02:33 PM EDT 12/31/2015
Originally posted 12/30/2015 02:00PM
Bow down to the Queen of Soul.
Originally posted 09/14/2015 06:00PM
"It is indeed a blessing to sing in the presence of His Holiness and to the attendees of the Festival of Families in the City of Brotherly Love," the singer said
Originally posted 09/07/2015 10:30AM
On the heels of Telluride, the Chicago International Film Festival has yanked the film after Franklin won an emergency injunction against it
Originally posted 04/15/2015 07:50AM
Aretha Franklin brought down the (White) House at a concert celebrating gospel music in the nation's capital on Tuesday.
Originally posted 12/20/2014 10:45AM
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Originally posted 12/05/2014 08:10PM
Beyoncé is now the reigning queen of Grammy nominations!
Originally posted 09/10/2014 04:00PM
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Originally posted 09/29/2014 07:35PM
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Aretha Franklin just gave Adele a huge compliment.
Originally posted 01/21/2013 01:05PM
Katy Perry was feeling festive – and possibly a little nostalgic – at the Inauguration of President Barack Obama on Monday.
The "Teenage Dream" singer, 28, who was joined by beau John Mayer, 35, in Washington, D.C., for the festivities, sported a fun little hat with a miniature version of the bow Aretha Franklin wore to the same event in 2009.
"I had it made," Perry told PEOPLE. "I thought it would be fun to do a shout-out back to four years ago."
Originally posted 01/09/2013 05:00AM
Michelle Obama works out to her music – plus, she's no stranger to the White House – so it's only fitting this year that Beyoncé will be front and center at President Barack Obama's inauguration.
The R&B superstar will be performing the National Anthem at the Jan. 21 ceremony, which will take place at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, the Presidential Inaugural Committee tells PEOPLE. And she will be joined by an equally auspicious roster of singers: Kelly Clarkson will perform "My Country 'Tis of Thee" this year (that honor went to Aretha Franklin ... and her infamous hat in 2009), while James Taylor will sing "America the Beautiful."
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