After more than 30 years with the William Morris Agency, Aretha Franklin has signed with International Creative Management (ICM).
Franklin's latest Arista release is "Jewel's in the Crown: All-Star Duets with the Queen." In addition to lead single "Put You Up on the Game" with Fantasia (currently No. 53 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart), the album includes pairings with Mary J. Blige, John Legend, George Michael and Mariah Carey.
The Queen of Soul is also in the midst of developing a play and telefilm based on her life, "Aretha: From These Roots." The 17-time Grammy winner will receive The Recording Academy honor, MusiCares Person of the Year, on Feb. 8.