Three handwritten wills have been found in the Detroit home of Aretha Franklin. Two wills were dated from 2010 and a third from 2014, which gives much of her assets to family members. The attorney over Franklin’s estate isn’t sure of the validation of the 2014 will since the four pages have words scratched out […]

She may have left us in August but the Queen of Soul is still getting lots of R-E-S-P-E-C-T. This time by the Pulitzer board. On Monday, Aretha Franklin became the first individual woman to win a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation. According to the board, Franklin was posthumously awarded ‘for her indelible contribution to American music […]

2020 can’t get here soon enough with the news that Jennifer Hudson will portray Aretha Franklin in a movie next year. The film is tentatively titled Respect. The biopic will follow Frankin’s life journey from the daughter of a preacher to an international icon. Hudson won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2007 for […]

Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin lead a star-studded list of nominees for the 2019 class of the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame. Ms. Franklin was inducted in 2015. This year, her induction honor would be for songwriting. Other nominees include Gamble and Huff, Mary J. Blige, Peabo Bryson, Berry Gordy, Stephanie Mills, and The […]

  The Recording Academy heard our prayers. They’re planning on properly honoring Aretha Franklin with a tribute from Fantasia Barrino-Taylor, Andra Day and Yolanda Adams at this year’s Grammys. The Grammy’s is set to air Sunday February 10th at 8pm EST Source:

Tyler Perry will host a tribute special for the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. It will be called Aretha! The concert will be filmed in January and broadcast on CBS at a later date. Some of the artists confirmed for the tribute include Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Alessia Cara, Kelly Clarkson, Common, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia […]

Aretha Franklin’s funeral tribute was just not enough for us to soak up what the late great legend has for us, but the American Music Awards this year made sure to repair those holes in our hearts! On Oct. 9th, we will be able to see some of the top R&B and Soul Singers gather to honor Ms. […]

Ariana Grande arrived at Aretha Franklin‘s celebration of life service on Friday morning, set to perform in honor of the “Queen of Soul,” decked out in a black minidress. Franklin fans found Grande’s choice of funeral attire perplexing, and apparently, R & B icon Smokey Robinson agrees with them. TMZ caught up with Smokey Robinson […]

Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be available to view both online and on television. The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. local time Friday at Greater Grace Temple in the late singer’s hometown. Several major artists will perform at the ceremony, including Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Ronald Isley, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia and Yolanda Adams. The list […]

Patti LaBelle will not attend the funeral of Aretha Franklin but it is not because of the rumored “feud” between the two icons. This past Thursday evening, Patti was performing at The Dell. During the performance, she stopped to speak to the crowd and tell them that she knew since December that Aretha was ill. […]

We wanted to highlight some of Aretha Franklins biggest career moments honoring her illustrious career. Watch the video above and learn more about Aretha and some of the key moments from her 50+ year career! Related: Aretha Franklin Is Reportedly “Gravely” Ill And Near Her Death You can see the full break down from CNN below. […]

Next time you’re in Detroit, you can take a spin down Aretha Franklin Way. That’s right, put some R.E.S.P.E.C.T on Ms. Franklin’s name. The Queen of Soul wiped away tears last week as street signage in her honor was unveiled to a crowd of cheering fans. Aretha Franklin Way runs on Madison between Brush and Witherell. […]