Aretha Franklin

Mavis Staples and the late Aretha Franklin had slight beef over their 1987 duet "Oh Happy Day" when Franklin turned down Staples' vocals.

For Grace Franklin, granddaughter to the late Queen Of Soul herself Aretha Franklin, a recent audition on the hit singing competition series 'American Idol' had some saying she deserved better by the show and others wondering why she doesn't just go find a deal off the strength of her famous last name.

Aretha Franklin was given her propers Monday (Oct. 4) when a post office in her hometown of Detroit was renamed for the late legend.

Aretha Franklin’s 15-year-old granddaughter Grace Franklin joined Jennifer Hudson at the “Respect” premiere Wednesday — where they hopped on the mic and sang a duet.

The singer and actress was all smiles at the premiere of the upcoming film, "Respect", a biopic about the late Aretha Franklin's life.

'The Russ Parr Morning Show' had the delightful pleasure of having powerhouse Academy Award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson call in to give us an exclusive on her groundbreaking new role as Aretha Franklin in the upcoming biopic, 'RESPECT.'

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT tells remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

Jennifer Hudson talks channeling Aretha Franklin's talent, grace, and endurance in the 'Respect' biopic, for the latest issue of InStyle Magazine.

Jennifer Hudson took a minute to stop by 'Entertainment Tonight' while on the carpet for interviews, and she made sure to not only pay her r-e-s-p-e-c-t to Aretha Franklin, but also give props to the late legend's Gospel music roots as well.

Keeping our Black Music Month momentum going here at Black America Web, we put together a list of our favorite R&B cover songs from the likes of Aaliyah, Beyoncé, Luther Vandross, Frank Ocean and more soul greats.

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The film based on the life of the Queen of Soul features Forest Whitaker, Mary J. Blige, Marlon Wayans and Marc Maron and arrives in theaters on August 13.