Tag: Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin’s Children: Quick Facts About Aretha’s 4 Sons Edward, Clarence, Ted White Jr. & Kecalf Cunningham

Aretha Franklin was one of the most successful American singers of all time and the first ever woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But what about her her family life? Who are her children? How old was she when they were born and where are they now? Here's what you need to know about Aretha Franklin's children.

Edward “Eddie” Franklin: Quick Facts to Know About Aretha Franklin’s Son

Edward Franklin is the second oldest son of Aretha Franklin, born on January 22, 1957 to Franklin and Edward Jordan. He was a part Franklin's star-studded funeral service Friday (Aug. 31) at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, MI, singing Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me" as a tribute to his mother

Aretha Franklin Undergoes Third Outfit Change for Final Church Viewing

A third viewing for Aretha Franklin was held at her home church New Bethel Baptist in Detroit, Michigan Thursday (Aug. 30), and, as expected, the Queen of Soul underwent yet another outfit change. This time, she was wearing a "rose gold custom knit suit with pink beaded lace."

Aretha Franklin Had an Outfit Change for Final Public Viewing

As we all know and saw from the official photo of Ms. Franklin lying in repose in her golden open casket, on the first day, Tuesday (Aug. 28) she was dressed in all red. But on the second day, Wednesday (Aug. 29), she had an outfit change, and was wearing a light blue dress and matching blue pumps.

Aretha Franklin Open Casket Photo Goes Viral, Family Wanted “Respectful Photo” to Share With Fans Who Couldn’t Attend Viewing

Hundreds and hundreds of fans lined up to pay their respects to the late Aretha Franklin Tuesday (Aug. 28) as she lay in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African Museum of African American History in Detroit, Michigan.

Man Shot During Argument Over Who Should Play Aretha Franklin in Her Biopic

Police say an argument over who should star as Aretha Franklin in a movie about her life led to a shooting at a barbershop in Suffolk, Virginia.

Fox News Apologizes for Using Patti Labelle Photo to Honor Aretha Franklin

Fox News was forced to issue an apology after the network mistakenly showed an image of Patti LaBelle during a segment that was supposed to honor the life of Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday (Aug. 16) at the age of 76.

“Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin Dead at 76

Aretha Franklin, best known as the "Queen of Soul," died Thursday (Aug. 16) following a lengthy battle with advanced pancreatic cancer.

WATCH: Beyoncé, JAY-Z & DJ Khaled Dedicate Detroit Concert to Aretha Franklin Amid Reports She’s “Gravely Ill”

On Monday night (Aug. 13), after reports emerged saying that Aretha Franklin was "gravely ill" and living her last days, Beyoncé and JAY-Z dedicated their "On The Run II Tour" concert in Franklin's hometown of Detroit to the Queen of Soul.

Aretha Franklin Is “Alert, Talking, Laughing” With Family, Nephew Says

Amid news reports that Aretha Franklin is "gravely ill" with cancer, her nephew says she is in good spirits and she and the family are hoping she'll "pull through."

Aretha Franklin Is on Her Deathbed, Doctors Say She “Will Pass” Within 24 Hours

Prayers up for Aretha Franklin. According to multiple reports, the Queen of Soul is "gravely ill" and is "asking for your prayers at this time."

Aretha Franklin Handpicked Jennifer Hudson to Portray Her in Upcoming Biopic

Respected music producer and executive Clive Davis unexpectedly revealed Jennifer Hudson’s casting as Aretha Franklin during his pre-Grammy party. He also noted that Aretha handpicked the award-winning singer/actress to portray her on film.

Twitter Is Freaking Out Over Unconfirmed Reports Aretha Franklin Is Dying of Cancer

With icons like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Prince gone, we have to protect our remaining living legends at all costs, which is why Twitter is going crazy over rumors that Aretha Franklin has died (or is dying) of cancer.

Aretha Franklin Reignites 5-Year Feud With Dionne Warwick Over “Libelous” Comments She Made at Whitney Houston’s Funeral

"She blatantly lied on me… fully well knowing what she was doing."

Aretha Franklin Throws Shade All Over Taylor Swift & Nicki Minaj

Aretha Franklin is known worldwide as the legendary "Queen of Soul," but based on a recent interview she did with the Wall Street Journal,...

Aretha Franklin Thinks Beyonce’s Lip-Syncing Scandal is Hilarious

President Obama's second Inauguration has been completely overshadowed by the lip-syncing scandal caused by Beyonce's pitch perfect performance of "The National Anthem." Following her flawless...

Essence Music Festival 2012: Fantasia, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and Anthony Hamilton Perform on Day 3 [PHOTOS]

Fantasia Barrino hit the stage Sunday night (Jul 8) and performed for the third day of the 2012 Essence Musical Festival. She was joined by...

Aretha Franklin and Willie Wilkerson Call Off Summer Wedding

Aretha Franklin won't be walking down the aisle with her fiance Willie Wilkerson after all. The Queen of Soul's rep released a statement this morning...

Aretha Franklin Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend Willie Wilkerson

Aretha Franklin is engaged! The Queen of Soul recently accepted a proposal from her longtime boyfriend Willie Wilkerson, reps for the singer confirmed Monday (Jan...

The Obama Family and Others Attend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedication Ceremony in Washington, D.C. [PHOTOS]

The first family -- President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle, the first daughters Sasha and Malia, as well as Grandma Marion --  attended the...

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