gospel Album Songs of Faith Is Being Reissued

The character of the late Aretha Franklin's legendary voice owed a lot to her upbringing in the Baptist church. Prior to scoring her first major record contract with Columbia…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 8, 2019

Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace Documentary to Hit Theaters in Early 2019

Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace documentary will be released in North American theaters in "early 2019," Deadline and others report. The film, which documents the recording of Franklin's…
Tosten Burks / December 7, 2018

Aretha Franklin’s Detroit Mansion Sells for $300,000

One of the last houses owned by Aretha Franklin has been sold. According to the Associated Press and the Detroit News, the 5,600-square-foot, 5-bedroom, six-bathroom home…
Rob Arcand / November 24, 2018

Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace Concert Film to Be Released After 46 Years

The Aretha Franklin estate has reached an agreement to release the late singer's long-shelved film documenting her January 1972 performances at New Temple Missionary Baptist…
Tosten Burks / November 5, 2018

Elton John Honors Aretha Franklin With Detroit Performance of “Border Song”

Elton John used his appearance in the late Aretha Franklin's home town to pay a warm tribute to her -- and highlight something special she…
Gary Graff, Billboard / October 13, 2018

Aretha Franklin Exhibit Coming to Detroit’s Museum of African American History

A new Aretha Franklin exhibit is coming to the Detroit museum that hosted her public visitations last month. As the Detroit Free Press reports, the Charles H.
Rob Arcand / September 23, 2018

Bishop Apologizes for Groping Ariana Grande and Making Fun of Her Name at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

Ariana Grande was among the many performers at Aretha Franklin’s star-studded funeral in Detroit yesterday. After singing "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," Grande was…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / September 1, 2018

Watch Ariana Grande Perform “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

Ariana Grande was one of several singers who performed musical tributes to Aretha Franklin at the Queen of Soul's funeral today, with Grande singing the classic "(You Make Me Feel…
Andy Cush / August 31, 2018

Aretha Franklin to Be Honored With Park Name in Detroit

Detroit mayor Mike Duggan has announced plans to rename the city's Chene Park amphitheater in honor of the late Aretha Franklin. "Our beautiful waterfront jewel will be Aretha…
Anna Gaca / August 31, 2018
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