Khalid Says Aretha Franklin "Deserves" Title As Queen Of Soul

17 August, 2018, 10:44 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
  • Aretha Franklin gravely ill

Dubbed the Queen of Soul, she announced her partial retirement a year ago, saying she would release one last album and perform at "some select things".

We wanted to take a moment and celebrate some of her greatest songs, especially ones that got people moving their feet to the beat. The Associated Press reports that she is "seriously ill". "I don't think there is anyone that Aretha Franklin's music has not touched or influenced in one way or another", she told the AP. "I'll have more details as I'm allowed to release", WDIV's Evrod Cassimy tweeted Monday morning.

When asked if he wud give her the official grown, he replied: "Oh yeah, she deserves it".

"I am so saddened to report that the Queen of Soul and my good friend, Aretha Franklin is gravely ill".

"Praying for the Queen of Soul #ArethaFranklin", Carey wrote alongside an old photo of Franklin.

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Jackson told the Detroit Free Press that he has visited Franklin multiple times over the last "two or three years during the course of her illness". We've picked the best of the works that made people happy.

The vigil at New Bethel church for the creator of unforgettable hits such as "Respect", "Natural Woman" and "I Say a Little Prayer" included ministers from multiple Detroit-area churches. "She's definitely a queen and she's fantastic so I really feel for her".

Franklin was forced to cancel scheduled concerts in March and April of this year per doctor's orders, including her gig at the legendary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

In an unusual move, a tribute concert produced by Live Nation and spearheaded by Sony Music Chief Creative Officer Clive Davis, who signed Franklin to Arista Records in 1980, has already been announced.

Her last performance was November 7, 2017, during a 25th anniversary gala for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York City.


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