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Aretha Franklin Lacks 'Respect' At Essence Festival 2012

Aretha Franklin performed the closing set at the 2012 Essence Festival. Her "typically unpredictable" set was one of ups and down, punctuated with the weird and the wonderful. She had previously performed at the festival...

No 'Respect' For Aretha Franklin At 'Essence Music Festival'

The Essence Music Festival 2012 made a soulful finale in New Orleans on Sunday (July 8th 2012) during the three day event. Preceding music royalty the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and Queen of Funk...

Aretha Franklin Honoured At Essence Music Festival

Soul star Aretha Franklin was honoured for her lengthy career at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday (08Jul12).The Think singer took to the stage during the R&B and soul event to...

Bruce Springsteen Named Person Of The Year

Bruce Springsteen has been named MusiCares' Person of the Year 2013.The 'Born to Run' singer will be honoured for his musical genius and his charity work by the MusiCares Foundation - a non-profit organisation established...

Aretha Franklin Tops Female-friendly Album Poll

Queen of soul Aretha Franklin's I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You has topped a new poll to find the greatest albums released by female artists.The singer's 1967 breakthrough beat out challenges...

Natalie Duncan Inspired By Aretha And Radiohead

Natalie Duncan's debut album was inspired by a mix of Aretha Franklin Pink Floyd and Radiohead. The 23-year-old Nottingham native says 'Devil In Me' is ''inconsistent'' with its soul, classical and jazz infused compositions but...

Aretha Franklin Made An Honorary Doctor Of Music

Aretha Franklin has been awarded an honorary doctorate from a top U.S. university.The Queen of Soul donned the traditional cap and gown as she was feted at Princeton University in New Jersey on Tuesday (05Jun12)...

Aretha Franklin Planning Tv Tribute To Whitney Houston

Aretha Franklin has hinted at plans to pay tribute to the late Whitney Houston at the 2012 Bet Awards.The Queen of Soul reveals she is working with TV network bosses to stage a performance in...

Aretha Franklin Producing Son's Debut Album

Soul legend Aretha Franklin is giving her singer son Eddie a big career boost - she's helping to produce his debut album.The Respect hitmaker reveals 55-year-old Eddie Franklin is working on his first release and...

Aretha Franklin Lands Gospel Hall Of Fame Honour

Music icon Aretha Franklin is to be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.The Queen of Soul will receive the honour at a ceremony on 14 August (12) in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and will be...

Aretha Franklin Enters The Gospel Hall Of Fame

Aretha Franklin will be inducted to the gospel Hall of Fame this year.The singing icon is one of six stars who will be introduced to the Hall on August 14, joining musical legends like Elvis...

Aretha Franklin 'Sets Sights On Audra Mcdonald For Biopic'

Aretha Franklin's biopic is back in business after movies bosses decided Broadway star Audra Mcdonald is the perfect choice to the play the Queen of Soul, according to U.S. reports.The Respect hitmaker revealed in January...

Neil Sedaka Recruits Alicia Keys, Franklin And Warwick For Davis Tribute

Veteran crooner Neil Sedaka recruited Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick to sing a special song for Clive Davis at the music mogul's 80th birthday party this week (beg02Apr12).The Sony Music boss reached the...

American Idol Recap: Jessica Sanchez Wows With Whitney Tribute

American Idol went retro last night, with a look back at the 1980s. And on the day that Whitney Houston's final coroner's report was released, Jessica Sanchez paid tribute to the late singer with a...

Aretha Franklin Reveals New Clive Davis Album At 70th Birthday Bash

Aretha Franklin was in fine spirits as she celebrated her 70th birthday among family and friends, and chose the occasion to announce that she'd be recording once again with old pal Clive Davis on her...

Aretha Franklin's Biopic Plans 'In Limbo'

Plans for a biopic about Aretha Franklin have been put on hold until the soul icon can clear her schedule to fully concentrate on the project.The Respect hitmaker revealed in January (12) that actors Kerry...

Aretha Franklin To Return With New Album

Aretha Franklin is working on a new album. The 'Respect' hitmaker - who is often referred to as the Queen of Soul after recording a string of top 40 hits throughout her career - was...

Aretha Franklin Announces New Album At 70th Birthday Party

Aretha Franklin has announced that she plans to record a new album. The Queen of Soul was speaking at her 70th birthday party in New York when she revealed the plans. A number of stars...

Aretha Franklin Reuniting With Clive Davis For New Album

Soul icon Aretha Franklin is celebrating her 70th birthday by reuniting with legendary producer Clive Davis for her next album.The Respect hitmaker, who reached the milestone on Sunday (25Mar12), reveals she is planning on heading...

Aretha Franklin Celebrates 70th Birthday, Reveals New Album

Aretha Franklin celebrated her 70th birthday by revealing that she has a new album planned. Aretha Franklin will be teaming up with Clive Davis again for her new music.According to Associated Press, Franklin stated: 'I...

Happy Birthday, Aretha Franklin!

Give a little Respect to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin on Sunday (25Mar12) - the veteran songstress turns 70.Starting out as a jazz singer in the early 1960s, Franklin found fame in the latter half...

Katy Perry And Rihanna Waiting For Greatness

Katy Perry's collaboration with Rihanna is taking so long because ''you have to wait for greatness.''The 'Part of Me' singer has planned to record a song with her friend for a long time, but it...

Whitney Houston Owned Ginger Rogers' Dancing Shoes

Whitney Houston's estate contains a pair of Ginger Rogers' dancing shoes personally signed by the screen icon.The late singer was a huge fan of classic Hollywood movies and like her godmother Aretha Franklin - who...

National Enquirer's Whitney Houston Photo Sparks Outrage

The National Enquirer has sparked outrage by publishing a picture of a body in an open coffin, alleged to be that of Whitney Houston. The Guardian has reported on the matter today (February 22, 2012)...

Aretha Franklin Slams Media For Whitney Houston Funeral Rumours

Aretha Franklin has lashed out at the media outlets which suggested that she had been 'uninvited' to Whitney Houston's funeral last weekend. Yesterday (February 22, 2012), Aretha released a statement - published on The LA...

Franklin Dismisses Cissy Houston Rift Rumours

Aretha Franklin has spoken out to silence rumours a rift with Whitney Houston's mother was to blame for her absence from the tragic star's funeral over the weekend (18-19Feb12).The veteran singer was due to sing...

Why Did Aretha Franklin Pass On Whitney Houston Funeral?

Amidst the furore and media reports surrounding Bobby Brown storming out of the Whitney Houston funeral on Saturday (February 18, 2012), Aretha Franklin's no-show seems to have been glossed over. Prior to the memorial service,...

Alicia Keys Steps In For Aretha Franklin To Provide Touching Tribute At Whitney Funeral

Alicia Keys stepped in for the deceased star's Godmother Aretha Franklin to pay tribute to Whitney Houston with some words and a rendition of 'Send Me An Angel' at the star-studded funeral in Newark, New...

Alicia Keys: A Fitting Replacement For Aretha At Whitney Funeral

Alicia Keys stepped up with aplomb to replace the ill Aretha Franklin and pay tribute to the late Whitney Houston in both song and word at the weekend, as a star-studded funeral was held in...

Aretha Franklin Pays Tribute To Whitney Houston At New York Show

Aretha Franklin paused her gig in New York on Saturday night (18Feb12) to remember her late friend Whitney Houston, hours after pulling out of a performance at the star's funeral.The veteran singer was due to...

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