Aretha Franklin

This Is the Special Way Genius: Aretha is Celebrating Aretha Franklin's Birthday

National Geographic Channel made a special donation for Aretha Franklin's birthday

March 25, 2020

Jennifer Hudson's First Trailer as Aretha Franklin Will Have You Shouting R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in the first preview for the movie Respect. Watch the trailer right here!

December 20, 2019


Harriet's Cynthia Erivo on Her First Golden Globe Nominations and Tackling Aretha Franklin Next

Cynthia Erivo opened up about her the lasting impression her Golden Globe nominated role in harriet

December 9, 2019

When Cynthia Erivo Met Aretha Franklin: How the Queen of Soul Shocked the Tony Winner

Cynthia Erivo is prepping to play Aretha Franklin in the new Genius series for National Geographic.

November 9, 2019

See Jennifer Hudson's Incredible Transformation Into Aretha Franklin in First Look Photo

The American Idol alumna was spotted filming the biopic Respect in New York over the weekend. To see a picture of Hudson portrayal, click here

November 4, 2019

Cynthia Erivo Is Aretha Franklin in National Geographic Channel's Genius Series

The Color Purple star is a Grammy, Emmy and Tony winning actor

October 3, 2019

Aretha Franklin Makes History With Posthumous Pulitzer Prize

"Respect" singer is recognized for her contribution to American music and culture

April 15, 2019

Celine Dion Says Aretha Franklin "Gave Us A Part of Her Soul"

Find out why the "My Heart Will Go On" singer is beyond honored to be a part of Aretha! A Grammy Celebration. Plus, hear her favorite moment with the Queen of Soul.

January 15, 2019

What's Patti LaBelle's Favorite Aretha Franklin Song?

The legendary singer tells a heartfelt story about the late Queen of Soul at Aretha! A Grammy Celebration. Take a look.

January 14, 2019

Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and More to Perform at Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert

The Queen of Soul died at age 76 in August.

December 27, 2018

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

October 10, 2018

Jennifer Hudson Says It's Always Been Her Dream to Play Aretha Franklin

The American Idol alumna will play the late Queen of Soul in an upcoming biopic.

September 26, 2018

Bishop Apologizes for Touching Ariana Grande at Aretha's Funeral

The preacher at the Queen of Soul's funeral comments on his awkward hand placement on Ariana after her performance. Watch the uncomfortable moment here!

September 2, 2018

Bishop Apologizes for Touching Ariana Grande at Aretha Franklin's Funeral

Bishop Charles H. Ellis III had led the funeral and greeted Grande after her performance, and the encounter went viral

September 1, 2018

Watch Aretha Franklin's Star-Studded Funeral Live

Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson performed at the Queen of Soul's service

August 31, 2018

This Bishop Thought Ariana Grande Was a Taco Bell Item at Aretha Franklin's Funeral

Singer performs "A Natural Woman" at the Queen of Soul's star-studded memorial

August 31, 2018

Aretha Franklin Had an Outfit Change on Her Final Day of Viewing in Detroit

The Queen of Soul was previously dressed in all red, including red stilettos

August 29, 2018

Taylor Swift Honors Aretha Franklin at Detroit Concert

The "Delicate" singer asks for a moment of silence during her "Reputation" tour to pay tribute to the Queen of Soul. Get the scoop!

August 29, 2018


Jennifer Hudson, Faith Hill and More Set to Perform at Aretha Franklin's Memorial

Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Holliday and other artists will honor the "Queen of Soul"

August 29, 2018

Aretha Franklin Fans Remember Queen of Soul at Public Viewing

"Respect" singer will also have a star-studded memorial later this week in Detroit

August 28, 2018