Aretha Franklin

This combination photo shows Cynthia Erivo performing at the 73rd annual Tony Awards in New York on June 9, 2019, left, and Aretha Franklin performing at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall in New York

Award-winner Cynthia Erivo Cast as Aretha Franklin In Third Season of ‘Genius’

Erivo will play Franklin in a third installment of the National Geographic anthology series "Genius." Production on “Genius: Aretha” will begin next month and the series is expected to debut next spring.
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In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

A Previously Unreleased Track From Aretha Franklin Is Coming Out

A previously unreleased Franklin recording of “O Tannebaum" will be released as part of the holiday album “Big Band Holidays II” from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.
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In this Tuesday, May 17, 2011 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs during a star-studded double-taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Judge Could Consider Handwriting Expert For Aretha Franklin's Will

A judge is expected to consider a request for a handwriting expert to examine wills discovered in couch cushions after Aretha Franklin's death.
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Another Son Says He Should Guide Aretha Franklin Estate

Franklin's sons disagree about who should manage what could be a multimillion-dollar estate.
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Jennifer Hudson sings a tribute to Aretha Franklin at the 2019 Pulitzer Prize Awards Ceremony at Columbia University

Jennifer Hudson Honors Aretha Franklin At Pulitzer Prize Ceremony

Watch her performance of "Amazing Grace"
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Singer Jennifer Hudson sings "Amazing Grace" in tribute to Aretha Franklin, who received a special music citation during the 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners awards luncheon at Columbia University, Tuesday May 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Feeling Aretha's Spirit, Jennifer Hudson Honors Icon at Pulitzer Prize Awards

Hudson said she felt the spirit of the Queen of Soul — who refused to fly but traveled by tour bus to concerts and events — and drove nearly 13 hours to New York to make the luncheon.
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3 Wills (Including One Under a Couch Cushion) Found in Aretha Franklin’s Home

Months after the passing of the iconic Aretha Franklin, three handwritten wills were found in her home – one under a few seat cushions. When Franklin succumbed to the effects of her pancreatic cancer in August, the family revealed that she had left no will behind. Now, after locating a key to a...
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3 Handwritten Wills Found In Aretha Franklin's Home

Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the "Queen of Soul"
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 Aretha Franklin performs at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 25, 2012

More Respect for Aretha: The Queen of Soul Wins a Pulitzer Prize

She's the first woman to receive a special citation
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In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Aretha Franklin Makes History With Posthumous Pulitzer Win

Franklin is still getting R.E.S.P.E.C.T. after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, April 15, 2019, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930. Franklin, 76, died at her home in...
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