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Aretha Franklin is finally speaking out about Fantasia boycotting this year’s Grammy Awards. We received an exclusive statement from Aretha’s publicist stating that she was “sorry” the American Idol winner didn’t make the show and she also offered some advice to Fantasia: “I was sorry to hear that Fantasia was upset because she did not […]

While everyone was wondering why Fantasia Barrino wasn’t included in The Grammy’s tribute to Aretha Franklin this past Sunday, including Fantasia herself, another group of people were wondering why UK sensation Adele had been left out.

Aretha Franklin surprised audiences when she appeared on the 2011 Grammy Awards thinner and healthier looking. The Queen Of Soul was rumored to have had pancreatic cancer that was effectively removed during surger. While Aretha denies being gravely ill she admits to changing her eating habits and kicking her old favorites(soul food) to the curb […]

Just days after she was honored at the Grammys, Aretha Franklin has announced that she is returning to the stage on May 28th. The Queen of Soul told the Associated Press that she is operating at “150 percent,” and she scheduled her first post-surgery concert for May 28 in Buffalo, N.Y. Earlier that month, she […]

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, were inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame at the Apollo Theater's 2010 Spring Benefit, a star-studded affair dubbed "Evening of Legends." "Michael was the King, the true King of Pop," said actor-comedian Chris Tucker.

It goes without saying that Kanye West, who celebrated a birthday yesterday, is one of hip-hop’s greatest producers.

With the increasing number of films aimed towards black audiences in the early 1970s, filmmakers realized that they couldn’t turn to Henry Mancini to provide the musical backdrops for these movies.

The "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin is in final negotiations with gospel superstar Karen Clark Sheard to star in her production, 'Aretha: From These Roots.'