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Courtney B. Vance on playing Aretha Franklin’s father

Vance shares what he learned about the iconic singer while starring in the anthology series, “Genius: Aretha.”
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Courtney B. Vance on playing Aretha Franklin’s father
1 year ago

Aretha Franklin's niece quitting as executor of estate

A niece of Aretha Franklin said she's quitting as representative of the late singer's estate
1 year ago
Aretha Franklin's niece says she's quitting as representative of estate
2 years ago

Aretha Franklin's cancer doctors recall her grace, grit

Regardless of her reputation as a performer, Aretha Franklin's cancer doctors say she was no diva as a patient
2 years ago
Aretha Franklin's cancer doctors recall her grace, grit
2 years ago

Michigan governor OKs highway honor for Aretha Franklin

Michigan's governor has signed legislation honoring the late Queen of Soul with a highway designation
2 years ago
Michigan governor OKs highway honor for Aretha Franklin
2 years ago

Jennifer Hudson rides bus 13 hours to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin

Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
2 years ago
Jennifer Hudson rides bus 13 hours to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin
2 years ago

3 handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin's home: Lawyer

One will was found under couch cushions in her living room; her attorney is asking the court to determine if they are valid.
2 years ago
3 handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin's home: Lawyer
2 years ago

Aretha Franklin's handwritten wills discovered

Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
2 years ago
Aretha Franklin's handwritten wills discovered
2 years ago

'Amazing Grace': Exclusive look at never-aired footage of Aretha Franklin

The new documentary about the "Queen of Soul" features never-aired footage of Franklin recording her legendary gospel album that's been hidden for half a century.
2 years ago
'Amazing Grace': Exclusive look at never-aired footage of Aretha Franklin
2 years ago

Aretha Franklin seen like never before in new documentary 'Amazing Grace'

There's an all new documentary about Aretha Franklin called "Amazing Grace."
2 years ago
Aretha Franklin seen like never before in new documentary 'Amazing Grace'
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Unearthed footage from the brand new Aretha Franklin documentary 'Amazing Grace'

Just months after the legendary soul singer died, family members reflect on her legacy ahead of the release of "Amazing Grace."
2 years ago
Unearthed footage from the brand new Aretha Franklin documentary 'Amazing Grace'
2 years ago

Aretha Franklin honored with star-studded tribute concert

Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Celine Dion and more took the stage to relive some of the late Aretha Franklin's biggest hits in a tribute concert
2 years ago
Aretha Franklin honored with star-studded tribute concert
2 years ago

Aretha Franklin honored with star-studded tribute concert

Some of music's bests from Alicia Keys to Celine Dion took the stage on Sunday.
2 years ago
Aretha Franklin honored with star-studded tribute concert
3 years ago

Detroit Pistons honor Aretha Franklin at season opener

The NBA team played a recording of Franklin's singing the national anthem.
3 years ago
Detroit Pistons honor Aretha Franklin at season opener
3 years ago

Highlights of star-studded funeral for the 'Queen of Soul'

More than 100 pink Cadillacs parked outside Aretha Franklin's funeral in homage to her hit, "Freeway of Love."
3 years ago
Highlights of star-studded funeral for the 'Queen of Soul'
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A final goodbye to Aretha Franklin: Celebrities gather for funeral celebration

Family and friends honored the singer and celebrated her life in a star-studded funeral and concert.
3 years ago
A final goodbye to Aretha Franklin: Celebrities gather for funeral celebration
3 years ago

Patti LaBelle, Four Tops and more celebrate Aretha Franklin at free concert in Detroit

On the eve of Aretha Franklin's funeral, musicians and fans gathered at the Chene Park Amphitheatre in Detroit Thursday night for “A People's Tribute to the Queen."
3 years ago
Patti LaBelle, Four Tops and more celebrate Aretha Franklin at concert in Detroit
3 years ago

