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Drake Breaks Billboard Records Held by Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder

Drake Announces 'Certified Lover Boy' Delay: 'My Energy Has Been Dedicated to Recovery'

Drake continues to place himself in the rare air of legends. Billboard has revealed the Certified Lover Boy has passed Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder for the Most No. 1s on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart. Visit for more information The song that pushed Drake ahead of the two icons was his “Laugh Now […]

Jennifer Hudson Stars as Aretha Franklin In Upcoming Biopic ‘Respect’

Jennifer Hudson is set to play Aretha Franklin in the upcoming biopic, Respect. The Queen of Soul is one of the greatest singer-songwriters and artists of all time. Throughout her illustrious career, she won 18 Grammy Awards, over 70 Hot 100 entries, and has sold more than 75 million records worldwide. Visit for more […]

Aretha Franklin’s Estate Launches Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Aretha Franklin's Estate Launches Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Last week marked an entire year since we lost Aretha Franklin, and her loved ones and fans continue to mourn her loss. Visit for more information The Spin reports that the singer’s estate launched a fund that will research pancreatic cancer, which is what she had. Aretha Franklin Fund for Neuroendocrine Cancer Research will […]

Aretha Franklin Makes History With Posthumous Pulitzer Prize Win

Aretha Franklin continues to break records even after life. The Queen of Soul was awarded the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday posthumously. This makes her the first woman to receive the honor since 1930. Visit for more information The Pulitzer board said the award was given to Franklin for “her indelible contribution to […]

Tyler Perry to Host Aretha Franklin Special for CBS

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The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will be paid tribute by the Recording Academy in a grand fashion. It has been announced that film mogul Tyler Perry will be hosting a special tribute show on CBS in honor of the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul will […]

Aretha Franklin’s ‘Amazing Grace’ Documentary to Be Released

Aretha Franklin’s 'Amazing Grace' Documentary to Be Released

Words by: Rashad Grove Visit for more information For almost 50 years, Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace concert film sat in the vaults collecting dust. Just months after the passing of the Queen of Soul, the world rejoiced as it was announced that the rare footage will finally see the light of day. Amazing Grace […]

Aretha Franklin’s Lawyer is Requesting $54K from Estate for Past Due Payments


Aretha Franklin is still getting billed even afterlife, according to TMZ. Visit for more information Franklin’s lawyer, Gregory Reed, says he had trouble collecting what the Queen of Soul owed him while she was alive. So now he’s hoping that her estate would cover her debt with him. He filed documents requesting the state […]

Aretha Franklin to be Honored at American Music Awards by a Few Surprise Guests

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Although The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, passed a month ago her legacy continues to thrive. Following Franklin’s funeral which featured performances that were highly publicized and critiqued, she is said to be honored at the American Music Awards this October. Visit for more information We are sure folks are wondering who will take […]

Aretha Franklin Exhibit to Open at Detroit Museum

Aretha Franklin Exhibit to Open at Detroit Museum

An exhibited committed to the life and inheritance of Aretha Franklin will open this week at a Detroit museum Visit for more information The estate-approved Think: A Tribute to the Queen of Soul will open at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History this Tuesday and will show until January 21st, 2019. […]

Aretha Franklin’s Family Slams Pastor’s ‘Offensive’ Eulogy

Aretha Franklin's Family Slams Pastor's 'Offensive' Eulogy

Aretha Franklin’s family on Monday dragged the minister at her memorial service for delivering a eulogy that was “offensive and distasteful” while failing to respect the Queen of Soul. Visit for more information Vaughn Franklin, the late artist’s nephew, condemned Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. for belittling single mothers and the Black Lives Matter movement […]

Ariana Grande Shamed for Minidress at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

Ariana Grande attended Aretha Franklin’s homegoing with her boyfriend, Pete Davidson, wearing a sleeveless black minidress with a mesh panel covering her chest. The dress was paired with black and silver stilettos and a diamond choker. She performed the Queen of Soul’s song “Natural Woman,” which she also performed onThe Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. […]

Al Sharpton Slams Donald Trump at Aretha’s Funeral for Saying she Worked for him

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While giving a heart filled speech at Aretha Franklin’s funeral Al Sharpton took the time to drag  Donald Trump for his recent comments in regards to the late Queen of Soul. Visit for more information Immediately after Franklin’s death on Aug.16 at the age of 76, Trump paid tribute to the artist by saying, […]

Bill Clinton Pays Tribute at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral With Smartphone

Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple for Aretha Franklin’s funeral service was filled with celebrities and politicians to pay their last respect for the Queen of Soul. One of those people there was former President Bill Clinton. Visit for more information Bill and Hillary Clinton were both longtime fans of Aretha and had invited her to […]

Smokey Robinson Agrees That Ariana Grande’s Dress During Aretha Franklin’s Funeral Was Inappropriate

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Ariana Grande received backlash following her beautiful rendition of the late Aretha Franklin’s “Natural Woman” during her home going because of her short dress. Apparently, Smokey Robinson agrees with the public. Visit for more information Robinson was ambushed by TMZ on Saturday night as he returned from Detroit and he didn’t hold back. Just […]