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Cynthia Erivo Boards Musical Drama Talent Show

Cynthia Erivo is set to play a Chicago songwriter in the upcoming musical drama 'Talent Show'.The 33-year-old actress will join her close friend Lena Waithe's production for Universal.As per The Hollywood Reporter, Erivo will portray...

10 Black Female Artists Who Shaped Pop Music

Black culture has without doubt had a monumental influence on the world of pop music since as far back as the 1920s. And while the likes of Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Bob Marley and Michael...

Jennifer Hudson Says Respect Inspired Her To Play The Piano

Jennifer Hudson's latest film role inspired her to play the piano.The 38-year-old singer portrays Aretha Franklin in the upcoming biographical drama 'Respect', and Jennifer has revealed she's currently trying to perfect playing the instrument.She said:...

New Solo Version Of Aretha Franklin's Never Gonna Break My Faith Released

A never-heard-before solo version of Aretha Franklin's Mary J. Blige duet, 'Never Gonna Break My Faith', has been released to mark Juneteenth Day (19.06.20).The late Queen of Soul's powerful anthem featuring the 'Deep Inside' singer...

Jennifer Hudson 'Up For The Task' Of Playing Aretha

Jennifer Hudson is ''up for the task'' of playing Aretha Franklin in 'Respect'. The 38-year-old singer and actress was hand-selected by the late Queen of Soul - before she passed away in 2018 at the...

Aretha Franklin Once Asked Babyface For Dating Advice

Aretha Franklin once asked Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmond for relationship advice.Kenneth, 62, revealed that the late Queen of Soul - who passed away in 2018 at the age of 76 - turned to him for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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)...

Beyonce Dedicates On The Run Ii Concert To Ailing Aretha Franklin

When word spread the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin was "gravely ill", the music world came out in its droves to wish her well. Now superstar couple Jay Z and Beyoncé have dedicated their latest...

Aretha Franklin Could Be Fighting Her Final Health Battle

No-one can live forever, but some people's legacies are set in stone. Aretha Franklin is thought to be living her final days on this Earth, though her loving family are staying by her bedside to...

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 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...

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...

Producer Agrees Not To Screen Aretha Franklin Documentary

Franklin and her attorneys have gone to court in a bid to stop Alan Elliott from releasing Amazing Grace, which was put together using concert footage shot by late movie legend Sydney Pollack...

Aretha Franklin To Perform For Pope Francis

The soul legend will have the honour of singing for the leader of the Catholic church on 26 September (15), during the Pope's much-anticipated visit to the United States. Franklin, who is...

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