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Aretha Franklin, 'the queen of soul', dies aged 76

The great American soul singer Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76, her representative has said. She was reported to have been gravely ill with her family at her bedside.<p>“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our …

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Alicia Keys Performs ‘Natural Woman’ to Honor Aretha Franklin on Nicki Minaj’s Queen Radio

Aretha Franklin Dies at 76<p>'Crazy Rich Asians' Star Almost Expected the Casting Backlash: 'I've Had It My Entire Life'<p>Learn Singlish With the Cast of …

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Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Has Died at 76

Aretha Franklin, the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer who inspired countless generations of singers and whose powerful, gospel-infused voice earned …

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Aretha Franklin, "Queen of Soul," Dead at 76

| Thu., Aug. 16, 2018 7:04 AM<p>The world has lost a member of music royalty.<p><b>Aretha Franklin</b>, the 18-time Grammy-winning "Queen of Soul," has died. The …

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18 Powerful Tributes to Aretha Franklin’s Music

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, passed away on Thursday, August 16, at 76 years old in her Detroit home. Franklin was—and still is—a soul music tour-de-force who remained a staple on the charts and radio for more than six decades, accumulating 18 Grammy Awards along the way. Her legacy is …

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How Aretha Franklin changed music forever

There are a few music legends who changed the game so much that they were the blueprint for everything that came after them: Elvis Presley. Ray …

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Relive the Most Jaw-Dropping Looks Ever From the MTV VMAs

If there's one event that prompts stars to let their hair down and their freak flags fly, it's the MTV VMAs. To get excited for this year's awards show on Monday night, we're looking back at some of our favorite, most provocative stars who did not disappoint when it came to the most jaw-dropping, …

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8 Times Aretha Franklin Reminded People She Was Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin.<p>Aretha Franklin was never one to mince her words, and her appetite for bullshit was nonexistent. She was a woman who knew her high …

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Aretha Franklin’s comments on Taylor Swift will go down in Shade Hall of Fame

<b>Aretha Franklin’s comments on Taylor Swift proved she was the queen of polite shade.</b><p>The Queen of Soul has passed away aged 76 following a battle with …

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Aretha Franklin’s long history of legendary feuds and shady moments

But Aretha Franklin was also — as many fans know — funny, opinionated and at times deliciously shady to those in the music industry who she thought …

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Aretha Franklin Wasn't Just The Queen Of Soul. She Was The Queen Of Shade.

“Great gowns. Beautiful gowns.”<p>In the coming days, there are going to be countless meditations on Aretha Franklin’s enormous talent — not only as a singer but as a writer and musician — and her legacy. But there’s something else to which we must pay tribute. This is meant with the utmost …

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The Best Quotes About Aretha Franklin From Other Singers: Etta James, Mariah Carey, Elton John & More

Earlier this week, news broke that legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin was "gravely ill," according to her family. Today (Aug. 16), Franklin's …

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Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, died Thursday at the age of 76 at her home in Michigan after a battle with pancreatic cancer, her …

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Saif Ali Khan birthday: Inside the intimate party hosted by Kareena Kapoor Khan

With customised balloons and a magnificent birthday cake<p>At the Saif Ali Khan birthday bash, the Kapoor khandan made sure no one was going home sober. …

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Aretha Franklin: Five must-own albums

As prolific as she was influential, Aretha Franklin released dozens of albums in a career that lasted longer than half a century.<p>Here are five of her most important:<p><b>“Laughing on the Outside,” 1963</b><p>With a seemingly arbitrary mix of pop, jazz and R&B tunes, Franklin’s early-’60s output on Columbia …

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How Aretha Franklin Inspired Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson and More Stars

| Thu., Aug. 16, 2018 1:43 PM<p>The music world has lost one of its all-time greats.<p>After a battle with advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine …

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Nicki Minaj paid tribute to Aretha Franklin on Queen radio episode 3

Alicia Keys also stopped by to perform a cover of Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”<p>Nicki Minaj aired episode three of her live …

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What it was like to spend my 33rd birthday with Aretha Franklin

“Hello, Ms. Kelli,” the familiar, sweet voice came out of my cell phone.<p>I froze for a moment, the hairs on my arms standing up and my throat suddenly …

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Big up Stormzy. But Oxbridge must do more for black students | Jason Osamede Okundaye

Stormzy is the people’s champion. In the past two years, he has proven himself to be one of the most committed public figures to furthering the interests of young black British people. He has made surprise appearances at youth sports days, access conferences and even singing at a funeral for a fan. …

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Aretha Franklin's deep Alabama music connections

Aretha Franklin was one the most brilliant, gifted and influential vocalists to ever sing into a microphone.<p>She also helped put Muscle Shoals on the …

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9 Of Aretha Franklin’s Most Diva-ish Moments

Check out some of these memorable, diva moments from the late and forever iconic Aretha Franklin.

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There is no modern pop music without Aretha Franklin

Parsing out Aretha Franklin’s influence on contemporary culture is a foolish task. Without her, nothing comes after.<p>From the canonical early Atlantic albums to the transcendent, humane gospel of “Amazing Grace,” to her subbing for Luciano Pavarotti at the Grammys in 1998 and bringing President …

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Aretha Franklin’s Death Comes On The Same Day That Elvis Died—And On Madonna’s 60th Birthday

On this day in history... August 16 will forever link three of music's biggest legends together.<p>Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, passed away on …

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Nicki Minaj Pays Tribute to Aretha Franklin & Alicia Keys Covers 'Natural Woman' on Queen Radio

Nicki Minaj kicked off a jam-packed third episode of Beats 1's Queen Radio on Thursday (Aug. 16) shortly after noon ET, with the music community in …

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Aretha Franklin Knew How to Dress Like a Diva

Aretha Franklin, in addition to being the Queen of Soul, knew how to dress herself for maximum impact. In the ’60s, it was tartan miniskirts and mod …

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8 Times Aretha Franklin Covered Younger Divas, From Adele to Mariah Carey

Aretha Franklin will always be the Queen of Soul, but her penchant for covering hits by music's younger diva generation -- from Mariah Carey to …

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MTV VMAs: The best looks of all time, from 1984 to 2017

Few things are guaranteed in the tumult of Hollywood, but one annual event never disappoints: The red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards.<p>Instead of bringing out the glitz and glamour, stars use the VMAs as an opportunity to go wild, boldly making the craziest fashion statements of the year. From …

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Annie Goodchild Shares New Single 'Ether'

Boston born and raised Latina singer Annie Goodchild, has just announced the new single 'Ether' to be released on the 24th August from her upcoming …

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Aretha Franklin Was The Original Pop Diva

She taught Mariah Carey, Céline Dion and others how to do it simply by expressing her worth. "Divas Live" is proof.<p>“I assume you’ve heard the Aretha story,” said “Divas Live” producer Sean Murphy. He was one of a handful of people I spoke to for the 20th anniversary of the all-star VH1 concert …

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Rapper Sharaya J makes history as the longest seat-holder on Fox's 'The Four'

Season 2 of Fox’s “<i>The Four”</i> was intense. The judges struggled to make their decisions because the competitors leveled up each episode. The final …

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