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  1. Aretha Franklin’s Next LP: ‘Great Diva Songs’ With Danger Mouse, Babyface, Clive Davis Says

    February 08, 2013 2:44 AM EST 1 2.966 k 49 0 The original diva, Aretha Franklin, will tackle music from other divas on her next album, Clive Davis told Billboard.biz on Thursday. “[We’re going] to do an album of great diva signature songs and hear that voice, that incredible national ...

  2. Clive Davis Autobiography Set For February Release

    September 12, 2012 11:22 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Music mogul Clive Davis will release an autobiography in February that will include "the excitements, the disappointments and the triumphs" of his career. Billboard Power 100: Clive Davis The untitled book will be releas ...

  3. Aretha Franklin, Charlie Sheen Discuss 'American Idol' Judge Possibility

    July 18, 2012 7:10 AM EDT With at least two vacancies open at the "American Idol" judges table due to Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez's announced departures last week, two exceedingly different candidates are making it known that they wouldn't mind the ...

  4. Aretha Franklin Signs With ICM

    April 02, 2012 5:07 PM EDT Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin has signed with International Creative Management (ICM) in all areas. She was previously with William Morris Endeavor . The Queen of Soul, an 18-time Grammy winner, has had 20 No. 1 hits on Billboard's R& ...

  5. Aretha Franklin Celebrates 70th Birthday, Re-Signs With Clive Davis

    March 26, 2012 8:05 AM EDT Aretha Franklin has a lot more than her 70th birthday to celebrate: She's reuniting with one of her musical mentors, Clive Davis, for a new album. In an interview at her swanky birthday party on Saturday, Franklin said she and Davis, who help ...

  6. Aretha Franklin Criticizes Songwriter Over Rights Lawsuit

    August 02, 2011 11:31 PM EDT Aretha Franklin says she's "extremely disappointed" over a lawsuit filed by her longtime songwriting partner over song royalties from her latest CD and copyright infringement. Norman West of Lansing filed the suit July 15 against th ...

  7. Recording Academy President Neil Portnow Talks Grammys' 'In Memorium' Omissions, Aretha Franklin Tribute

    February 14, 2011 3:57 PM EST In a press conference after last night's Grammy Awards, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow answered reporters' questions. Below is an edited transcript of his comments. Q: Why were Gang Starr's Guru and others omitted from the ...

  8. Aretha Franklin Begs Halle Berry to Reconsider Biopic Role

    January 26, 2011 2:50 PM EST Areth Franklin Halle Berry has said she couldn't play Aretha Franklin in a biopic about her life because she can't "carry a tune." Not a problem for Franklin, who has said she wants the Oscar winner to portray her. "Many a ...

  9. Aretha Franklin Says Her Health Is 'Superb'

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST A month after surgery in Detroit for an undisclosed ailment, Aretha Franklin says her health is "superb." Franklin called in to Wednesday's installment of "The Wendy Williams Show," telling the host she was relaxing at a c ...

  10. Aretha Franklin: 'I Feel Great'

    December 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Soul legend Aretha Franklin says she feels "great" and is "piddling around the house" as she follows doctors orders to rest at home after surgery two weeks ago. "I feel great," Franklin told JET magazine in her first ...

  11. Aretha Franklin Goes Home for the Holidays

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Aretha Franklin is home from the hospital - and she's already making plans for the holidays. In a statement released Wednesday, the Queen of Soul said she's been home for three days and her family and friends are taking great care of her ...

  12. Aretha Franklin Cancels All Shows For Six months

    November 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin has canceled all of her appearances until next spring on the orders of doctors. Franklin, 68, the "Queen of Soul" who famously sang at President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009, pulled out of all concert and pers ...

  13. Aretha Franklin Hopes For Quick Recovery After Injury

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin hopes to make a quick and full recovery after falling at her home earlier this week and breaking her ribs, forcing her to cancel two concerts. Her spokesman said Franklin, 68, had fallen and sustained minor injuries. "She has ...

  14. Aretha Franklin Cancels Brooklyn Shows After Fall

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin says she's recovering from a fall and will miss two free concerts in New York. Franklin's office says the Queen of Soul broke ribs and has abdominal pain from Sunday's fall. Franklin says her doctors advised her to u ...

  15. No-Show Queen Of Soul Pipes Up At Benefit Concert

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Organizers of a military benefit concert in New York say Aretha Franklin missed an award presentation but showed up for the main event hours later. The Queen of Soul was a no-show when she was to receive the Torch of Freedom Award on Sunday in Tim ...

  16. R&B, Gospel Briefs: Randy Crawford, Kevon Edmonds, LL Cool J

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Singer Randy Crawford reunites with Joe Sample for the March 2009 release "No Regrets.": The PRA Records project features the pair covering such R&B and jazz classics as the title track, "Respect Yourself," "Today I ...

  17. Retailers Line Up Q4 Exclusives

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the fourth quarter holiday shopping season looming on the horizon retailers have been busy lining up exclusives. Borders will have an 11-track, holiday music album from Aretha Franklin, while Wal-Mart will have the exclusive on the "Hell ...

  18. MusiCares Names Aretha 'Person Of The Year'

    February 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Some call her the Queen of Soul. Others refer to her as Re Re or Sister Re. Everyone calls her Aretha. And on Friday night, Aretha Franklin was known as the MusiCares Person of the Year in a benefit that raised a record $4.5 million for the musici ...

  19. Aretha Corrals Faith Hill, Shirley Caesar For New Album

    December 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Aretha Franklin says her new album, "Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love," is "the real deal," and she has a guest list to back that up. Franklin is joined on the set by gospel greats Shirley Caesar, Karen Clark-Sheard and the ...

  20. Muscle Shoals Studios Closes

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Historic facility has hosted Stones, Aretha, Dylan. Historic facility has hosted Stones, Aretha, Dylan. News ...

  21. Aretha Franklin Stable In Hospital

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Aretha Franklin has been hospitalized since Saturday for an undisclosed ailment and is in stable condition. Aretha Franklin has been hospitalized since Saturday for an undisclosed ailment and is in stable condition. Her publicist declined to say i ...