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  The 2018 American Music Awards were a bit underwhelming, but the Aretha Franklin tribute did not disappoint. Performers sang songs from Aretha’s 1972 Amazing Grace album, which is still the best-selling gospel album of all time. EXCLUSIVE: Rickey Minor on prepping Aretha Franklin tribute for American Music Awards The touching tribute to the late legend […]

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The 2018 American Music Awards went down at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday night and we’ve got the full list of artists who snagged themselves a trophy. Cardi B and Drake were leading the pack of nominees with eight nods each. Other artists up for American Music Awards include Beyonce and Jay-Z, Khalid, […]

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The 2018 American Music Awards are finally upon us and plenty of people are looking forward to see some of the greatest voices in the game pay tribute to the late legend, Aretha Franklin.  The tribute will feature Mary Mary, Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Cece Winans, and Donnie McClurkin and will be produced by Rickey Minor.  We […]

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When mourners arrive at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple on Friday, August 31 to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin, they will be greeted with a sea of pink—pink Cadillacs, that is.

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MTV, I’mma let you finish—but Aretha Franklin was one of the greatest singers of all time, so I would expect the Video Music Awards to go above and beyond to pay her proper respect.

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Even though they have both publicly denied it over the years, Patti LaBelle and Aretha Franklin have been rumored to have had a pretty disharmonious relationship.

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We're all feeling incredibly sad about the passing of Aretha Franklin, but an argument between two grieving fans led to an unbelievable altercation. 

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To the rest of the world, she was the "Queen of Soul" but to residents in her hometown of Detroit who followed her more than 50-year career, she was simply "Aretha."

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If any of you who are reading are responsible for culling a lineup for an Aretha Franklin tribute, please consider this list of hopefuls.

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  It looks like Fox News needs a lesson in R-E-S-P-E-C-T because they made a major flub during their tribute to the late, great Aretha Franklin. The network used an image of Patti LaBelle during their tribute to the legendary singer who died on Thursday at the age of 76. Celebs post tributes to Aretha […]

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At a time when Black women find ourselves under fire and scrutiny in the media, we should all pause and reflect on the great legacy of our dearly departed sister, Aretha Franklin.

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This week everyone from Diana Ross to Donald Trump released a statement or tribute on the passing of music legend, Aretha Franklin. Now, the Obamas have added their voice to the mix and opened up about what The Queen of Soul meant to them specifically and to the country collectively. “Aretha helped define the American experience,” […]

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Over the years, journalist Ed Gordon got to know Aretha Franklin who was always gracious and down to earth, but never let you forget she was the Queen.

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  After news broke that Aretha Franklin passed away on Thursday, tributes to the Queen of Soul started pouring in from fans and celebrities. Celebs post tributes to Aretha Franklin on social media Even Donald Trump attempted to pay his respects to the late legend, and as expected he messed up the tribute by suggesting […]

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