aretha franklin

Today for Black History Month 2019, we are highlighting the iconic singer–Aretha Franklin. Birth Date: March 25, 1942 Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee Fun Facts:  Aretha Franklin started off singing Gospel music in the church Aretha Franklin was good friends with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Aretha Franklin was known as the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin sang […]

When a legend passes away it feels like the world collectively stops for a moment to mourn the loss. Photos and videos capturing the ups and downs of their life are posted on the internet and shown on a loop on tv news channels. Older generations remember the moments a song brought them and younger […]

Condolences August 16, 2018 Today I join my community, my industry and the world in mourning the loss and celebrating the life of my dear sister, friend, and ally, Aretha Franklin. I send my love and offer prayers of grace and peace to the members of her family, her friends and colleagues who walked alongside […]

Nicki Minaj is setting the record straight and not in a diss track, but on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. With the debut of her song “Make Love” with Gucci Mane at No. 78, Minaj ties with Aretha Franklin in the most appearances by a female artist on the Hot 100 charts. Franklin and Minaj […]

Thanks to Youtube user named Darcell Bios, the Queen of Soul is hilariously shether[ing] the heck out of these girls!

The Queen Of Soul's last album will feature Stevie Wonder.

On Thanksgiving Day, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin sang the National Anthem for a football game in Detroit. Fans were shocked when this rendition of the National Anthem ended up being more than four minutes long. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Viewers complained they had time to cook and eat their turkeys in the time […]

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Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the  achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

Roland Martin recently spoke with Aretha Franklin about the life and legacy of the late, great Muhammad Ali.