Gladys Knight Performs Aretha Franklin Tribute at 2018 American Music Awards

The legendary singer performs "Amazing Grace" with Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans

By Cydney Contreras Oct 10, 2018 3:04 AMTags
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Gladys Knight brought the house down with her tribute to Aretha Franklin at the 2018 American Music Awards.

The singer performed a touching rendition of "Amazing Grace", "Mary Don't You Weep" and other gospel songs with Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and Cece Winans.

The singers had the crowd up on their feet, clapping and dancing for the duration of their tribute to the Goddess of Soul and even Camila Cabello was spotted getting into the soulful tribute.

In advance of their show-stopping performance, a video montage looked back at the many milestones in Aretha's impressive and long-lasting career. From performing for President Barack Obama to being a political activist, the singer was recognized for her many achievements.

The Queen of Soul passed away on Aug. 16 in her Detroit home, after years of suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. She was 76-years-old.

Aretha Franklin: A Life in Pictures
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Following the news of her death, her family released a statement that read: "In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds."

Her life was later celebrated with a star-studded funeral service, which was attended by Ariana GrandeJennifer Hudson and more.

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