Aretha Franklin: Defining what it meant to be a diva: Part 2

Franklin, who died Thursday at the age of 76, embodied a voice not only for herself, but also the Civil Rights Movement.
3 years ago
Aretha Franklin: Defining what it meant to be a diva: Part 2
3 years ago

Jennifer Hudson sings 'Amazing Grace' at Aretha Franklin funeral

Singers like Chaka Khan and Faith Hill took the stage to ensure the Queen of Soul lived on through her music.
3 years ago
Jennifer Hudson sings 'Amazing Grace' at Aretha Franklin funeral
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Stars, family and friends pack church to remember Aretha Franklin

It was announced that a park where a gospel concert was held in her honor would be renamed for her.
3 years ago
Stars, family and friends pack church to remember Aretha Franklin
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Musical funeral services honor Aretha Franklin

Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson and other stars honor the late diva in Detroit.
3 years ago
Musical funeral services honor Aretha Franklin
3 years ago

Aretha Franklin to be laid to rest in star-studded funeral

Artists including Patti LaBelle performed in front of thousands of fans in Detroit ahead of Friday's funeral for the "Queen of Soul."
3 years ago
Aretha Franklin to be laid to rest in star-studded funeral
3 years ago

Everything we know so far about Aretha Franklin's 5-hour funeral celebration

Only an icon, who impacted the world the way Aretha Franklin did, could warrant something as grand as a five-and-a-half-hour funeral.
3 years ago
Everything we know about Aretha Franklin's 5-hour funeral celebration
3 years ago

Taylor Swift performs touching tribute to Aretha Franklin in icon's hometown

Taylor Swift paid a special tribute to the late "Queen of Soul" Tuesday night, as she stopped her concert in Detroit to hold a moment of silence for the icon who died ear
3 years ago
Taylor Swift performs touching tribute to Aretha Franklin in icon's hometown
3 years ago

Fans flock to Detroit to pay final respects to Aretha Franklin

The "Queen of Soul" was dressed in red and laid in a gold-plated casket as mourners lined up to bid farewell.
3 years ago
Fans flock to Detroit to pay final respects to Aretha Franklin
3 years ago

Fans pour into Detroit to pay final respects to Aretha Franklin at public viewing

Fans of Aretha Franklin poured into Detroit to bid farewell to the "Queen of Soul" at a public viewing.
3 years ago
Fans pour into Detroit to pay final respects to Aretha Franklin at public viewing
3 years ago

'GMA' Hot List: Weeklong tribute to Aretha Franklin kicks off

Plus, police officers in Kentucky and nurses in Arizona experience a baby boom.
3 years ago
'GMA' Hot List: Weeklong tribute to Aretha Franklin kicks off
3 years ago

Hundreds line up for public viewing of Aretha Franklin in Detroit

Viewing is taking place at the museum of African-American history in Detroit.
3 years ago
Hundreds line up for public viewing of Aretha Franklin in Detroit
3 years ago

Celebrating the 'Queen of Soul'

Fans descend on Detroit for the viewing of Aretha Franklin.
3 years ago
Celebrating the 'Queen of Soul'
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'Celebration of Life' services planned for Aretha Franklin

The "Queen of Soul" will be honored by some of music's biggest names in her hometown of Detroit.
3 years ago
'Celebration of Life' services planned for Aretha Franklin
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Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson and more to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin at funeral service

A private service for Franklin, 76, who died last week, will be held Aug. 31.
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Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill and more to perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral
3 years ago

Aretha Franklin, 'Queen of Soul,' has died at 76

Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” whose booming voice helped define a music genre and provided an inspirational soundtrack for Civil Rights-era struggles, has died.
3 years ago
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died at 76
3 years ago

Madonna responses to criticism of Aretha Franklin tribute at the VMAs

Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
3 years ago
Madonna responses to criticism of Aretha Franklin tribute at the VMAs
3 years ago

Memorial service for singer Aretha Franklin held in Detroit

Aretha Franklin died of pancreatic cancer on Aug. 16 at the age of 76.
3 years ago
Memorial service for singer Aretha Franklin held in Detroit
3 years ago

