aretha franklin

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

Behold Pete Davidson at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

Pete Davidson is at Aretha Franklin's funeral, mingling with Hillary and Bill Clinton. Ariana Grande, Davidson's fiancé, is singing a tribute, so it's not exactly…
Andy Cush / August 31, 2018

Watch Aretha Franklin’s Memorial Service Live From Detroit

The late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is being honored today at a private "Celebration of Life" memorial service at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit,…
Anna Gaca / August 31, 2018

Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Faith Hill, More to Perform at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

Aretha Franklin's funeral is scheduled to be held at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit on Friday, August 31, and a lineup of 19 performers…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 24, 2018

Aretha Franklin Memorial Concert to Feature Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, Ron Isley, More: Report

Following Aretha Franklin's open-casket viewing and prior to her funeral in Detroit, the city's Chene Park will host a memorial concert for the soul legend,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 23, 2018

Read Aretha Franklin’s Incredible All-Caps Emails to Wynton Marsalis

Jazz trumpeter and pontificator Wynton Marsalis has known Aretha Franklin since the '80s. Upon meeting her, he writes in a new Billboard essay celebrating the Queen of Soul,…
Andy Cush / August 22, 2018

Aretha Franklin Died Without a Will: Report

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Aretha Franklin left no will at the time of her death. Given that the legendary singer had been…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 22, 2018

Did Madonna Finally Exact Revenge on Aretha Franklin at the VMAs?

Here are three facts about the world that are not in dispute: Aretha Franklin died on August 16. Madonna's birthday is August 16.
Jordan Sargent / August 21, 2018

Madonna Defends Awkward Aretha Franklin VMA Speech: “I Did Not Intend to Do a Tribute to Her!”

Madonna posted a clarification to her Instagram page on Tuesday afternoon regarding her awkward tribute to the late Aretha Franklin during Monday night's VMAs. The…
Maggie Serota / August 21, 2018

Madonna Gives Aretha Franklin a Baffling Tribute at the 2018 VMAs

In the lead up to the 2018 VMAs, reports surfaced of a planned tribute to Aretha Franklin, the musical titan and civil rights activist who…
Maggie Serota / August 21, 2018
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