aretha franklin

The stars gathered Saturday night to celebrate legends of present and past during the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony.

On this day in 2018, we lost a timeless voice. Aretha Franklin became the first female performer inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Check out some classic rap cuts that borrowed from The R&B GOAT.

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.

The biggest word that has lost translation and meaning in the new millennium amongst millennials is the word RESPECT.  Not only do they not know that in order to receive respect you must give respect and that greatness will never be truly obtained until you recognize and respect those whom came before that earned the […]

  The late Aretha Franklin is missing some valuable property and her estate believes it’s been stolen.  Franklin’s estate revealed there is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Bloomfield Township Police Department in Michigan, where Franklin lived, according to documents obtained by TheBlast.com. It was discovered because her oldest son, 61 yr old Edward Franklin, has […]

Since soul singer Aretha Franklin’s passing in August, fans have pondered what voices remaining in the industry had the power to carry out a tribute to her legacy. When the American Music Awards aired last night, it was clear that the talents of Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans and Mary Mary were perfectly fitted to honor the […]

It’s time for some more apologizing that includes Ariana Grande … again. But this time, it’s from the bishop who officiated Aretha franklin’s funeral. Bishop Charles H. Ellis III has apologized Friday to the singer for how he touched her onstage and a joke he made about her name. If you was watching, you saw the bishop awkwardly greet […]

As expected, sales and streams from Aretha Franklin’s music catalog have taken off in the days following her death on Aug. 16. According to BuzzAngle Music, her song streams zoomed 1,452% on the day of her death to just over 26 million total, while her album sales climbed 1,362% on the day of her death to just […]

A list of certified singers have been asked to give Aretha Franklin a rousing tribute. According to CNN who spoke to a source close to the planning committee, performers include Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Holliday and Yolanda Adams, Faith Hill, Ronald Isley, Chaka Khan, Shirley Caesar and The Clark Sisters. Franklin’s funeral will take place on August […]

When MTV announced they’d be doing an Aretha Franklin tribute at the VMAs, we collectively gave the network a side eye. The VMAs are notoriously white and the last time they got a tribute right was…we’ll wait. And this time was no different. MTV dug Madonna out her dusty ass coffin and had her honor the […]

Franklin passed away at the age of 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer on Thursday. The world lost a legend Thursday with the death of Aretha Franklin, whose spell-binding talent captivated millions for decades and earned her the title of the Queen of Soul. As fans look back on Franklin’s life journey, her voice, songs, church roots and her […]