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10 Of The Best Elton John Covers

Maybe your first thought on Elton John's announced retirement tour was something along the lines of a shrug. Oh, right, another Boomer from the classic
Nate Patrin | April 6, 2018 - 11:15 am

The Week In Pop

There’s Only One Way To Find Out If The Grammys Will Suck Again This Year

Remember last year when it seemed like the Grammys might turn out OK and then they sucked as usual? They will probably suck again this…
Chris DeVille | February 9, 2017 - 1:22 pm

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“I Can’t Make You Love Me”: A 25th Anniversary Oral History

The year Bonnie Raitt turned 40, she became a pop star.
Ryan Leas | October 27, 2016 - 11:34 am

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Jennifer Hudson To Star In Aretha Franklin Biopic

Jennifer Hudson will star as Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic about the singer, as Deadline reports. She was apparently hand-picked by Franklin for the…
James Rettig | January 29, 2018 - 9:41 am

Soy Bomb, ODB, Aretha, & The Craziest Grammys Ever: An Oral History Of The 1998 Grammys

The 1998 Grammys were the most action-packed ceremony in the show’s soon-to-be-60-year history. Aretha Franklin pinch-hit for Luciano Pavarotti at the last minute on a…
Andrew Unterberger / Billboard | January 22, 2018 - 10:08 pm

Detroit Names A Street After Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's hometown of Detroit has named a street after her. A section of Madison Street, between Brush and Witherell, was named Aretha…
Associated Press | June 9, 2017 - 12:44 pm

Aretha Franklin Plans Collabs With Elton John, Krispy Kreme

Aretha Franklin may be retiring from the stage -- at some point -- but she has no plans to stop making music.
Gary Graff / Billboard | June 1, 2017 - 8:14 pm

Aretha Franklin Blasts Dionne Warwick, Who Is Not Her Friend

The Queen of Soul is coming out swinging against fellow legend Dionne Warwick, accusing her of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston's…
Nekesa Mumbi Moody / AP | April 25, 2017 - 5:08 pm

Aretha Franklin Announces Retirement

Aretha Franklin is arguably the greatest soul singer of all time, and she is still capable of doing astonishing things onstage. Her performance at the
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2017 - 8:58 am

Watch The Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 Concert Special With Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, & Elton John

Tony Bennett turned 90 earlier this year on, and bunch of stars including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Andrea Bocelli, Billy Joel,…
Collin Robinson | December 21, 2016 - 5:31 pm

The Week In Pop

The Rise Of The Producer As A Lead Artist

A new Justin Bieber song debuted at #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart this week. Except "Cold Water" is not officially a Justin Bieber…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2016 - 2:41 pm

Watch Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Terrace Martin, & More Cover Prince At The White House For International Jazz Day

Yesterday was International Jazz Day, and last night, ABC broadcast an edited version of the All-Star Global Concert that took place on the South Lawn…
Peter Helman | May 1, 2016 - 12:31 pm

Watch Aretha Franklin, Janelle Monae, & More Perform At The Kennedy Center Honors

Last night CBS aired the Kennedy Center Honors, and it was singer-songwriter Carole King's night. Aretha Franklin, Janelle Monáe, Miranda Lambert, and the cast of…
Collin Robinson | December 30, 2015 - 11:12 am

Straight Outta Compton Producer Eyeing Jennifer Hudson For Aretha Franklin Biopic

After the success of Straight Outta Compton -- it garnered a whopping $60.2 million at the box office on opening weekend alone and sparked the…
Caitlin White | August 18, 2015 - 3:29 pm

Stream Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics

Aretha Franklin takes on the divas on her new album, Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics. We've already heard her renditions of Gloria Gaynor's…
James Rettig | October 14, 2014 - 1:32 pm
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