Aretha Franklin

Whitney Houston’s godmother, the legendary Aretha Franklin, sang a tribute to her late goddaughter at a recent concert in Charlotte. Aretha asked the audience to pray for Houston’s family and called Houston “the greatest voice to ever live.” Take a look at Aretha Franklin’s emotional tribute to Whitney Houston: RELATED: Whitney Houston Private Funeral Set […]

The dictionary definition of a diva is “a highly distinguished female singer.” There are few women in our time who have been so distinguished as female singers that there have been entire shows (VH1’s Divas Live) and songs (Beyonce’s “Diva“) dedicated to showcasing talent. The ultimate diva over time has become more than just “a highly distinguished female singer.” […]

Music legends and fans are mourning the loss of Soul Train host and creator Don Cornelius. The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin released the following statement: “It’s just so sad, stunning and downright shocking and a huge and momentous loss to the African-American community and the world at large. Don Cornelius single handedly brought about […]

Not long ago, Aretha Franklin surprised fans with the news that she and her longtime friend, William “Willie” Willkerson, were engaged and planned to tie the knot in June or July. Well, get ready for another surprise — the Queen of Soul has called off the wedding. In a statement, Franklin said, “Regretfully, To Our […]

Soul songstress Aretha Franklin has released a wish list of the actors whom, according to the New York Daily News, she would like to see cast in the movie about her life. SEE ALSO: Happiest Celebrity Mugshots The “Queen of Soul” penned her memoir, “Aretha:  From the Roots,” along with famed celeb biographer David Ritz back in […]

The Queen of Soul came to Atlanta Tuesday for the 20th Annual Trumpet Awards Race Relations Symposium, where her dad, Rev. C.L. Franklin, was recognized for his civil rights work. She’ll pick up his posthumous accolade at the event’s annual awards ceremony on Saturday. Clarence LaVaughn Franklin was a Baptist minister who worked tirelessly to […]

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin is engaged to longtime friend William “Willie” Wilkerson. SEE ALSO: Fans Slam Cee Lo For New Year’s Eve Performance The Grammy-winning singer told The Associated Press in a statement Monday that she and Wilkerson are considering a summer wedding, perhaps in Miami Beach, Fla. The Queen of Soul wants to […]

Aretha Franklin was honored with a star-studded tribute at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland over the weekend. Lauryn Hill, Dennis Edwards of the Temptations and Chaka Khan were among those who serenaded the Queen of Soul. The 69-year-old soul singer was not scheduled to perform, but toward the end of the […]

When President Barack Obama last headlined a Labor Day event in Detroit (2008), he wowed the crowd by humming a few bars of Aretha Franklin’s hit “Chain of Fools,” while the Queen of Soul looked on. This year, the President will be the one who is serenaded when Aretha Franklin performs at the Labor Day […]

Aretha Franklin has released a statement in response to songwriter Norman “Ace” West who sued the Queen of Soul’s publishing company in a fight over royalties. Aretha’s Springtime Publishing Inc, is being sued for copyright infringement who is seeking unspecified damages for future royalties.West said no royalty agreement was signed for “Put It Back Together […]

Aretha Franklin will return to her roots of gospel with her newest album “Aretha A Woman Falling Out Of Love”. According to a press release, Aretha Franklin’s new CD, will be available exclusively at Walmart on May 3rd. It can be pre-ordered now. The digital version is scheduled to be available on iTunes and Amazon […]

Daytime talk show host Wendy Williams aired the first part of her interview with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin yesterday and today, in part two of the interview, Franklin shares her thoughts on Halle Berry declining to play her in an upcoming biopic, her Grammy tribute and her love life. Take a look: RELATED: […]