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Aretha Franklin And Patti Labelle To Headline White House Concert

Singing legends Aretha Franklin and Patti Labelle are among the headliners for the upcoming Women of Soul concert hosted by America's First Lady Michelle Obama.Some of music's biggest names are heading to the White House...

Jennifer Hudson Feels Confident

Jennifer Hudson has learnt to embrace her figure.The 'Feeling Good' hitmaker, who lost 80 pounds after first signing up as a Weight Watchers spokesperson a few years ago, admits she no longer feels self-conscious on...

Renee Fleming Announced For Super Bowl 2014: A Look Back On Some Of The Great Anthem Singers Through The Years

Opera soprano Renee Fleming has been announced to sing the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Feb. 2. Fleming’s appointment is a pretty big deal,...

Aretha Franklin Lands Bet Honour

Soul legend Aretha Franklin and Motown Records mogul Berry Gordy are set to be saluted for their career achievements at the 2014 BET Honors.Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube will also be among the honourees at the upcoming...

Aretha Franklin Working On Christmas

Singer Aretha Franklin is skipping the holiday festivities to finish her new album.The Respect hitmaker is set to release her latest record next year (14), and has decided to work through Christmas in order to...

Bono Pens Essay Tribute To Nelson Mandela

U2 frontman Bono has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela by writing an essay on the late anti-apartheid revolutionary. The 53-year-old singer, who along with his bandmates contributed the song 'Ordinary Love' to the biopic 'Mandela:...

Aretha Franklin Makes Performance Comeback At Glitzy Gala

Soul queen Aretha Franklin returned to the stage to perform in New York on Tuesday night (22Oct13) after months of ill health.The 71 year old has been battling health problems since 2010, when she underwent...

Marc Jacobs Honoured At Fgi Night Of Stars

Marc Jacobs was honoured Fashion Group International's annual Night of Stars gala.The acclaimed fashion designer and his business partner Robert Duffy were presented with the Superstar Award by controversial pop star Miley Cyrus at the...

Aretha Franklin Back On Top After Medical Treatment

Aretha Franklin is delighted to be working on new music after recovering from an undisclosed illness.The soul singer, 71, has been battling health issues since 2010 when she underwent surgery to remove a tumour. She...

Elvis & Aretha To Feature On Latest A Very Special Christmas Compilation

The King of Rock 'n' Roll Elvis Presley and the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will be featured on the Special Olympics' latest holiday songs compilation.Presley croons Blue Christmas, while Franklin performs Winter Wonderland on...

Aretha Franklin: 'My Recovery Is Miraculous'

Soul veteran Aretha Franklin has issued an update on her ongoing health problems after a spate of cancelled appearances this summer (13), branding her recovery "absolutely miraculous".The singer has been battling ill health over the...

Aretha Franklin Pulls Out Of Civil Rights Ceremony

Aretha Franklin's ongoing battle with ill health has forced her to drop out of an upcoming civil rights prizegiving.The soul singer was set to be honoured at the Major League Baseball (Mlb) Beacon Awards in...

Aretha Franklin To Be Honoured With Civil Rights Award

Music legend Aretha Franklin is to be honoured for her contribution to the civil rights movement as part of a special celebration of equality in baseball.The singer will be feted during the Major League Baseball...

Undisclosed Illness Causes Aretha Franklin To Cancel Michigan Show

Soul legend Aretha Franklin has cancelled a Michigan show due to an ongoing medical treatment. According to Reuters, Franklin issued an open letter of apology to her fans, explaining that there was a “miscalculation” with...

Aretha Franklin Writes Letter To Fans After Cancelling Another Show

Music legend Aretha Franklin has written a candid letter to fans after cancelling another show due to health problems.The 71-year-old singer axed a number of concerts this year (13) so she could receive treatment for...

R.i.p Bobby Bland: "The Lion Of The Blues" Singer Dies Aged 83

The 'Turn On Your Love Light' star, also known as Bobby "Blues" Bland and "The Lion of the Blues", was extremely influential in the blues genre, establishing a unique sound that incorporating gospel-influenced singing into...

Aretha Franklin Scraps Three More Shows

Aretha Franklin has axed another trio of concerts on medical grounds.The Queen of Soul has already scrapped two upcoming shows this week (begs20May13) on the advice of her doctor, and she has now cancelled another...

Aretha Franklin Bounces Back From Illness With Tv Performance

Aretha Franklin ignored doctors' orders to rest following treatment for a mystery condition by performing on American Idol on Thursday night (16May13).The soul queen scrapped two upcoming shows set to take place next week (begs20May13)...

Awkward: Did Aretha Franklin Already Know The 'American Idol' Result?

Err, shooting into first place for the most awkward piece of television for 2013, it's Aretha Franklin telling everyone who won American Idolseason twelve before the result was officially announced! Appearing via satellite from New...

Aretha Franklin Axes Shows Due To Medical Reasons

Aretha Franklin has cancelled two concerts due to undisclosed medical reasons.The soul legend has pulled out of a show with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on May 20, and a solo performance at Connecticut's Foxwoods Resort...

Aretha Franklin Cancels Shows For Mystery Medical Treatment

Soul icon Aretha Franklin has axed two upcoming concerts to undergo treatment for another mystery condition.The Respect hitmaker was due to perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Illinois next Monday (20May13) and hit the...

Stars Turn Out For Phil Ramone Memorial

Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Quincy Jones and Josh Groban were among the stars who came together in New York on Saturday night (11May13) for a memorial in honour of late music producer Phil Ramone.The producer...

Stars Pay Tribute To Music Mogul Phil Ramone

Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Sir Elton John and Barbra Streisand are among the stars mourning the loss of top music producer Phil Ramone following his death on Saturday (30Mar13).Ramone, who won 14 Grammy Awards during...

Aretha Franklin Enjoys Marathon Birthday Bash In New York

Aretha Franklin had a birthday to remember in New York on Monday (25Mar13) as she was serenaded by the cast of a Broadway musical before partying with Tony Bennett and Berry Gordy.The soul legend turned...

Alexandra Burke Working On Gospel Sound

Alexandra Burke will have a ''gospel, spiritual sound'' to her new album.The 'Hallelujah' singer has been recording at her home studio in London and flying to the US to work on her third record, and...

Aretha Franklin Laughed At Beyonce Lip-sync Drama

Soul icon Aretha Franklin "cracked up" with laughter when she heard reports suggesting Beyonce did not perform the National Anthem live during U.S. President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Monday (21Jan13).The Halo...

Aretha Franklin Defends Beyonce

Aretha Franklin has defended Beyonce amid reports she lip-synced the American national anthem at Barack Obama's inauguration on Monday (21.01.13).The soul singer has voiced her support for the 31-year-old star and said she is ''not...

Stars Have Their Say On Beyonce Miming The National Anthem...

...Or not miming the national anthem, as we can't quite figure out whom to believe. Either way, Beyonce's fellow celebs have weighed in on the controversy, but first, some context: The U.S. Marine Band said...

Beyonce Lip Sync Has Aretha Franklin "Cracking Up" With Laughter

Beyonce's lip sync throughout the Star Spangled Banner at President Obama's inauguration ceremony had one soul legend in tears, though not tears of joy. Frankly, we're not quite sure why Aretha Franklin was having a...

Grammys Week Tribute For Bruce Springsteen Features Neil Young, Mumford And Sons

All eyes will be on Bruce Springsteen during Grammy’s week, as the New Jersey rocker will be the recipient of the MusiCares Person of the Year award. To celebrate the honour, a Bruce Springsteen tribute...

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