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Aretha Franklin Literally Sings Eric Holder’s Praises at Portrait Unveiling

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Eric Holder's official portrait was unveiled today ahead of his impending departure as attorney general, but he got quite the tribute today, when surprise musical guest Aretha Franklin showed up to serenade him, President Obama, and the entire crowd assembled at the unveiling.

Aretha Franklin fist-bumps Obama at ceremony for Attorney General Eric Holder

President Obama shed tears and soul legend Aretha Franklin gave a surprise performance as Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. bid farewell to the Justice Department on Friday after a 39-year career, including the past six as the nation's top lawyer. During a ceremony to unveil his official portrait, Holder, 64, said he was proud of […]

Stars Trace Their Path to Success in Ogilvy's Grand New American Express Campaign

American Express tells four heartfelt stories of celebrity struggle, and ultimate success, in these spots from Oglivy & Mather. The ads—featuring queen of soul Aretha Franklin, sitcom star Mindy Kaling, GoPro founder Nick Woodman and restauranteur Natalie Young—aired in edited form during Sunday's Academy Awards on ABC. Show More Summary

Aretha Franklin and Mindy Kaling star in AmEx's big money Oscars ad campaign (AXP)

American Express is betting big on the Oscars this year with a run of four 30-second ads during the event, which will be broadcast on ABC this Sunday, February 22. Each ad features a celebrity (and AmEx customer) — singer Aretha Franklin,...Show More Summary

The Man Who Wrote Every Rock Star’s Book

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

David Ritz has channeled the lives of such stars as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Lang Lang. Here everyone’s go-to ghostwriter proves he’s a great talker himself.

Beyonce & Sam Smith 2015 Grammy Awards Red Carpet & Winners List

The actors took a break while the music industry had its night to shine with the 57th Annual Grammy Awards! It was a big night for Sam Smith, who took home FOUR Grammys, and Beyonce surpassed Aretha Franklin to win the second most Grammys ever. Check out the complete winners list as well as a […]

Aretha Franklin touring, playing 2 NYC-area shows (dates)

photo: Aretha Franklin in Austin in 2014 (more by Tim Griffin) Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is returning to the road this year, including a couple shows in the NYC-area this March. She plays Newark, NJ on 3/14 at NJPAC...

Sleep Machine - Wild for You

Sounds like: The Black Keys, Paramore, The Peach Kings Song: Sleep Machine - Wild for You What's so good? Pegged as “Aretha Franklin meets Led Zeppelin,” Sleep Machine’s pulsating “Wild for You” makes them sound more appropriately like if Jenny Lewis hooked up with The Black Keys. Show More Summary

Aretha Franklin Throws Shade All Over Taylor Swift & Nicki Minaj

Aretha Franklin is known worldwide as the legendary “Queen of Soul,” but based on a recent interview she did with the Wall Street Journal, we might need to amend that title to “Queen of SHADE.” Auntie ReRe was promoting her newest album ‘Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics’ and she was asked about today’s top female artists. Show More Summary

Mos Def, RZA, Aretha Franklin & more speak about Eric Garner issue; benefit shows for his family happening in NYC

photo: Mos Def at Rock the Bells 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin) The Eric Garner protests, like last weekend's Millions March, in NYC continue, and recently a number of musicians have spoke about the issue too. Mos Def...

Gospel Star Aretha Franklin Serenades Taylor Swift With Impromptu 'Happy Birthday' (Video)

Taylor Swift got an early birthday gift on Friday from gospel music star Aretha Franklin, who serenaded her with an impromptu "happy birthday" performance.

Congratulations, Taylor Swift, on Your First Black Friends 

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

The artist formerly known as country singer Taylor Swift had a great weekend. On Friday she was on the receiving end of a happy birthday serenade from shade queen Aretha Franklin. She finally turned 25 years old on Saturday and thatShow More Summary

Watch Aretha Franklin Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ To An Awestruck Taylor Swift

Yesterday,BillboardcelebrateditsannualWomeninMusicAwards inNewYork.Theeventgatheredtogetherawho’swhooftoday’smostpopularmusicalladies,includingArianaGrande,IggyAzalea,CharliXCX,andParamorefrontwomanHayleyWilliams.AlsoinattendancewastheQueenofSoulherself,ArethaFranklin,whoofferedupanearlybirthdaypresent tothisgeneration’sversionofmusicroyalty,TaylorSwift.

Taylor Swift Gets Serenaded By Aretha Franklin On 'Best Birthday Ever'

Taylor Swift can definitely show you incredible things. Though the "Blank Space" singer's birthday wasn't until Saturday, Dec. 13, Aretha Franklin kicked things off at Friday's Billboard Magazine's #WomenInMusic panel. Swift basically...Show More Summary

Aretha Franklin sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to Taylor Swift (VIDEO)

Taylor Swift got a surprise Happy Birthday serenade last night from the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin, at the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Awards. Watch the video here: The post Aretha Franklin sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to Taylor Swift (VIDEO) appeared first on Rickey - Entertainment News, Videos, Recaps, Results.

Aretha Franklin Serenades Taylor Swift 

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

In today's Tweet Beat, Taylor Swifts receives birthday wishes from the Queen of Soul, there might be a pumpkin spice emergency and Azealia Banks is trying to bring back a trend. Read more...

Aretha Franklin Sings 'Happy Birthday' to Taylor Swift - Full Video

Taylor Swift blows out the candles on her cake with the legendary singer Aretha Franklin by her side at the 2014 Billboard Women of the Year event held at Cipriani Wall Street on Friday (December 12) in New York City. The 24-year-old singer will be celebrating her 25th birthday TOMORROW (December 13) and she got [...]

Aretha Franklin Reigns Supreme At 2014 Billboard Women In Music!

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

The Queen still reigns supreme! Watch Aretha Franklin accept her Icon award at the 2014 Billboard Women In Music!

Watch Aretha Franklin sing 'Happy Birthday' to Taylor Swift

Aretha Franklin showed some R.E.S.P.E.C.T. to Taylor Swift on Friday, just hours before the "Shake It Off" singer turns 25 at midnight on Dec. 13, by singing "Happy Birthday." The Queen of Soul sang the tune onstage to Swift, who got up and hugged Franklin at the end of it. Show More Summary

Idina Menzel Finally Had Her Breakthrough at Billboard Women in Music Luncheon

Idina Menzel dons a form-fitting black dress at the 2014 Billboard Women In Music Luncheon held at Cipriani Wall Street on Friday (December 12) in New York City. The 43-year-old entertainer was joined by Aretha Franklin, Chrissy Teigen, Colbie Caillat, and Sharon Osbourne while being honored at the event. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics [...]

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