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See Cynthia Erivo as Aretha Franklin in New Genius Teaser Trailer

National Geographic will be adding a little respect to the Academy Awards on Sunday with a trailer for the next season of its Genius series.
Josh Chesler / February 8, 2020

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

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The 25 Best Soundtrack Albums of the 1990s

In the 1980s, music and film collided for cross-promotional blockbusters both transcendent (Purple Rain) and transcendently cheesy (Footloose). In the ‘90s, soundtracks continued to sell…
Al Shipley / August 27, 2020

Jennifer Hudson Stars as Aretha Franklin in First Respect Teaser Trailer

Over two years ago, Jennifer Hudson was tapped by none other than Aretha Franklin herself to star in a biopic about the Queen of Soul.
SPIN Staff / June 28, 2020

James Brown: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the June 1988 issue of SPIN. Just as the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, with its circular stairway,…
Scott Cohen / October 5, 2019

Aretha Franklin Estate Announces New Fund for Rare Form of Pancreatic Cancer

Friday marked the first anniversary of Aretha Franklin's death, and the Aretha Franklin estate took the opportunity to announce the launch of a new fund…
Rob Arcand / August 18, 2019

Eurythmics: Our 1985 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the August 1985 issue of SPIN. The day Be Yourself Tonight lay tightly canned and set for the…
Simon Garfield / July 28, 2019

Sade: Our 1985 Interview

This article originally appeared in the May 1985 issue of SPIN. Sade Adu is like her songs—smooth, elegant and beautifully arranged. A coffee-colored…
Jessica Berens / July 20, 2019

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

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
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