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Aretha Franklin Is Awarded The Pulitzer Prize

Aretha Franklin has been posthumously awarded the Pulitzer prize.The 'I Say A Little Prayer' hitmaker - who passed away last year at the age of 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer - has been...

Aretha Franklin Theft Investigation Halted

Police have halted their investigation into a theft from the late Aretha Franklin.The 'R.E.S.P.E.C.T.' singer died of cancer in August, but two months before she passed away, officers in Michigan began looking into an allegation...

Aretha Franklin Honoured At Grammys

Aretha Franklin received a special musical tribute at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (10.02.19).The Queen of Soul passed away aged 76 last August and her lasting legacy was recognised by Andra Day, Yolanda Adams -...

Dua Lipa And St. Vincent To Duet At Grammys

Dua Lipa is set to duet with St. Vincent at the Grammys on Sunday (10.02.19).The 23-year-old pop star and the 36-year-old singer-songwriter will share the stage together for the first time performing a currently unknown...

Aretha Franklin Honoured By Host Of A-listers At Tribute Concert

Aretha Franklin was honoured at a star-studded tribute concert. A hoard of A-list celebrities such as Alicia Keys and Celine Dion took the stage to pay homage to the late Aretha - who died last...

Celine Dion Learned 'Deeper' Singing From Aretha Franklin

Celine Dion learned to sing from the ''soul'' thanks to the late Aretha Franklin.The 50-year-old singer has praised the late 'Respect' hitmaker - who passed away in August last year - for teaching her to...

Police Investigating Alleged Stolen Assets From Aretha Franklin's Estate

Police are investigating allegations of a theft from the estate of Aretha Franklin, which has been tangled in controversy since the singer’s death last summer.Detroit Police Lt. Timothy Abbo stated on Thursday (January 10th) that...

Theft From Aretha Franklin Being Investigated

Police are investigating a theft into Aretha Franklin's estate.The 'R.E.S.P.E.C.T.' singer died of cancer in August, but two months before she passed away, officers in Michigan began looking into an allegation that some of her...

Aretha Franklin's Estate Allegedly Owes Millions To Taxman

The IRS is claiming that the estate of the late Aretha Franklin owes $6.3 million in back taxes, with the possibility of the figure rising to $7.8 million in penalty fees.According to legal documents filed...

Aretha Franklin's Estate Pays 3m In Back Taxes

Aretha Franklin's estate has paid $3 million in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) since her death. TMZ has obtained documents filed by the IRS, claiming that the late Queen of Soul -...

Kelly Clarkson: Aretha Franklin Helped My Shyness

Kelly Clarkson overcame her shyness because of Aretha Franklin.The 36-year-old star has paid tribute to the late soul legend - who died at the age of 76 in August after a battle with pancreatic cancer...

Aretha Franklin's Mansion Sold For 300k

Aretha Franklin's Detroit mansion has been sold for $300,000. The late Queen of Soul - who died in August at the age of 76 - was born in Memphis, Tennessee but grew up mostly in...

Mariah Carey Was 'Very Intimidated' By Aretha Franklin

Mariah Carey felt ''very intimidated'' when she duetted with her idol Aretha Franklin.The 'Hero' hitmaker has opened up about the day the pair hit the stage together for VH1's 'Divas Live' in 1998, which saw...

Aretha Franklin Gown Sells For $10k

A gown owned by Aretha Franklin fetched $10,000 at the Hard Rock Cafe's 'Icons & Idols: Rock-N-Roll' by Julien's Auctions in New York City.Over 30 items of clothing owned by the legendary Queen of Soul...

Music News Round-up: Elton John UK Tour Dates, Long-lost Aretha Franklin Film And Vampire Weekend Album Four

ARETHA FRANKLIN FILM TO BE RELEASED AFTER NEARLY 50 YEARS A documentary film about Aretha Franklin, capturing the power of her live performances, is to see the light of day after nearly 50 years in...

Elton John Remembers Aretha Franklin's Last Show

Sir Elton John didn't think Aretha Franklin would be able to perform her final show.The Queen of Soul - who died of cancer in August - gave her last performance at the 71-year-old singer's annual...

Iggy Azalea Writing Biography

Iggy Azalea is going to write a biography about her move to America to follow her dream of becoming a pop star.The 'Fancy' rapper left her native Australia to launch her music career in the...

Taylor Swift Breaks Ama Record

Taylor Swift has broken the record for the most American Music Award wins by a female artist.The 'Look What You Made Me Do' hitmaker scooped Tour of the Year, Favorite Album - Pop/Rock, Favorite Female...

Aretha Franklin's Ama Tribute

Aretha Franklin was honoured with a star-studded gospel tribute at the American Music Awards.The Queen of Soul died of cancer aged 76 in August and a number of singers, including Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary,...

Gladys Knight To Honour Aretha Franklin At Amas

Gladys Knight will pay tribute to the late Aretha Franklin at the American Music Awards.The 74-year-old music icon will honour her friend - who passed away last month at the age of 76 after a...

Burt Reynolds, Aretha Franklin Honoured With Emmy's In Memoriam

Burt Reynolds, Anthony Bourdain, David Cassidy, and Aretha Franklin were among the stars honoured during the In Memoriam segment of the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday (17.09.18).The Television Academy paid tribute to a host of...

Lenny Kravitz 'Blessed' To Have Been Aretha Franklin's Friend

Lenny Kravitz feels ''blessed'' to have been able to call the late Aretha Franklin a friend.The 'American Woman' singer admitted his younger self would have been overwhelmed by his closeness to the Queen of Soul...

Gladys Knight Opens Up On Aretha Franklin's Emotional Funeral

Gladys Knight didn't think she'd make it through her songs at Aretha Franklin's funeral.The 74-year-old singer performed both 'You'll Never Walk Alone' and 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' in honour of her late friend - who...

Dolly Parton Named Musicares Person Of The Year

Dolly Parton has been named as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year.The 76-year-old music icon will be the first country music artist to receive the honour in the event's 29-year history and she will...

Nile Rodgers And Chic Have Announced A UK Tour

Nile Rodgers and Chic have announced a UK tour. The 65-year-old musician is set to headline a five date arena tour in December, and the legendary disco group's run will start in Glasgow before heading...

Aretha Franklin's Family Upset With Eulogy

Aretha Franklin's family have slammed the pastor at her funeral for delivering an ''offensive and distasteful'' eulogy.The Queen of Soul was laid to rest in Detroit on Friday (31.08.18) but her loved ones are unhappy...

Aretha Franklin Didn't Make A Will Before She Died

Aretha Franklin's death shook the globe as millions mourned the loss of the Queen of Soul. However, among the tears and tributes, it seems her family are embarking on a legal feud for the superstar's...

Aretha Franklin Died Without A Will

Aretha Franklin died without a will. The 'I Say a Little Prayer' hitmaker passed away last month at the age of 76 but her four sons - Clarence, 63, Edward, 61, Ted, 54, and Kecalf,...

Gladys Knight Clarifies Pancreatic Cancer Confusion

Gladys Knight does not have pancreatic cancer.The 74-year-old singer caused confusion at Aretha Franklin's funeral on Friday (31.08.18) when she told reporters that she and Aretha - who died two weeks ago after a long...

Nile Rodgers Refused To Produce Aretha Franklin's Disco Song

Nile Rodgers refused to produce a disco song for Aretha Franklin.The Chic star has revealed he was asked to work on the late soul legend's 1979 song 'Only Star' from her LP 'La Diva', but...

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