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Hilarious: Aretha Franklin Battles Through Tech Glitches During Press Junket

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Ever eager to promote her brand new studio album ‘Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics’ is Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul.

So, yesterday saw her beamed into news outlets across the USA to promote the album with the help of many a star struck news anchor, eager to declare their admiration for her.

Alas, things didn’t go to plan. For, thanks to a faulty ear piece, Franklin was unable to hear many of the questions put to her. The result? A show case of the personality that’s made the icon one of the world’s more endearing and unintentionally hilarious entertainers.

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Watch: Aretha Franklin Performs ‘At Last’ On The Today Show

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The legendary Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin is readying new album ‘Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics’ for an October 21st release.

And while some of her younger pupils have become accustomed to hitting the promo trail the week of release, the 72-year-old icon is heeding the old school way of “working a record” by promoting in earnest in the lead-up to its arrival.

Her latest stop was the Today Show this morning, where she thrilled with a rousing rendition of Etta James’ ‘At Last’.

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New Song: Aretha Franklin – ‘I Will Survive’ {Gloria Gaynor & Destiny’s Child Cover}

The Queen Of Soul Salutes Another Diva Classic

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Aretha Franklin is back.

As reported, the Queen Of Soul is readying a new album – under the stewardship of Clive Davis – titled ‘Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics’.

Set for release on October 21st, the intriguing project sees the legend pay homage to a carefully curated list of classics and has thus far spawned a cover of Adele‘s ‘Rolling In The Deep’. 

Today, though, brings with it another cut from the LP. This time it’s Franklin’s take on Gloria Gaynor‘s classic anthem ‘I Will Survive’, which she has fused with Destiny’s Child‘s mega-smash ‘Survivor’.

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Watch: Youtube Series ‘Got 2B Real’ Returns With New Webisode

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Good things come to those who wait!

The Queen of Shades Patti Lahelle deals her newest hand of laughs with the latest installment of fan favorite ‘Got 2B Real’. After hitting a sour note with part 1&2 of the series finale, Lahelle is bringing back all your favorite divas – Patti Labelle, Dionne Warwick, Beyonce, and Mariah Carey to do a diva reunion helmed by Iyanla Vanzant and ‘Queen of Shoul’ (all puns intended) Aretha Franklin.

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Aretha Franklin Performs Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ On ‘Letterman’ / Whitney Houston’s Mom Sings Back-Up

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The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is back at it.

As previously reported, the legendary singer will release ‘Aretha Franklin Sings The Diva Classics’ on October 21st and is leading the charge with first single ‘Rolling In The Deep’ – her take on Adele’s smash hit.

Backed by a full band which included Whitney Houston‘s mother Cissy (pictured below, left), the 72-year-old took to the stage on the Late Show With David Letterman last night to perform ‘Deep’ – which she inter-spliced with Motown classic ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’.

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New Song: Aretha Franklin – ‘Rolling In the Deep’ [Must Hear!!]

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Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is back!

The 72-year-old singer, with the help of Clive Davis, is breathing new life into a number of classic “diva” offerings from the likes of Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, and more.  Unveiling news on her newest album ‘Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics,’ if you’ve ever wondered what Franklin’s thrilling gospel style would sound like over the instrumental of Alicia Keys‘No One,’ then wonder no more.

With 10 tracks of Re-re revamps aboard one album, the decision of choosing one to kick off the October 21st due set had to have been challenging.  Alas, the selection came in the form of Adele’s monster hit ‘Rolling In the Deep.’

Will Franklin see her version roll the song right back to the top of charts?  You tell us after you listen to this must hear tune:

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The 12 Best National Anthem Performances of All Time

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Just about every major singer gets the opportunity to perform the United States National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” at some point in their career. Some take a traditional approach while others risk it all by putting their own spin on the American classic.

In honor to Independence Day, we’ve compiled the 12 best renditions of all time.

Make no mistake about it, these performances are both notable and awe-inspiring. From Beyonce‘s flawless performance in 2004 and Alicia Keys‘ lengthy impressive piano version in 2013 to the best who ever did it, Whitney Houston, each of these renditions captures the spirit of America.

After the jump, see who else landed a spot on the coveted list.

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