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Music legends and fans are mourning the loss of Soul Train host and creator Don Cornelius. The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin released the following statement: “It’s just so sad, stunning and downright shocking and a huge and momentous loss to the African-American community and the world at large. Don Cornelius single handedly brought about […]

Aretha Franklin has called off her summer wedding with her boyfriend William “Willie” Willkerson. Regretfully, To Our Friends and Supporters: Will and I have decided we were moving a little too fast, and there were a number of things that had not been thought through thoroughly. There will be no wedding at this time. We […]

Aretha Franklin is giving hope to single seniors, now that the 69-year-old soul legend is engaged to be married to her "forever friend" William "Willie" Wilkerson.

Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson, Willow Smith and Aretha Franklin are featured in Elle magazine’s “Women In Music” issue (May 2011). The mag labeled them the “Gold Dust Women.” Check out their hot shots and interview excerpts below: Nicki Minaj On being a rapper: “I always wanted to play with the boys. I didn’t want to […]

Aretha Franklin‘s recent shedding of 80-plus pounds after a recent health scare have led to rumors that the still-reigning Queen of Soul underwent gastric bypass surgery.  However, Franklin is denying these rumors, but won’t say how she lost the weight.

Fantasia Barrino boycotted the Grammy‘s this year because she wasn’t asked to participate in the tribute to Aretha Franklin.  The Queen of Soul has responded to Fantasia’s boycott.

WCHB – Daytime talk-show queen Wendy Williams said on her show today she’s about to travel to Motown to interview one of her all-time favorites, Aretha Franklin. The legendary Aretha Franklin has invited me to do an exclusive, in-person, intimate conversation with her in Detroit, Williams said. “The way I figure, this is a once […]

While everyone was wondering why Fantasia Barrino wasn’t included in The Grammy’s tribute to Aretha Franklin this past Sunday, including Fantasia herself, another group of people were wondering why UK sensation Adele had been left out.

Aretha Franklin surprised audiences when she appeared on the 2011 Grammy Awards thinner and healthier looking. The Queen Of Soul was rumored to have had pancreatic cancer that was effectively removed during surger. While Aretha denies being gravely ill she admits to changing her eating habits and kicking her old favorites(soul food) to the curb […]

Because she felt slighted over not being asked to take part in the Aretha Franklin tribute, Fantasia boycotted the Grammy Awards last weekend. The singer has been nominated 11 times and finally won “Best Female Vocal Performance” for her single “Bittersweet,” but was not there to accept her award personally. Fantasia called into to 106 […]

The 53rd annual Grammy Awards kicked off with a tribute to Aretha Franklin. LL Cool J hit the stage to introduce Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson and Yolanda Adams in an unprecedented performance of “Natural Woman.” Christina Aguilera redeemed herself from her mishap during the singing of the national anthem at the  2011 Superbowl with  the best […]

Written by T. Cole – via Aretha Franklin -Singer Aretha Franklin found great success in music with her late-’60s hits with Atlantic Records–“Respect,” “I Never Loved a Man,” “Chain of Fools,” “Baby I Love You,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Think,” “The House That Jack Built,” and several others– which earned her the title […]