Aretha Franklin

Watch the moment in rural Alabama when Aretha Franklin became the Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin, reportedly gravely ill at the age of 76, is an icon of strength and power for her feminist/civil-rights anthem “Respect.” She has won 18 Grammys, sold more than 75 million records, and was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone named her the …

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Source: Aretha Franklin is in hospice care

<b>(CNN) —</b> Aretha Franklin is in hospice care at her home, a source close to the 76-year-old singer told CNN's Don Lemon.<p>Word of the "Queen of Soul" being gravely ill was first reported by Showbiz 411.<p>Showbiz 411's Roger Friedman told CNN: "She has a great family, she's surrounded by love, and the …

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Aretha Franklin is reportedly in hospice care as Beyonce and more voice support

As celebrity support streams in from all corners of the globe, new reports say that Aretha Franklin is under hospice care.<p>"Aretha Franklin, the Queen …

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Aretha Franklin's secret life: From her 'orgy-loving father' to 'alcoholism, addiction and abuse'

She's the the Queen of Soul, known around the world for her powerful voice and iconic hits.<p>Currently said to be "gravely ill" in a Detroit hospital, …

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Aretha Franklin's death reportedly 'imminent': She's 'been ill for a long time'

Aretha Franklin's death is reportedly "imminent," sources say following reports that the legendary singer is "gravely ill."<p>People reported on Monday that Franklin, 76, "has been ill for a long time," but "she did not want people to know and she didn't make it public."<p>The report echoes the claims …

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raceAhead: Paying R-E-S-P-E-C-T To Aretha Franklin

If your social feeds are hitting a mournful note today it may be out of respect for a legend. Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is reportedly in hospice …

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In photos: Aretha Franklin, a Complicated Queen of Soul

<i>[Editors note: The following are excerpts from a November, 2014 Dallas Morning News book review of "Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin," by</i> …

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Aretha Franklin brings us all together

There are very few musicians Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards and her mother can agree on, but the legendary Aretha Franklin is the exception. The …

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The Secret Jewish History Of Aretha Franklin

To understand the close ties between the singer Aretha Franklin and Jewish musicians, writers, and performers, one need not have seen the 1982 TV …

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Aretha Franklin is reportedly in hospice care as Beyoncé and more voice support

As celebrity support streams in from all corners of the globe, new reports say that Aretha Franklin is under hospice care.<p>“Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is in hospice care at her home tonight,” CNN’s Don Lemon reported on Monday night, citing a source close to the 76-year-old singer.<p>Monday’s …

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Fans sing Aretha Franklin's "Respect" at Beyoncé and Jay-Z concert - CBS News

Fans sing Aretha Franklin's "Respect" at Beyo...

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How Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ became an anthem for civil rights and feminism

It was Valentine’s Day 1967 when Aretha Franklin sat down at a piano in the Atlantic Records studio in New York and recorded “Respect.”<p>The Queen of Soul, now gravely ill, took the song written and first recorded by Otis Redding and made it her own, transforming it into what would become an anthem …

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Stevie Wonder among those visiting ailing Aretha Franklin

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Check Out Ariana Grande's Hilarious Titanic Soundtrack

Aug 14, 2018<p>As you know, Ariana Grande is dropping her <i>Sweetner</i> album this week and will be on the <i>Late Late Show's Carpool Karaoke</i> this Wednesday but …

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Beyoncé and JAY-Z Dedicate ‘On The Run II’ Show In Detroit To Aretha Franklin

What’s the word this morning? Black people TBH. From Issa Rae to Kendrick Lamar, our melanated faves are collaborating on charitable work, pulling up …

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Brown, Metz send prayers to Franklin

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Aretha Franklin’s Most Powerful Early Performances: “Respect,” “Chain of Fools,” “Say a Little Prayer” & More

Surely you’ve heard, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is gravely ill with terminal cancer and has been moved to hospice care. The news has brought …

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Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert Planned For Madison Square Garden in November

An all-star tribute to Aretha Franklin is in the works for November in New York, <i>Billboard</i> has confirmed.As Showbiz411 reports, the show will be …

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Beyoncé Dedicates Detroit 'On the Run II' Show to Aretha Franklin: 'We Love You'

On Monday, Beyoncé dedicated the entire Detroit ‘On the Run II’ tour to the legendary Queen of Soul.<p><i>“We love you,”</i> Beyoncé said, while also giving …

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Clark Atlanta University Responds To Over 150 Students Denied Housing

Clark Atlanta University was trending on social media Tuesday morning for all of the wrong reasons. At least 150 students arrived at Clark ready to …

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The best feminist anthems, from Sleater-Kinney to Aretha Franklin

A list of empowering feminist anthems, both past and present, to pay ode to female strength and pick you up when the patriarchy gets you down<p><b>Beyoncé</b> …

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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Parade Their Love Around NYC

• The couple have been especially lovey-dovey since their engagement — Lainey Gossip<br>• Stevie Wonder visits Aretha Franklin — Us Weekly<br>• Nicki Minaj makes Stephen Colbert blush with her rap — HuffPost Celeb<br>• Why Kanye West hasn't been on Carpool Karaoke yet — MTV News<br>• Cole Sprouse roasts his costars after …

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Contestant Makes ‘Embarrassing’ Mistake on ‘$100,000 Pyramid’

It has already been called “the flub of a lifetime.”A contestant on ABC’s “$100,000 Pyramid” that aired Sunday appeared to mix up the names Obama and …

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Amidst Reports, Aretha Franklin Is Home In Good Spirits

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Music: LADY SOUL SINGING IT LIKE IT IS

HAS it got soul? Man, that's the question of the hour. If it has soul, then it's tough, beautiful, out of sight. It passes the test of with-itness. …

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Hype Daily: An Aretha Franklin update, Azealia Banks in Elon Musk’s house and more

<i>Welcome to Hype Daily, Mic’s morning entertainment roundup. Here’s everything you need to catch up on in the entertainment world and what to look</i> …

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Quickly catch up on the day's news

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>Here's what you might have missed Tuesday on CNN:</b><p>-- President Trump referred to former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, the only African-American to have served in a senior role in the White House, as a "dog" in his latest attack on her.<br>-- Paul Manafort's defense team rests …

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SC Emergency officials to participate in training drills at Oconee Nuclear Station

Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>><p>Updated:Monday, August 13 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-08-14 02:46:10 GMT<p>Greenville County deputies said a man …

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Morning Newsletter

This morning is all about strong opinions. First up: NJ Transit’s Atlantic City rail line will be suspended this fall but the exact schedule for its …

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Vogue Shares Video From Beyoncé Cover Shoot: Watch

<i>Vogue</i> has posted a new video featuring behind-the-scenes footage from Beyoncé‘s recent cover shoot for the magazine. Filmed partially on Super 8 …

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