VMA's to play homage to late music legend Aretha Franklin

A behind-the-scenes peek at MTV's biggest night and a look back at its iconic moments.
3 years ago
VMA's to play homage to late music legend Aretha Franklin
3 years ago

Celebrating Aretha Franklin

Smokey Robinson reflects on his favorite memories with the "Queen of Soul."
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Celebrating Aretha Franklin
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Celebrities, fans remember Aretha Franklin, who died at age 76: Part 1

Franklin, known as the "Queen of Soul," died in her hometown of Detroit on Thursday, a result of advanced pancreatic cancer.
3 years ago
Celebrities, fans remember Aretha Franklin, who died at age 76: Part 1
3 years ago

Smokey Robinson reflects on the legacy of his longtime friend Aretha Franklin: 'She just had it'

Legendary singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson recalled on "Good Morning America" Friday the first time he met the last Aretha Franklin as a child.
3 years ago
Smokey Robinson reflects on legacy of Aretha Franklin
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Smokey Robinson reflects on the legacy of his longtime friend Aretha Franklin

Robinson speaks out live on "GMA" after the death of his friend and fellow musician, Franklin.
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Smokey Robinson reflects on the legacy of his longtime friend Aretha Franklin
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Aretha Franklin describes musical history of her Detroit neighborhood

The late singer spoke on "GMA" in 1986 about her old neighborhood, where Smokey Robinson and Diana Ross also once lived.
3 years ago
Aretha Franklin describes musical history of her Detroit neighborhood
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How Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' made a powerful impact on generations of African Americans and women

The death of Aretha Franklin is sparking reflection on her two-time Grammy-winning song, "Respect," which arguably catapulted the singer to the title of "Queen of Soul."
3 years ago
The legacy of 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T' as the world mourns Aretha Franklin
3 years ago

'Outpouring of love' from actors, musicians mourning the death of icon Aretha Franklin

Actors, musicians and many others mourn the iconic loss of Aretha Franklin.
3 years ago
'Outpouring of love' from actors, musicians mourning the death of Aretha Franklin
3 years ago

Tributes pour in for the 'Queen of Soul'

Stars from Diana Ross and Beyonce to Barack Obama paid heartfelt tributes to Aretha Franklin after her death at age 76.
3 years ago
Tributes pour in for the 'Queen of Soul'
3 years ago

'Music is my thing': Aretha Franklin, in her own words

The music icon got her start in the church with her father as her singing coach.
3 years ago
'Music is my thing': Aretha Franklin, in her own words
3 years ago

Aretha Franklin dies at 76

"Queen of Soul" passed away in her Detroit home.
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Aretha Franklin dies at 76
3 years ago

The Briefing Room: Rep. John Lewis remembers Aretha Franklin

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3 years ago
The Briefing Room: Rep. John Lewis remembers Aretha Franklin
3 years ago

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dead at 76

The legendary singer known for "Respect" died in Detroit Thursday.
3 years ago
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dead at 76
3 years ago

ABC News Live: Remembering Aretha Franklin

Plus, the Manafort trial verdict could come today as Trump faces backlash for revoking ex-CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance.
3 years ago
ABC News Live: Remembering Aretha Franklin
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Watch Aretha Franklin's iconic performance at President Obama's 2009 inauguration

Barack Obama's 2009 Presidential Inauguration was a generation-defining moment and no one was more suited to bring it home than the "Queen of Soul" herself, Aretha Frankl
3 years ago
Watch Franklin's iconic performance at Obama's 2009 inauguration
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Aretha Franklin has died, report says

Known simply by her first name, Franklin was a cultural icon whose career spanned six decades and traversed various genres of music.
3 years ago
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died, report says
3 years ago

Aretha Franklin sings at Obama's inauguration

The Queen of Soul performed "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" minutes before Barack Obama was sworn in as president in 2009.
3 years ago
Aretha Franklin sings at Obama's inauguration