1. Aretha Franklin Cancels Toronto Concert Over Health Concerns

    June 27, 2017 10:12 AM EDT The Queen of Soul will not be traveling this week "as per doctor's orders." Aretha Franklin has canceled a scheduled July 1 concert in Toronto due to health concerns. The Queen of Soul, 75, was to have a played a date at the Toronto Jazz Festival at the Sony Centre for the…

  2. Aretha Franklin Performs Career-Spanning Set, Attends Street Naming at Detroit Music Weekend

    June 11, 2017 6:57 PM EDT Aretha Franklin got a lot of R-E-S-P-E-C-T from her hometown of Detroit during the past few days -- even if she didn't sing the song. The Queen of Soul was feted over a three-day period as part of the inaugural Detroit Music Weekend festival with a street naming and a tribute concert, as…

  3. George Michael to U2: No.1 Songs From 1987

    June 02, 2017 5:46 PM EDT We'll breakdown 1987 , but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year: 1980  |  1981  |  1982   |  1983  |  1984  |  1985  |  1986  |  1987  |  1988  |  1989  |  1990  |  1991  |  1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 It's almost hard to…

  4. Aretha Franklin Planning New Album With Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie & Elton John

    June 01, 2017 7:46 PM EDT But she still plans to wind down touring: "Nothing lasts forever." Aretha Franklin may be retiring from the stage -- at some point -- but she has no plans to stop making music. In fact, Franklin is hard at work on a new album she hopes to have out in January, featuring…

  5. Aretha Franklin Blasts Dionne Warwick: 'She Blatantly Lied on Me'

    April 25, 2017 7:07 PM EDT The Queen of Soul is coming out swinging against fellow legend Dionne Warwick , accusing her of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston ’s godmother, even though the alleged offense happened five years ago at Houston’s funeral. “She blatantly lied on me … fully well knowing what she…

  6. Avery*Sunshine on New Album 'Twenty Sixty Four,' Marriage and Divine Intervention

    April 21, 2017 9:30 AM EDT Growing up, Avery*Sunshine recalls that negativity was never an option. “With my parents it was always OK, this is what it is and this is how we figure it out. So it’s not in my DNA to sulk, to not see the bright side.” That outlook remains intact on Sunshine’s new album Twenty Sixty Four ,…

  7. 10 Female Artists Who Should Be In the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (And 5 Who Might Come Next)

    April 07, 2017 11:33 AM EDT It's been 30 years since Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, becoming the first (and then only) female artist among the 25 acts enshrined in the Cleveland museum. Three decades later, women have become a more regular presence within the Hall of Fame, but not…

  8. Aretha Franklin's Top 40 Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

    March 25, 2017 11:00 AM EDT The Queen of Soul celebrates her 75th birthday March 25. As the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (in 1987), and an  Icon honoree  at  Billboard 's 2014 Women in Music celebration,  Aretha Franklin  is a revered living legend and one of the most prolific…

  9. Memphis Officials to Help Save Aretha Franklin's Birthplace

    March 23, 2017 7:01 PM EDT The Memphis mayor's office is pitching in to help figure out the future of the dilapidated house where soul singer Aretha Franklin was born, a lawyer said Thursday. Alan Crone, special counsel to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, told a judge that a working group from the mayor's office…

  10. Nicki Minaj Passes Aretha Franklin for Most Billboard Hot 100 Hits of Any Female Artist

    March 20, 2017 1:52 PM EDT Minaj debuts with three tracks, upping her count to 76 career Hot 100 entries, besting the Queen of Soul's 73. Nicki Minaj makes history on the Billboard Hot 100 , as she passes Aretha Franklin for the most total appearances among women in the chart's 58-year history. Minaj debuts…

  11. Ask Billboard: 'Rockabye' & A History of Charted Nursery Rhymes

    March 17, 2017 11:05 AM EDT Like Clean Bandit, acts from The Beatles to Madonna & more have mined nursery rhymes for hit songs. Submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if…

  12. The Queen of Soul Receives a Multi-Artist Tribute at Carnegie Hall With 'The Music of Aretha Franklin'

    March 07, 2017 11:41 AM EST The Queen of Soul wasn’t in attendance, but Aretha Franklin  would have certainly been thrilled by the musical tribute paid her at Carnegie Hall on Monday night (March 6). Featuring a roster of estimable musicians performing songs recorded by the 74-year-old singer, who has recently announced…

  13. Aretha Franklin Birth Home May Get DIY Network Overhaul

    February 23, 2017 10:32 PM EST The Memphis home where soul music legend Aretha Franklin was born may get some love from the DIY Network, officials in charge of fixing up the crumbling structure said Thursday. Jeffrey Higgs, president of the LeMoyne-Owen College Community Development Corporation, told a judge he has been in…

  14. Rag 'n' Bone Man Takes You Behind the Scenes of 'Human,' Admits Aretha Franklin Made Him Cry

    February 22, 2017 1:44 AM EST Rag ‘n’ Bone Man’s career couldn’t have got away to a brighter start.  The British soul man has the decade’s fastest-selling male solo debut in the U.K. with his album Human (Best Laid Plans/Columbia/Sony Music), and he’s guaranteed to come home with a prize from this Wednesday’s Brit Awards…

  15. Aretha Franklin Will Retire This Year After Album Release

    February 09, 2017 4:46 AM EST Aretha Franklin , the Queen of Soul, has said she plans to hang up the mic later this year.  Franklin told the Detroit TV station WDIV Local 4 that she planned to record an album for release in September before retiring. “I must tell you, I am retiring this year,” said Franklin, who was the…

  16. Aretha Franklin's National Anthem Gobbles Thanksgiving Conversation

    November 26, 2016 1:48 PM EST Aretha Franklin 's lengthy version of the national anthem ahead of the Detroit Lions-Minnesota Vikings matchup may have been as much a topic at Thanksgiving dinner as the game itself. Franklin's "Star Spangled Banner" clocked in at 4-minutes, 35 seconds on Thursday. That&…

  17. Judge Spares Aretha Franklin's Childhood Home From Demolition...For Now

    August 19, 2016 3:17 AM EDT A judge has seen enough progress on the dilapidated home where singer Aretha Franklin was born to keep it from being demolished. News outlets report that Shelby County Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter on Thursday gave the current homeowner three weeks to present a financial plan to make…

  18. Celebrate Tony Bennett's 90th Birthday With His Top 5 Billboard Hits

    August 03, 2016 12:04 PM EDT After making music for more than 60 years, legendary singer  Tony Bennett turns 90 today. The jazz icon  made history in 2011 when he was the oldest act to ever make it to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with his album Duets II.  Then he did it again when his collaboration with Lady Gaga…

  19. Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number: Sia & Other Artists Who Topped the Hot 100 After 40

    July 28, 2016 5:50 PM EDT As Sia ’s “Cheap Thrills” becomes her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 as an artist, the singer-songwriter also completes the rare feat of earning her first No. 1 after her 40th birthday. Sia's 'Cheap Thrills' Hits No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart Just how unusual is…

  20. 'She's 22 and I'm 122': Arsenio Hall and Kelsea Ballerini Dish on Hosting ABC's All-Star Variety Show 'Greatest Hits'

    June 29, 2016 3:55 PM EDT On a soundstage in Studio City, Calif., an audience full of young people, most of whom weren’t born before the ‘90s, is wildly applauding a beloved icon of the 1980s. “Give it up for Tawny Kitaen!” says Arsenio Hall, exhorting the studio audience. “She did amazing things for the band…

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