Queen of Soul

  1. Essence Fest Draws 413K, Record Sponsorship, Men; Announces 2013 Dates

    July 12, 2012 1:02 PM EDT The Essence of Essence (from left): Kimberly Paige: Associate Vice President African-American Marketing, Coca-Cola; comedian Kevin Hart; and Essence Communications president Michelle Ebanks. (Photo: Walik Goshorn) The Essence Music Festival wrappe ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Kelly Clarkson Drives 'Stronger' to Hot 100 Summit

    February 08, 2012 11:45 AM EST In what an RCA Records representative terms a "perfect storm" of radio airplay, digital sales and pop culture prominence, Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" rises from No. 2 to No. 1 on this week' ...

  4. Jagger and 'Jagger': Mick and Maroon 5 Chart Together on Hot 100

    December 02, 2011 3:41 PM EST As previously reported , will.i.am's "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)," featuring Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez, bounds onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 36. The trio premiered the first single from will.i.am' ...

  5. Biopic Report Card: The Status of Films on Tupac, Queen, James Brown, Jeff Buckley and 21 More

    May 31, 2011 2:55 PM EDT Biographical films about music icons often go through lengthy development periods. Changes in directors, writers and stars are common - witness projects involving the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, Brian Wilson and the Mamas & ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Neil Young Added to New Orleans Jazz Fest

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Neil Young will join a slew of other first-time performers at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a bittersweet announcement given that the "Queen of Soul" canceled her coveted appearance. Jazz Fest producer Quint Davis sa ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Aretha Calls Beyonce Grammy Intro "Cheap Shot"

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST When Aretha Franklin is unhappy, she does not mince words. On Tuesday, the longtime Queen of Soul slammed Beyonce Knowles' intro to Tina Turner at Sunday's Grammy Awards, in which Knowles called Turner, not Franklin, "the queen.&quo ...

  12. Full Coverage Of The 50th Annual Grammy Awards

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST From the nominations to the grand event, full coverage of the 50th annual Grammy Awards, which took place Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Winehouse, West Win Big At 50th Annual Grammys Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank Sin ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...