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Artists pay tribute to Aretha Franklin

By Parker | Tue Mar 12 11:18:31 PDT 2019

Some of the biggest artists in music paid tribute to the late, great Aretha Franklin over the weekend on Aretha! A Grammy Celebration For The Queen of Soul! Current names like Alessia Cara, John Legend & SZA joined musical legends Patti Labelle, BeBe Winans, and Celine Dionne to cover some of Aretha’s biggest hits. Every single performer seemed determined to sing their hearts out to honor her.

There is also an Aretha biopic in the works – it’s tentatively set for an August 2020 release and will feature Jennifer Hudson, who also performed at the tribute, as Aretha. According to Jennifer, she was handpicked by the diva herself, and they discussed the role before her death. The film will follow Franklin's journey from childhood singing in her fame preacher father's choir to her rise as an international superstar.

Watch the full tribute concert here and listen to even more of her biggest hits, her inspirations, and the artists who followed in her footsteps on Slacker’s Aretha Franklin: DNA!

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