Aretha Franklin To Cover Destiny’s Child’s ‘Bootylicious’

Published: Friday 10th Jan 2014 by David
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‘While The Blood Runs Warm’ performer Aretha Franklin has announced her plans to record and release a brand new studio album this year, enlisting the help of ‘Take a Bow’ creator Babyface and Whitney Houston mentor Clive Davis to aid its creation!

Why the above comes as good news for fans of Urban Pop trio Destiny’s Child?

Find out below…

Before recording began on January 1st, Aretha revealed  that she would be recording a concept album that would see her cover songs originally released by some of the world’s more influential vocalists.

Set to be produced by the aforementioned ‘Face’, Davis and ‘Paradise Valley‘ producer Don Was, the project’s track list will include Donna Summer‘s ‘Last Dance’ and Barbra Streisand’s Bob Merill– penned ‘People‘.

However, perhaps by way of its ‘unique’ theme, the legend’s cover of Destiny’s Child smash hit ‘Bootylicious’ may serve to whip up attention like no other for the release, with the entertainer telling ‘Billboard’:

“It’s just re-working some things that were very, very good and certainly chart-worthy and sold a lot of records. “They’re records that, musically, I respected and that I liked a lot and that I would love to have one go-’round with. I aspire for musical excellence. I have very high standards where music is concerned, and I’m looking for something I haven’t done, something that you haven’t heard and something just absolutely smashing….”I’m even thinking of ‘Bootylicious’.” 

With a quarter 2 release date in mind and Sony‘s RCA serving as its supporting label, the tribute release will come as she continues to hunt for a distribution deal for her own record company ‘Aretha’s Records’, where she plans to house her Gospel rapping son Kecalf and her grandson Jordan, an aspiring Pop singer.

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  1. kim Kardashian stan January 10, 2014

    Lol girl don’t embarrass yourself

  2. NT January 10, 2014

    Aretha ready to slay

  3. ROSEGOLD January 10, 2014

    LMAO

  4. JOHNVIDAL January 10, 2014

    Reminds me of when she covered Mariah Carey´s “Touch my Body”.

  5. RiriRoyale January 10, 2014

    Slayeratha coming to slay that choreography.

  6. BeyBeyKing January 10, 2014

    Yaaaasss, Queen Aretha will snatch and slay and the lesser legends will not be able to deal.

  7. Un_bey_slayyyyyable January 10, 2014

    Chile’…bootylicious,tho????? Pleaseeee,don’t do it!

  8. Anon January 10, 2014

    ‘Patti can you handle this, Dionne can you handle this, Gladys can you handle this, I don’t think you can handle this WHOOOOOOOOH’

  9. Anon January 10, 2014

    ‘Whip my hair, swing my thighs, pork chop, southern fried.’

  10. The Boy Toy January 10, 2014

    Lmaooooo @ anon 😆

  11. royalkev January 10, 2014

    Shut Up!!! I don’t even know what to think right now! *scared & confused at the same damn time*

  12. QUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN aka DB January 10, 2014

    Yesssssss @ QUEEN ARETHA! I see u. Legends paying homage to THE QUEEN. #ROYALTY.

  13. Todd January 10, 2014

    Hehe,remeber when she covered Touch my body by MC? 🙂

  14. Todd January 10, 2014

    Hehe,remeber when she covered Touch my body by MC?

  15. Anon January 10, 2014

    Patti, can you handle this?
    Dionne, can you handle this?
    Gladys, can you handle this?
    I don’t think they can handle this! Whooh

    Better move, I’ve arrived
    Feelin hungry, feeling tired
    Need some food, maybe some fries
    Slayretha finna slay tonight
    Spotted me a chicken wang
    There you are, come on baby
    Don’t you wanna eat with me
    Your dog is hot, and my p****’s free

    You gotta do much better if you gone dine with me tonight
    You gotta work your jelly if you gone dine with me tonight
    Read my lips carefully if you like what you see
    Even Wendy’s knows she can’t handle me
    By the looks I got you shook up and scared of me
    Throw up your napkin, it’s time for dinner

    I don’t think you ready for this jelly
    I don’t think you ready for this jelly
    I don’t think you ready for this
    Cause my body too bootylicious for ya babe

    I don’t think you ready for this jelly
    I don’t think you ready for this jelly
    I don’t think you ready for this
    Cause my body too bootylicious for ya babe

    Celine, can you handle this?
    Babra, can you handle this?
    Mariah, can you handle this?
    I don’t think you can handle this!

    I’m about to slay right now
    McDonald’s sale so it’s going down
    Licks my hips, slap my thighs
    Pork chops, Southern fried
    Lookin hot, smellin good
    Paula Deen wishes she could
    No appetite? You are dismissed
    Pass the chitlins, pass the grits!

    I don’t think you ready for this jelly
    I don’t think you ready for this jelly
    I don’t think you ready for this
    Cause my body too bootylicious for ya babe

  16. QUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN aka DB January 10, 2014

    QUEEN ARETHA gonna SLAY the s*** out of Bootylicious! Them vocals are still their unlike MooMoo. Bootylicious is similar to Rock Steady. QUEEN ARETHA grooves and sings thru it like DC did n Bootylicious. U b****** don’t know anything about THE GREAT ARETHA! #SHE SHALL SLAY

  17. SLAY_HIVE January 10, 2014

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL Yasss Queen Arteha! As funny as this s*** is, I’m here for it! 😉

    LEGENDS RECOGNIZE LEGENDS!!!!

    I wonder why she didn’t choose to sing one of the “other” girls generic #1’s????? kiii

    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  18. Molly January 10, 2014

    Anon is a foool Lmao

  19. Basura Caliente January 10, 2014

    Anon is a talented songwriter lol. seriously tho, it usually starts out like this. You should head in that direction

  20. Loyalty January 10, 2014

    Lmao @ Anon.

  21. Common Sense January 10, 2014

    DEATH @Anon LMAO!!

  22. MusicStan(ya’ll know who I stan for) January 10, 2014

    @anon you are going to be my cause of death before my bday tomorrow…. you are tooooo silly I can’t with you…. and the sad thing is that I can see the dance moves to this!!!! LMFAO

  23. QUEEN ARETHA January 10, 2014

    The ORIGINAL Queen Aretha is ready to slay. sadly she is one of the only female artists from her generation still signed to a major.

  24. RICHIE_RICH January 10, 2014

    Yesss @anon you did that……Mrs. Aretha gul I’m not ready for you’re Jelly. Spare me please lol. Do Run the world girls……Shade.

  25. QUEEN ARETHA January 10, 2014

    Funny thing is she sounded better than Mariah!

  26. Theman January 10, 2014

    No she didn’t sound better than MC.. She was doing her own thing..

  27. ,. January 10, 2014

    Aretha the legendary franklin, love and respect always.

  28. Bey Fan January 10, 2014

    Slayretha finna slay tonight
    Spotted me a chicken wang
    ______________________________________

    LMAOOO @Anon …. whhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyy???? LMAO

    Oh get em Hate-retha….LOL

  29. FutureCIARA January 10, 2014

    Iconic Overall Mother is coming to get the children to-gether..

    iLive

    I’ll be purchasing just so I can clean house while listening.

  30. TC!!! January 10, 2014

    these comments lmao!!

  31. LittleJohnny January 10, 2014

    Awesome!! She’s the best singer. I’d love to hear Aretha’s new album. Not that song though because it’s not even a good song for anyone to sing. It seems like a song written by a 7 year old.

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  33. Navy Commander(Al Sheikh ABeech) January 11, 2014

    Chileeeee.

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