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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...

Gladys Knight Has Pancreatic Cancer

Gladys Knight has pancreatic cancer.The 'Midnight Train To Georgia' singer revealed she is battling the disease as she attended the funeral of Aretha Franklin, who passed away from the same condition earlier this month.Speaking as...

Janet Jackson Wins Bmi Icon Award

Janet Jackson was honoured with the BMI Icon Award at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.The 52-year-old singer was given the prestigious prize at the ceremony on Thursday (30.08.18) at the Woodruff Arts Center's Symphony Hall...

Jennifer Hudson To Perform Amazing Grace At Aretha Franklin Funeral

Jennifer Hudson will perform 'Amazing Grace' at Aretha Franklin's funeral. The 36-year-old singer - who is due to play the late Queen of Soul, who passed away earlier this month aged 76 from pancreatic cancer,...

Ariana Grande To Perform At Aretha Franklin's Funeral

Ariana Grande will perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral. The 25-year-old singer will join the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Faith Hill, Shirley Caesar and Chaka Khan as they all take to the stage individually...

Taylor Swift Honours Aretha Franklin With Moment's Silence

Taylor Swift honoured the late Aretha Franklin with a moment of silence at her concert in Detroit, Michigan, on Tuesday (28.08.18).The 'Look What You Made Me Do' hitmaker took to the stage in Aretha's hometown...

Aretha Franklin's Estate To Donate Fur Collection To Peta?

Aretha Franklin's estate has been urged by PETA to donate her fur coats to the organisation.The music icon died at her home on August 16, aged 76, and the animal rights' organisation has subsequently written...

When She Did It Better: The Ultimate Aretha Franklin Covers Playlist

It's been nine days since the legendary Queen of Soul passed away, leaving behind a legacy of some of the most astounding music in chart history. While Aretha Franklin may have had hits with 'R.E.S.P.E.C.T.'...

Album Of The Week: Remembering Aretha Franklin With 'Spirit In The Dark'

It's something of a coincidence that an Aretha Franklin record is our Album of the Week. It so happens that her legendary 'Spirit in the Dark' was released exactly 48 years ago today via Atlantic...

Gladys Knight To Perform At Aretha Franklin Memorial Service

Gladys Knight is set to perform at Aretha Franklin's memorial next week.The late Queen of Soul tragically passed away last week at the age of 76 after having battled pancreatic cancer for several years, and...

Madonna Defends Her Vmas Tribute To Aretha Franklin After Backlash

Madonna has addressed the backlash that followed her speech at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at the weekend, after she was criticised for being disrespectful in her tribute to the late Aretha Franklin.The pop...

Madonna Slams Critics Via And Instagram Post Saying 'I Love Aretha'

Madonna has responded to critics who slammed her Aretha Franklin memorial at the MTV VMAs. The 60-year-old 'Queen of Pop' appeared at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) ceremony in New York Monday night (20.08.18)...

Aretha Franklin Had No Will

Aretha Franklin reportedly had no will.The Queen of Soul tragically passed away last week at the age of 76 after having battled pancreatic cancer for several years, but despite her deteriorating condition, she never had...

Madonna Kisses Nicki Minaj At Mtv Vmas

Madonna and Nicki Minaj shared a kiss backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday night (20.08.18).The Queen of Pop locked lips with the rapper as the pair hung out backstage at Radio...

Full 2018 Mtv Vma Winners! (And Why Everyone Was Disappointed In Madonna)

The 2018 MTV VMAs were finally handed out last night but rather than the event being a cause for celebration, many people are unhappy with how everything went down. From the winners to the speeches,...

Madonna Thanks Aretha Franklin For Career

Madonna says she wouldn't have a career without Aretha Franklin.The 'Like A Prayer' hitmaker paid tribute to the late music icon - who passed away last week at the age of 76 - whilst on...

Music News Round-up: Aretha Franklin Tributes, Katy Perry In The Studio, Lily Allen's Book

ARETHA FRANKLIN TRIBUTES POUR IN The world of music is in mourning this weekend, following the passing of legendary singer Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, on Thursday at the age of 76. Tributes have...

Rip Aretha Franklin - Seven Of Her Most Captivating Songs

Aretha Franklin, one of popular music’s most enduring icons and known as the Queen of Soul, passed away this week at the age of 76.The legendary vocalist died in Detroit on Thursday morning (August 16th)...

Michelle Williams: Aretha Franklin Gave Me Confidence In My Voice

Michelle Williams says Aretha Franklin gave her confidence in her voice.The Destiny's Child singer was originally worried that her voice was not ''pop'' enough to make it in the music business but listening to music...

Aretha Franklin's Family To Host Public Viewing Before Her Funeral

Aretha Franklin's fans will be able to visit the late star during two public viewings before her funeral.The Queen of Soul tragically passed away on Thursday (16.08.18) at the age of 76, and before she...

Stevie Wonder Pays Tribute To Aretha Franklin

Stevie Wonder has praised Aretha Franklin as a ''great human being''.The soul legend tragically passed away on Thursday (16.08.18) at the age of 76 after being ''gravely ill'' for some time, and her longtime friend...

Ariana Grande Pays Tribute To 'Sweet' Aretha Franklin

Ariana Grande remembered Aretha Franklin with a stunning performance of 'Natural Woman'.The 25-year-old singer paid tribute to the legendary soul star - who tragically lost her battle with pancreatic cancer aged 76 on Thursday (16.08.18)...

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