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Rag 'N' Bone Man Surprised By Elton John Phone Call

Rag 'n' Bone Man was shocked when Elton John told him he liked his music.The 'Human' singer was amazed when he received a call from the 'I'm Still Standing' hitmaker - who he dubbed ''one...

Aretha Franklin, The Queen Of Soul, To Retire From Music

Soul legend Aretha Franklin has announced her intention to retire from making music in order to spend more time with her family and grandchildren – but only after recording one final album in collaboration with...

Aretha Franklin Announces Retirement From Music

Aretha Franklin has announced that she is retiring later this year.The Queen of Soul has decided that 2017 is the year she is going to stop making music and her final album is going to...

Aretha Franklin Announces Her Retirement

The Respect singer, who began her career in the 1960s, revealed during an interview with Detroit TV station WDIV Local 4 that she will soon be recording an album and after its release...

Nicki Minaj Passes Taylor Swift As Billboard Hot Hitmaker

Run Up, the latest track to feature the hip-hop star, debuted at number 66 on the Billboard charts on Monday (06Feb17), giving Nicki the edge over Taylor with 71st appearances in the Hot...

Clive Davis Film To Open Tribeca Film Festival

Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives will premiere in New York on 19 April (17) followed by a tribute concert featuring Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, and Earth, Wind & Fire. Based...

Aretha Franklin To Follow David Bowie As New York Tribute Concert Subject

The stars will be joined by Todd Rundgren and Kenny Loggins at The Music of Aretha Franklin concert at Carnegie Hall. The event will make up the 14th annual Music of... series,...

Aretha Franklin Causes A Stir With Lengthy National Anthem Performance

Prior to the Detroit Lions-Minnesota Vikings Thanksgiving showdown at Detroit's Ford Field, the music legend played an inspired, highly extended version of The Star-Spangled Banner.Wearing a grey fur coat and a knit Detroit Lions hat,...

Aretha Franklin Cancels Gigs On Medical Advice

Aretha Franklin has been advised by her doctor to cancel a number of concerts. The 74-year-old singer has axed an upcoming gig in Virginia this month, along with a performance at 'Tony Bennett Celebrates 90'...

Aretha Franklin Sitting Out Tony Bennett's Birthday Concert Special

The 74-year-old was set to take the stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall on 15 September (16), alongside the likes of Elton John, Billy Joel, Lady Gaga, and Stevie Wonder, for...

Aretha Franklin's Childhood Home Saved From Demolition

Franklin was born in the cottage in Memphis, Tennessee in 1942. On June 7 (16), Shelby County Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter put the home into city receivership, with an order to "abate nuisance through...

Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin And More For Tony Bennett Tv Special

Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga and Sir Elton John are among stars who will perform live on TV for Tony Bennett's 90th birthday.NBC's 'Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come' will air on...

Billy Joel And Elton John Joining Tony Bennett For 90th Birthday Special

Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Diana Krall, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, k.d. lang, and Rufus Wainwright will also perform in Tony's honour during the two-hour concert, which will air on America's NBC...

Jessie J 'Inspired' To Write New Music

Jessie J is feeling ''oh so inspired'' to write new music.The 'Domino' hitmaker has been listening to classic artists including Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston to get her in the mood to pen songs for...

Aretha Franklin: 'Zika Virus May Have Been The Cause Of Prince's Death'

The 57-year-old Purple Rain musician died at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota on Thursday (21Apr16), a week after he was hospitalised with flu-like symptoms in Illinois.And among all the tributes from the superstar's...

Aretha Franklin Describes The Loss Of Prince As A "Blow"

Soul star Aretha Franklin has described the untimely death of Prince as "such a blow". The RESPECT singer paid tribute to the Purple Rain hitmaker who passed away at his home on Thursday, April 21...

Aretha Franklin 'Ready To Sign' For Biopic Of Her Life

Plans for a movie based on the upbringing and career of the legendary singer have been in place since 2011. At the time, Aretha said she wanted Halle Berry to play her, but Jennifer Hudson...

Aretha Franklin On The Lookout For Biopic Investors

The 74-year-old Respect singer has been making hits in the music industry since the 1960s and movie producers are eager to document her incredible journey in a biopic - and fortunately for fans, a screen...

Aretha Franklin Scraps Florida Concerts

The Respect star was scheduled to perform at Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on 29 March (16), but on Monday (14Mar16), venue officials announced Franklin had decided to call off the gig...

Aretha Franklin Nearing Resolution In Documentary Battle

The 73-year-old Queen of Soul won a series of legal bids in a Colorado Federal Court last year (15), banning the movie from being screened at several film festivals, but in a new, joint injunction...

Aretha Franklin Launching Food Product Line

The Respect singer has told Detroit, Michigan's Local News 4 Today she is working with an organisation in Arizona on a new range of chilli and gumbo. And there's a chicken and...

Aretha Franklin Outlines Hotel And Food Plan For Flint, Michigan Residents

A slew of celebrities, including Cher, Pearl Jam, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, and Mark Wahlberg have been stepping up to provide bottled water and financial aid to Flint locals, who have...

Aretha Franklin Makes Surprise Appearance At Holiday Concert

The Big Band Holidays gig marked the orchestra's first show at their newly-renovated Rose Theater home and Aretha made the event one to remember by walking out onstage to a standing ovation after...

Santana Percussionist Raul Rekow Dead

The musician was part of Carlos Santana's group for 34 years from 1976 to 2013, and appeared on 16 Santana studio albums. Paying tribute to his friend and bandmate on Facebook.com, Santana...

Aretha Franklin Sued Over Condominium Fees

The singer is being sued over alleged unpaid homeowner fees. Officials at the Hills of Lone Pine Association claim they are owed more than $11,500 (£7,200). Sources tell the Detroit News...

Aretha Franklin Pays Tribute To Former Publicist

The veteran music representative passed away on 30 September (15) at her home in Scottsdale, Arizona, and soul legend Franklin, one of her celebrity clients, has released a statement to honour the 65...

Mark Wahlberg Asks Pope's Forgiveness

Mark Wahlberg asked Pope Francis to forgive him for his 'Ted' movies.The 44-year-old actor attended the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia on Saturday (26.09.15) and joked he hoped God had a ''sense of humour''...

Aretha Franklin Has Personal Gift For Pope

The veteran superstar is set to sing for the Pontiff at a special event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday night (26Sep15). She will also be granted an audience with the head of...

Aretha Franklin Calls Off Oklahoma Shows

The veteran singer had been due to perform in Durant and Tulsa in October (15), but the 73 year old, who travels via tour bus because she is afraid of flying, is convinced...

Sister Sledge To Perform For Pope Francis

Sister Sledge are set to perform for Pope Francis.The iconic music group will sing at global gathering 'The World Meeting of Families 2015' in Philadelphia, America on Saturday (26.09.15) to mark the religious leader's first...

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