Talk about R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Talk about R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Aretha Franklin announced her touring retirement earlier this year, and now she has announced her plan for her time off. It involves... working.
As sure as she can wail, Aretha Franklin can also talk piles of shit on her diva peers. Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Roberta Flack, Natalie Cole, Luther Vandross, and Celine Dion are just a few of the bold-faced names who’ve felt Aretha’s wrath and/or shade. Aretha? Sometimes it’s more like A-beef-a.
Our Lady Nicki Minaj has been working feverishly of late, and with significant results: she has just broken Aretha Franklin’s record for most Billboard Hot 100 hits by a woman.
Aretha Franklin cancelled planned performances in 2016 on her doctor’s orders. This week she announced her intention to retire at the end of the year.
Aretha Franklin is 74 years old, but she keeps touring, bless her. Last year Franklin had to cancel a show in Las Vegas due to exhaustion. This year she’s canceling three shows, because her doctor says she needs to lay down.
Among the many people mourning Prince today is none other than Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, who—adding a little mystery to the mix—wonders if Prince maybe died from complications stemming from the Zika virus.
Bruce Springsteen recently announced an upcoming biography chronicling his life as the working man’s rock icon. The book, which took him seven years to write, is called Born to Run and hits shelves on September 27. As a self-appointed connoisseur of the genre, I culled together a list of my other favorite…
The delicious, longstanding beef between Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle, continues: the Queen of Soul has announced plans to ready her own soul food line to compete with Ms. Patti’s pies.
Aretha Franklin, living legend and Detroit resident, announced that she will be donating “50 hotel rooms nightly” to Flint residents affected by the city’s ongoing water crisis. In a interview with Tamron Hall Thursday afternoon, Franklin likened the situation to Katrina, calling it “just horrible” to see families…
There’s not much to say about Aretha Franklin’s jaw- and fur-dropping performance of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” last night during the Kennedy Center Honors that can’t be better described by the reactions from audience members like Barack and Michelle Obama, Viola Davis, Gina Rodriguez, Kerry Washington,…
Last week, during a performance of the new Broadway hit The Color Purple, capital-D Diva Aretha Franklin (and her purse) broke just about every rule you’re asked to follow in the announcements before a Broadway performance—and that’s probably because she showed up too late to hear them.
In 1972, Aretha Franklin performed a set of gospel songs inside a Los Angeles church that eventually became Amazing Grace—the biggest-selling album of her career. But Franklin wasn’t the only person recording that day. The late director Sydney Pollack took behind-the-scenes footage of Franklin’s show, and IndieWire is …
In today's Tweet Beat, Taylor Swifts receives birthday wishes from the Queen of Soul, there might be a pumpkin spice emergency and Azealia Banks is trying to bring back a trend.
Aretha Franklin sat down with the Wall Street Journal to discuss
JP Morgan's plans to cut 3,000 more jobs this year her new album Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics. The interviewer asked her about today's top songstresses, and her responses, as always, were pretty phenomenal.
Nothing will make your day like this supercut of Aretha Franklin doing local news to promote her new album. Just look at that screencap above! Even if you aren't a fan of her music, her sass, shade and general "what is this mess?" attitude will make you wish you were also a legend and could do the same. (But you'll…
We've already heard her love-it-or-kinda-like-it cover of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" (and seen it on Letterman), but now the full Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics is available to stream on Amazon, ahead of its October 21 release. Hard to believe, but Aretha's iconic voice still sounds incredible as she…
Aretha Franklin released her cover of "Rolling In The Deep" mashed up with "Ain't No Mountain" on Monday, but the live version she performed on The Late Show with David Letterman that evening is so much more fun and way less auto-tuned. Be sure to watch the clip all the way through to catch her funny snap at the end.…
Attention, America: Aretha Franklin has a new album coming out. It is called Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics (of course) and it will include covers of both Adele and Destiny's Child. And hard on the heels of Bette Midler's album of girl-group covers, no less!
In today's Tweet Beat, Tyra Banks is pantsless and excited about something, Aretha Franklin takes a picture with a fan and I would like some information on exactly how many times Mario Lopez has read his own book