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They knew each other almost all their lives, but in the many decades that Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin shared a friendship and mutual admiration, they never made it into the studio to record.

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The last property owned in Detroit by late singing legend Aretha Franklin, a 5,600-square-foot mansion, has been sold for less than half a million dollars.

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Try to sit through the two minutes and 38 seconds of the Amazing Grace trailer without getting the least bit emotional. We dare you. In fact, we’ll wait.

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NEW YORK (AP) — More than 46 years after it was shot, the Aretha Franklin concert film “Amazing Grace” will finally be released, ending one of the most tortured and long-running sagas in documentary film. The late gospel singer’s estate and film producers said Monday that “Amazing Grace” will premiere Nov. 12 at the DOC […]

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A portion of music legend Aretha Franklin’s extensive wardrobe will be up for auction on Saturday, Nov. 10, at New York City’s Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square. World-breaking auction house, Julien’s Auctions, which specializes in film, music, sports, and art auctions, will be selling more than 30 stage dresses and…

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  The 2018 American Music Awards were a bit underwhelming, but the Aretha Franklin tribute did not disappoint. Performers sang songs from Aretha’s 1972 Amazing Grace album, which is still the best-selling gospel album of all time. EXCLUSIVE: Rickey Minor on prepping Aretha Franklin tribute for American Music Awards The touching tribute to the late legend […]

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  Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the American Music Awards for the second year in a row on Tuesday night and we’re grateful the actress brought the laughs during the mildly disappointing event. Several stars took the stage including Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Halsey, Khalid, Cardi B,  Ella Mai, Mary Mary, Ledisi, and more. While there […]

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The 2018 American Music Awards went down at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday night and we’ve got the full list of artists who snagged themselves a trophy. Cardi B and Drake were leading the pack of nominees with eight nods each. Other artists up for American Music Awards include Beyonce and Jay-Z, Khalid, […]

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The 2018 American Music Awards went down in Los Angeles on Tuesday and several of our favorite singers, songwriters, and producers were on deck to show off their style game on the red carpet. Stars like Cardi B, Offset, Tyra Banks, Jennifer Lopez, and Ciara were just a few of the folks who hit the red […]

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The 2018 American Music Awards are finally upon us and plenty of people are looking forward to see some of the greatest voices in the game pay tribute to the late legend, Aretha Franklin.  The tribute will feature Mary Mary, Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Cece Winans, and Donnie McClurkin and will be produced by Rickey Minor.  We […]

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Detroit just can’t get enough of showing its love for legendary “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, who died in August at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.

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Even the epic, day-long tribute to the legendary Aretha Franklin at her funeral in August was just not enough, so the American Music Awards is planning to honor the late ‘Queen of Soul’ with an all-star tribute on Tuesday. The production will include only people who can do justice to the Detroit-born Franklin, who died […]

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Dick clark productions tells The Associated Press that Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans and musical director Rickey Minor will pay tribute to Aretha Franklin.

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  An estate-approved exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit features a tribute to Aretha Franklin’s life and legacy that aims to be a “much longer expression” of the celebrated music icon. READ MORE: Watch: Michelle Obama officiates wedding for lucky Chicago couple [Video] “Think: A Tribute to the Queen […]

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“Tonight’s honorees represent our radiance and our royalty … Thank you all for showing the world how bright we shine and how hard we rock,” said Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond, speaking to the audience at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center during the Black Girls Rock! Awards, which aired on BET on Sunday…

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A black pastor's controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin's funeral laid bare before the world what black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship.

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Comedienne Whoopi Goldberg had choice words for critics upset over Minister Louis Farrakhan‘s presence at […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — The late Aretha Franklin’s family spoke out on Monday saying that […]

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In case you were wondering what Aretha Franklin’s family thought about the eulogy delivered by Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., wonder no more: they thought it was trash.

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ATLANTA (AP) — A fiery, old-school pastor who is under fire for saying black America […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aretha Franklin was so hard-nosed in her business dealings that she […]

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Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. doesn’t have any regrets about his highly criticized eulogy delivered at Aretha Franklin’s funeral on Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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DETROIT (AP) — The bishop who officiated Aretha Franklin’s funeral has apologized to Ariana Grande […]

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While Ariana Grande was being slammed across social media for what many (including Smokey Robinson) called her “inappropriate” choice of dress for Aretha Franklin’s funeral, the bishop who officiated the service was also receiving backlash about how he touched her onstage. Bishop Charles H. Ellis III has apologized for grabbing Grande inappropriately during a hug […]

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1. At 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon—a time which was already 30 minutes past the very optimistic target ending time on the agenda for Aretha Franklin’s homegoing—my wife and I left the house during Rev. Jesse Jackson’s speech to buy a mattress for a bed delivered to us the day before.

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Bishop Charles H. Ellis III apologized to Ariana Grande for grabbing her breast during a hug and his insensitive joke about her name after she sang at Aretha Franklin’s funeral Friday, according to the Associated Press.

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DETROIT — Respectfully, the work that Aretha Franklin has done — those foundations that her friends, contemporaries, family members and heads of states marveled about during her nearly 11-hour viewing and funeral service — isn’t enough. Not now. And not moving forward. On Friday, in her hometown of Detroit, thousands of parishioners, many of them […]

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DETROIT (AP) — A fiery, old-school eulogist at the funeral of Aretha Franklin fell flat […]

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DETROIT—A stage is a stage, even when it’s a church and the performance is a marathon of a funeral. Clocking in at more than nine hours long for those who showed up at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning to view her body, perhaps Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul and daughter of Detroit, wouldn’t have had it any other way.

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She could’ve simply stopped the show with that magnificent hat, but living legend, activist and still incredible actress Cicely Tyson’s final tribute to the Queen of Soul expressed the true breadth of excellence that Aretha Franklin represented—especially to black America.

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DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin’s funeral began Friday with prayers and songs, as pink Cadillacs […]

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