Ariana Grande Breaks Down After Performing Aretha Franklin Tribute

Aug 19, 2018, 00:32
Ariana Grande Breaks Down After Performing Aretha Franklin Tribute

Australian singer Renee Geyer was enormously influenced by Franklin from a young age and spoke about her passing on ABC radio.

American music icon Aretha Franklin will be laid to rest at the end of the month. "I was stunned at the emotion, the power and sheer musical talent pouring out of this woman".

Aretha Franklin and Hugh Jackman on stage at the 2005 Tony Awards, Radio City Music Hall in NY.

"The greatest lesson is that God gives each of us a phenomenal gift, and sometimes because we may have our eyes set on something else, we don't maximize on that".

She also recalled receiving a call from Franklin, who wanted to have her nephew or grandson send her his music.

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"When all the civil rights movement things were going on, she was right there, hanging there".

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"She recorded such hits as Respect, Chain of Fools and Think".

Siggers married June Foster, who reflected on how being close to the Queen of Soul allowed the family to meet the rich and famous.

"What can I say?" said Regina Belle, who won the best pop performance by a duo or group Grammy Award for "A Whole New World" from Disney's 1992 movie "Aladdin". After watching her sing her heart out like that for one of her heroes, we totally understand why.

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Among the items left in honour of Franklin at the site - which was given to the singer back in 1979 - was a gold crown with red velvet padding, and a plaque with featured the iconic lyrics from her version of the song I Say a Little Prayer. Talk about queens-she was definitely the queen. The most notable incident occurring in 2014, when Franklin appeared to snub LaBelle at the Women of Soul concert at the White House in 2014 by refusing to shake her hand when she offered it.

Stevie, who spoke with Aretha on her deathbed, said he told her to say "hello" to his sister, who also passed away this year. The show will reportedly be performed at New York City's Madison Square Garden on November 14, 2018.

TMZ said that initially Ariana told them she couldn't do it because she was too emotional in the wake of Franklin's death.

The same year, Franklin clarified, "Patti and I are cool and we always have been", in response to a false gossip story claiming that the pair had actually physically brawled.

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