Born on March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee and referred to as “The Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin is a famous singer, songwriter and pianist who became popular in the 60’s. Out of her 20 number one singles that made it on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart, two of them topped the Billboard Hot 100 at the number one spot, “Respect” (1967) and “I Knew You Were Waiting” (1987). A total of 45 singles of hers made it on the “Top 40” hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart as well.
Franklin’s talent and fame was also proven in 1987 when she became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She has a total of 20 Grammy Awards to her name to date and in 2008 was ranked number one on Rolling Stone’s The Greatest Singers of All Time list. Aretha’s success continues even to this day, as she was the featured singer at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration for Barack Obama.
A handful of noteworthy stars have been chosen to perform at an all-star tribute concert for the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul will feature performances from headlining acts like Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion,... Read more
To honor the Queen of Soul, the Detroit concert venue Music Hall’s Jazz Cafe will re-open as “Aretha’s Jazz Cafe” to honor Aretha Franklin. Franklin, who is known as one of the greatest recording artists of all time, died this past August of pancreatic cancer. She had toured for... Read more
The “Queen of Soul” legendary singer Aretha Franklin will be honored for her legacy this fall at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Last week, Franklin died at age 76 at her home in Detroit. The official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine... Read more
Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” and one of the top-selling artists of all time, died at her home yesterday in Detroit at 76-years-old. Her death follows weeks of speculation about her health. The Detroit News had reported last week that Franklin was in hospice care for the past... Read more
Singer and ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin is reportedly ‘gravely ill,’ and her family and friends are asking for prayers while they’re with her in Detroit. The Detroit News reported that Franklin has been in hospice care for a week, confirming with a person close to the singer that... Read more
Doctors orders have sidelined the Soul, as Aretha Franklin was forced to call off a pair of performances. The legendary blues and soul singer was set to perform a show at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on her 76th birthday this Sunday, (March 25) as well as... Read more
Headlining today’s events on sale is the third and final extension of Springsteen on Broadway, the infamously hard-to-get ticket that everyone’s talking about. The Boss’ Broadway finale will run from February 28 – June 30. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM through Ticketmaster Verified Fan. Today’s presale list... Read more
Today’s list of tickets available for presale sees shows from some greats like Barry Manilow, Aretha Franklin, and Earth, Wind & Fire. Eagles, Mary J. Blige, and Ty Dolla $ign also have shows up for presale, plus comedy shows from Trevor Noah, Bill Burr, John Mulaney, Jerry Seinfeld, and... Read more
Dave Stewart, Aretha Franklin, Wyclef Jean, Queen Latifah, Josh Groban, TLC, Cyndi Lauper and Jesse McCartney are among the artists tapped to perform at former South African president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday on July 18 at Madison Square Garden when New York City hosts the first... Read more
Aretha Franklin, Dave Matthews Band, James Taylor, Diana Krall, Billy Joel and the Neville Brothers are among the stellar line-up of performers booked for the 40th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival from April 24-26 and April 30-May 3. The festival is returning to its original... Read more