aretha franklin

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT tells remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

Jennifer Hudson teamed up with Carole King and Jamie Hartman to pen an original song from the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic (RESPECT) soundtrack and by the way this track sounds, we can already tell the entire body of work is going to be fire!

The film based on the life of the Queen of Soul features Forest Whitaker, Mary J. Blige, Marlon Wayans and Marc Maron and arrives in theaters on August 13.

In January of 1972, Aretha Franklin along with Reverend James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir got together at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles to record the album "Amazing Grace."

The first glimpse of Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson as the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is here. MGM released the first teaser trailer for Respect, the upcoming Franklin biopic starring Hudson, who Franklin personally chose to portray her in a biopic before her death last August of pancreatic cancer. Directed by Liesel Tommy, the first […]

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Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the “Queen of Soul,” including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday. The latest one is dated March 2014 and appears to give the famous singer’s assets to family members. […]

Almost a year removed from her death, Aretha Franklin‘s impact can still be felt and even seen. The debut trailer for the upcoming documentary about her life, Amazing Grace has been released and will most certainly send chills down your spine. The trailer shows the Queen of Soul singing “Amazing Grace” in front of an enthusiastic church […]

While there was MUCH to discuss about the tribute to Motown at the 61st Grammy Awards, one tribute that felt brief but powerful was the one for the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin who passed away last year at 76. Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day stood side by side as they belted out Aretha’s […]

At the 2018 American Music Awards, the Queen of Soul got a more than fitting tribute. Old friends such as Gladys Knight took the stage alongside Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans and musical director Rickey Minor took the stage to take the Los Angeles crowd to church on Tuesday night. Knight entered following a video tribute to […]

UPDATE: Gladys Knight released a statement late Friday night, clarifying her comments about having cancer. “I’d like to clarify that Aretha and I discussed both of us having cancer, mine was stage 1 breast cancer and hers was pancreatic,” said Knight said late Friday through her publicist, Jay D. Schwartz. “Due to early detection, I […]

Before the star-studded funeral takes place on Friday, a tribute concert in honor of the late Aretha Franklin has been announced and will be streamed on TV One. More than 30 performers, including Kurt Carr, Raheem DeVaughn, Tasha Page-Lockhart, Gladys Knight, Johnny Gill, Regina Belle and more are expected to take the stage at Chene […]