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Aretha Franklin’s “Day Dreaming” Is an Understated Masterpiece

A few months over 46 years ago, Aretha Franklin released one of the greatest songs ever recorded, one among the many in that pantheon for…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 16, 2018

Barack Obama Understood Aretha Franklin’s Greatness as Well as Anyone

Two years before her death, Aretha Franklin was the subject of a reverent profile by New Yorker editor David Remnick. The piece is filled with insight about her…
Andy Cush / August 16, 2018

Remembering Aretha Franklin’s Most Important Musical Moments

In the beginning was the Voice, and the Voice was with God, and the Voice was God. My edition of the Book of John says…
Alfred Soto / August 16, 2018

Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Paul McCartney, and More Remember Aretha Franklin

Legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died at age 76 of complications from advanced pancreatic cancer, according to a statement from her family. Universally admired for her iconic voice and…
Isabella Castro-Cota / August 16, 2018

Aretha Franklin Will Save Us: Danyel Smith’s 1994 Essay on the Queen of Soul

Critic Danyel Smith's essay on Aretha Franklin, "Dreaming America," was originally published in the March 1994 issue of Spin. In light of Franklin's death at age…
Danyel Smith / August 16, 2018

Aretha Franklin’s Family on Queen of Soul’s Death: “We Have Lost the Matriarch and Rock of Our Family”

Aretha Franklin's family issued a statement following the Queen of Soul's death Thursday morning. The legendary singer died at her Detroit home while under hospice care for…
Maggie Serota / August 16, 2018

Aretha Franklin Dead at 76

Aretha Franklin, monikered the Queen of Soul and one of the most revered singers in the history of pop music, has died at the age…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 16, 2018

Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert Planned for Madison Square Garden in November

An all-star tribute to Aretha Franklin is in the works for November in New York, Billboard has confirmed. As Showbiz411 first reported, the concert is being spearheaded by one of…
Gil Kaufman, Billboard / August 14, 2018

Aretha Franklin Is in Hospice Care in Detroit [UPDATED]

Update (8/14/18, 8:24 a.m.): Early Tuesday morning, CNN reported that Aretha Franklin has entered hospice care in Detroit. The singer's nephew, Tim Franklin, confirmed the news to People.com and Radar. "She’s requesting prayer, pray…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 13, 2018

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
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