Tag Archives: queen of soul

  • Don’t Mess with the Beyhive! Aretha Franklin Plans to Cover ‘Bootylicious’ Hit

    Jan 11, 14 by Deron Dalton 7 Comments


    *They’re NOT ready for that jelly! Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin announced she wants to cover Destiny’s Child mega 2001 hit, “Bootylicious” — leaving fans and critics on edge and not too happy about it. Black Twitter is not to be toyed with — especially where there’s a #Beyhive. Beyonce‘s loyal “stanyonces” are being just […]

  • Aretha Franklin Parties in NYC for 71st Birthday

    Mar 29, 13 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments


    *Aretha Franklin turned 71 on Monday, March 25th, and celebrated the occasion by working her way through New York City. She began Monday afternoon by hosting a dinner at Le Bernardin restaurant in Manhattan for friends, including fellow birthday girl Chaka Khan, who turned 60 on Saturday, March 23. The Queen of Soul went on […]

  • Halle Berry Still in the Running for Aretha Franklin Biopic – Who Knew?!

    Oct 4, 12 by Brittney M. Walker 8 Comments


    *The Aretha Franklin’s biopic is a go, even after the diva demanded her cast be just right. She’s a vocal woman and obviously gets what she wants in life. The movie stopped production a few months back (before it even got started), but now it’s back on course to be completed by next year. According […]

  • Photos: Lauryn Hill, Chaka Khan, More Honor Aretha Franklin

    Nov 7, 11 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Aretha Franklin has been honored with a star-studded tribute at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Lauryn Hill, Dennis Edwards of the Temptations and Chaka Khan were among those who paid musical tribute to the legend. The 69-year-old soul singer was not scheduled to perform, but toward the end of the three-hour […]

  • Aretha: Accepts ‘Monk’ Award; Talks Obama, Still Wants Halle

    Sep 14, 11 by EURpublisher02 4 Comments


    *Aretha Franklin came to Washington D.C. Tuesday night to receive the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz Founder’s Award. Herbie Hancock, Jennifer Hudson, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright were among the mix of D.C. and Hollywood A-listers on hand to pay homage to Franklin and to the Institute, now in its 25th year, according to The […]

  • Aretha Franklin’s New Album Due May 3

    Apr 26, 11 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *The long-awaited new album from Aretha Franklin is now just one week way from being released. “Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love,” the Queen of Soul’s 38th studio album, will be available exclusively at Walmart stores and Walmart.com beginning May 3. The 12-track album, which features first single “How Long I’ve Waited,” is Franklin’s […]