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Open Casket Public Viewing Held For Aretha Franklin Today

Here's your chance to pay R-E-S-P-E-C-T to the late Aretha Franklin -- provided you can make it to Detroit in time. Eleven days after the…
Chris DeVille | August 28, 2018 - 8:46 am

Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, & More To Perform At Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert

Gladys Knight, the Four Tops, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Raheem DeVaughn, Johnny Gill and Angie Stone lead a lineup of artists honoring the late Aretha Franklin…
Gary Graff / Billboard | August 23, 2018 - 2:40 pm

The Week In Pop

Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s OTR II Tour Is A Surprisingly Chill Victory Lap

On The Run II is bracketed by a pair of slow dances. OK, technically it's bracketed by Jay-Z's "Holy Grail" -- with Beyoncé taking over…
Chris DeVille | August 23, 2018 - 1:36 pm

Madonna Defends Aretha Franklin Tribute After Backlash

Madonna is defending herself after inciting backlash over her remarks about the late Aretha Franklin at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
Evan Real / The Hollywood Reporter | August 21, 2018 - 1:51 pm

Madonna Pays Tribute To Aretha Franklin At The 2018 VMAs

Aretha Franklin died last week at the age of 76. Tonight at the MTV Video Music Awards, Madonna paid tribute with a long speech about…
Julia Gray | August 20, 2018 - 11:48 pm

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Rock Steady”

Welcome to the first installment of Breaks With Tradition! This is a new column that examines a certain song that's been frequently sampled and how
Nate Patrin | August 20, 2018 - 3:20 pm

Watch Ariana Grande Cover Aretha Franklin With The Roots On Fallon

Ariana Grande appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon tonight to promote her new album, Sweetener. She was apparently just scheduled to…
James Rettig | August 16, 2018 - 11:51 pm

Fox News Apologizes For Using Photo Of Patti LaBelle In Aretha Franklin Tribute

Fox News has apologized for including a photo of Patti LaBelle in an on-air tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, who died at 76 on…
James Rettig | August 16, 2018 - 7:16 pm


10 Great Aretha Franklin Deep Cuts

I had tickets to see Aretha Franklin at Radio City Music Hall once, a few years ago. The show was cancelled, and the make-up date…
Phil Freeman | August 16, 2018 - 2:10 pm

Sounding Board

The Eternal Radicalism Of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”

Aretha Franklin’s "Respect" is eternal. Anyone born after its release in 1967 might assume the song had existed since the Big Bang; it's the kind…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 16, 2018 - 12:00 pm


20 Great Aretha Franklin Moments

When a truly iconic music figure dies, a eulogy can never tell the full story. Sometimes, you learn more about this person's impact on the…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2018 - 11:03 am

Aretha Franklin Dead At 76

The soul and gospel legend Aretha Franklin has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer cancer. Her publicist confirmed the news to the Associated Press,…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2018 - 10:00 am

Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert Planned For Madison Square Garden In November

An all-star tribute to Aretha Franklin is in the works for November in New York, Billboard has confirmed.
Gil Kaufman / Billboard | August 14, 2018 - 4:26 pm

Aretha Franklin “Gravely Ill,” According To Family: Report

UPDATE: Sources tell CNN that Aretha Franklin is in hospice care at her home. // Aretha Franklin is reportedly "gravely ill,"
James Rettig | August 13, 2018 - 10:24 am

Gotcha Covered

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