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Aretha Franklin enters the Gospel Hall of Fame

Followers of this site are clearly aware of two things: One: We love multiple genres of Music. Two: We currently only rank those who are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We will never change the first, but the second is something that we are slowly looking to rectify. Show More Summary

#HappyBirthday Lorraine Hansberry: Donny Hathaway--"Young, Gifted & Black" (live)

The tribute was of course composed by her good friend Nina Simone, who always credited Lorraine Hansberry for bringing her into the movement. Many have covered Simone's "Young, Gifted, and Black," including Aretha Franklin, Big Daddy Kane, and Me'Shell Ndegeocello, but Donny Hathaway's live rendition always spoke to a broader notion of a Black public for me.

Meghan Linsey: 'The Voice' Finale Performances - Watch Now!

Meghan Linsey and Blake Shelton wow the crowd while performing Aretha Franklin‘s “Freeway of Love” during day one of The Voice Season 8 Finale on Monday (May 18) in Universal City, Calif. The 28-year-old singer also performed Percy Sledge‘s “When a Man Loves a Woman” and original song “Change My Mind,” which she wrote a [...]

Aretha Franklin says her voice is ‘better than ever’ ahead of her Strathmore concert

Pop music is full of royalty, but there’s only one Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin. And at 73, it’s still good to be the queen. Last year, she released her 38th studio album, “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics,” received the first Billboard Women in Music Icon Award and earned an honorary degree from Harvard University. Show More Summary

The Right to Disrespect?

"R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Find out what it means to me," sang Aretha Franklin decades ago. R-E-S-P-E-C-T -- what everyone is taught in character building class; a class that starts as soon as one is able to babble. How many times have we beenShow More Summary

Freddie Gray, Dr. Seuss, and Aretha Franklin

All kinds of theorists are trying to explain what's going on in Baltimore and around the country in the wake of Freddie Gray's death while in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department. Mary Sanchez of the KC Star cuts through a lot of the rhetoric, and makes it plain for all to see, and suddenly a number of other powerful voices came to mind. "All I'm askin' for is..."

Hear This: Aretha Franklin wrote the perfect theme for romantic summer road trips

In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, we’re talking about the songs we like most when the weather gets warm. Aretha Franklin, “Day Dreaming” (1972) Embittered misanthropes and East Coast...Show More Summary

Happy Birthday Kelly Clarkson! Here Our Our Five Favorite Kelly Covers!

Today is Kelly Clarkson's 33rd birthday! Kell rose to fame as the first winner of American Idol, where she covered hits by Aretha Franklin and Celine Dion. Since then, she's released seven studio albums and became a mom for the first time last year. [ Related: Kelly Sings Phantom Of The Opera! ] While we love her original [...]

Miriam Bienstock, Co-Founder of Atlantic Records, Dies at 92

Miriam Bienstock ran the business side in the early years of a record company that would later become a giant in the industry, with artists like Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles.

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There are a buncha musical birthday folk today, including Elton John and Hoyt Axton. But let's feature Aretha Franklin. Here she is performing "Dr. Feelgood" in Amsterdam in 1968....

R-E-S-P-E-C-T the Queen: 10 Times Aretha Franklin Stole the Show

Editor’s note: This week we’re celebrating the birthdays of three phenomenal performers—Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and Mariah Carey—who not only share late-March birthdays but who also have voices that have defined their generations. Show More Summary

Happy Birthday, Divas!

Editor’s note: This week we’re celebrating the birthdays of three phenomenal performers—Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and Mariah Carey—who not only share late-March birthdays but who also have voices that have defined their generations. Show More Summary

Ain’t Nobody Like Chaka Khan: 10 Songs That Will School a New Generation

Editor’s note: This week we’re celebrating the birthdays of three phenomenal performers—Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and Mariah Carey—who not only share late-March birthdays but who also have voices that have defined their generations. Show More Summary

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin rolls into Las Vegas in August

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She’s the Queen of Soul, the diva of all divas, a woman who could go by one name. Aretha Franklin brings her six-decade catalog classic hits to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for one night on Friday, Aug. 14.

Exclusive Glee First Listen: Hear Mercedes' Powerful Diana Ross Cover From the Series Finale

Aretha Franklin. Whitney Houston. Christina Aguilera. Over the years, Mercedes (Amber Riley) has covered many of music's most powerful and acclaimed singers on Glee. But for one of her final performances on the Fox musical comedy, the McKinley High alum will take on one of the most well-known... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Glee Amber Riley

Aretha Franklin To Play Oracle Arena In August

In her first Bay Area concert date in over 30 years, great diva Aretha Franklin has just booked a show for August 10 at Oakland's Oracle Arena. [ more › ]...

Aretha Franklin Chooses Ariana Grande Over Britney Spears, Adele and Lady Gaga

Ariana Grande may have some problems on her first ever arena tour, but she is clearly a favorite of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. According to Pop Dust,Aretha Franklin is a huge fan of Ms. Grande and chose her out of all today’s pop stars as a possible duet choice. Show More Summary

Aretha Franklin Reveals Which Pop Star She Wants To Do A Duet With! It Is…

Think of allllll of the biggest names in pop music. Britney Spears. Katy Perry. Adele! Well, all of them are marvelous but there's one pint-sized singer who is better than the rest in Aretha Franklin's eyes. [ Related: Aretha Franklin Reigns Supreme At 2014 Billboard Women In Music! ] The 72-year-old singer was talking to Hoda Kobt on [...]

Earnest & Just - Still Here

Sounds like: Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, George Michael, The Dramatics Song: Earnest & Just - Still Here What's so good? It's hard to hear this song and not feel like you've lost all control of your limbs. Imagine hearing this outdoors on a summer evening, just before sunset. Show More Summary

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