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Aretha Franklin Grammy Tribute Concert - Performers & Songs Revealed!

Aretha Franklin is being honored in a major spectacle called Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul on Sunday night (March 10) at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

The star-studded concert will be hosted by Tyler Perry, and will feature appearances by Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, Clive Davis and Smokey Robinson.

The evening will also include performances by superstars like Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae and Jennifer Hudson.

The legendary Queen of Soul died at the age of 76 in August of 2018.

Find out who will be performing in tribute, and see which songs are being performed inside…More Here! »

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Aretha Franklin Gets Grammys 2019 Tribute From Fantasia Barrino, Andra Day, & Yolanda Adams (Video)

Yolanda Adams, Fantasia Barrino, and Andra Day team up to honor Aretha Franklin at the 2019 Grammy Awards!

The 57-year-old gospel singer, the 34-year-old “Lose to Win” crooner, and the 34-year-old “Stand Up for Something” singer took the stage at the event held on Sunday (February 10) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The trio performed the late Queen of Soul’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” receiving a standing ovation.

Aretha passed away last August at age 76 after a battle with cancer.

Watch a clip from the performance below!

ICYMI, check out Fantasia‘s red carpet look here, and Andra‘s here.

20+ pictures inside of Fantasia Barrino, Andra Day, and Yolanda Adams on stage… More Here! »

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'Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul' Performers & Host Revealed!

Aretha Franklin is getting a superstar tribute!

The late Queen of Soul will be honored by CBS, the Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and Clive Davis with Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration for the Queen of Soul.

The special will include performances from Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Alessia Cara, Kelly Clarkson, Common, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Patti LaBelle, BeBe Winans, Brandi Carlile, Chloe X Halle, H.E.R., Janelle Monáe and SZA.

Tyler Perry will host the night, with more performances to be announced in the coming weeks.

The live concert taping is on January 13, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. PT at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and will be broadcast later in 2019 on CBS. For ticket information, click here.

Demi Lovato Shares Text Message She Received From the Late Aretha Franklin

Demi Lovato posted a tribute to Aretha Franklin in the form of a text she received from the Queen of Soul last year.

The 26-year-old entertainer shared a text she received from Aretha during the holidays.

“Hi Demi, THE [HAPPIEST] OF HOLIDAYS !!! ARETHA,” the text read.

Demi also commented, “Still can’t believe that one year ago today the queen of soul herself texted me to wish me happy holidays…we miss you queen. RIP Aretha.”

Aretha passed away in August at the age of 76.

See the text message back and forth below…

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Gladys Knight, Mary Mary, Ledisi & More Perform Aretha Franklin Tribute at American Music Awards 2018 - Watch

Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary and CeCe Winans performed an emotional tribute to the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, at the 2018 American Music Awards on Tuesday (October 9) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The tribute included a video homage, followed by renditions of “Amazing Grace” and “Climb Higher Mountains,” which was used as the recessional during her funeral.

The performance also included powerful renditions of “Mary Don’t You Weep,” “How I Got Over” and “Old Landmark.”

Watch the all-star tribute to the late icon below.

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Aretha Franklin Will Be Honored at AMAs 2018

The late Aretha Franklin will be honored at the upcoming 2018 American Music Awards.

ABC has announced that the Queen of Soul’s friends, Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans, will take the AMAs stage for a moving tribute honoring her gospel roots and iconic gospel album, Amazing Grace.

“We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the American Music Awards, dick clark productions and American Music Awards’ producer, Larry Klein, for honoring Aretha Franklin with a musical tribute for this year’s broadcast,” Sabrina Owens, Aretha’s niece and executor of the Aretha Franklin Estate, said in a statement. “Throughout its 46-year history, the American Music Awards has continued to stand by the music and honor the best in talent and the greatest in popular music culture. When I heard some of the initial ideas for the tribute, I knew without a doubt that this tribute will go down as one of the best in American music.”

Sabrina added, “We still remember when Aretha won her first American Music Award in 1976 for Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B, and throughout the years, she went on to win five more awards and we will never forget when she hosted the show; as well as her memorable performances. Dick Clark helped to revolutionize American music, and along the way, Aretha Franklin was part of that revolution.”

The show will air on Tuesday, October 9th at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.