Aretha Franklin

Check Out Anderson .Paak’s NSFW ‘Simpson’ Tattoo

Anderson .Paak pays tribute to long-running series The Simpsons in a new NSFW tattoo of cartoon leads Homer and Marge Simpsons.… Read More

November 22, 2022

Declassified Files Reveal That Aretha Franklin Was Monitored By FBI

A 270-page document on Aretha Franklin shows that the FBI extensively tracked the 18-time Grammy Award winner throughout her career.… Read More

September 9, 2022

Motown Songwriter and Producer Lamont Dozier Has Died At 81

The legendary Detroit-born songwriter Lamont Dozier, and member of production trio Holland-Dozier-Holland wrote countless hits on Motown Records. Fans of… Read More

August 9, 2022

Watch Aretha Franklin’s Granddaughter Audition for ‘American Idol’

Grace Franklin, 15-year-old granddaughter Aretha Franklin sang "Ain't No Way" and "Killing Me Softly" on Sunday's episode of American Idol.… Read More

March 1, 2022

From Yasiin Bey To Outkast: 10 Rap Songs That Sampled Aretha Franklin

In honor of the "Queen of Soul," we've selected 10 rap songs that sample Aretha Franklin's music. Aretha Franklin, the… Read More

August 16, 2021

Jennifer Hudson Gracefully Depicts Aretha Franklin in New ‘Respect’ Trailer

On starring as Aretha Franklin in Respect, Jennifer Hudson shares: "I just sit back and think about how much of… Read More

May 19, 2021

Aretha Franklin’s Family Calls Out ‘Genius: Aretha,’ Says Fans Should Boycott Miniseries

In a TikTok video posted earlier this week, Grace Franklin, Aretha Franklin's granddaughter is seen protesting the release of Genius:… Read More

March 18, 2021

Tierra Whack Is in an Alternate Universe in New “Dora” Music Video

Created in collaboration with artist Alex De Corte, Whack's new visual is an expansive experience. Tierra Whack returns with a… Read More

October 30, 2020

Aretha Franklin Soars on Previously Unreleased Song “My Kind of Town (Detroit Is)”

The song is featured on a colossal upcoming collection of the late singer's work, including 19 unheard demos and alternate… Read More

September 30, 2020

‘Genius: Aretha’ Series Starring Cynthia Erivo Premiere Date Delayed due to Coronavirus Pandemic

The highly anticipated series has reportedly halted production. The premiere date of Genius: Aretha, the anthology series created to honor… Read More

March 31, 2020

Cynthia Erivo is The Queen of Soul in a New Teaser for National Geographic’s Upcoming ‘Genius: Aretha’ Series

Premiering Memorial Day weekend on Nat Geo. National Geographic has unveiled the first teaser for the upcoming limited series, Genius:… Read More

February 8, 2020

Raphael Saadiq to Executive Produce Aretha Franklin Mini-Series on National Geographic

  Cynthia Erivo will play the legendary singer. Aretha Franklin is the latest musical icon to get the silver screen… Read More

January 29, 2020

Aretha Franklin’s Son Blasts ‘Respect’ Biopic, Insists Fans Boycott

Franklin's son claims the film's writers didn't consult him, while the late singer's attorney maintains he never actually asked to… Read More

January 11, 2020

Watch Jennifer Hudson Offer A Rousing Rendition Of “Respect” In Aretha Franklin Biopic Trailer

Jennifer Hudson has the range. The first trailer for the Aretha Franklin biopic RESPECT has dropped. The almost minute-long trailer finds Jennifer… Read More

December 20, 2019

Mary J. Blige, Forest Whitaker, and Marlon Wayans Cast in Upcoming Aretha Franklin Biopic

The Aretha Franklin biopic is filling out its ranks. Mary J. Blige, Forest Whitaker, and Marlon Wayans have joined the… Read More

October 19, 2019

Cynthia Erivo Will Play Aretha Franklin in Upcoming Scripted Series, ‘Genius Aretha’

  The National Geographic program will air in 172 countries. Cynthia Erivo has officially been announced as the star of… Read More

October 3, 2019