Only the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin could command a tribute performance roster chock full of some of music’s greatest vocal talents. And, much like the late diva’s televised homegoing celebration, the vocalists that lined the bill did not disappoint.
Patti Labelle, Celine Dion, H.E.R. Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson are just a few of the names tapped by industry executive Clive Davis to perform at CBS special ‘Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul.’
Hosted by Tyler Perry, the show – taped at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium in January – aired last night (March 10) much to fan delight. Did you miss any of the amazing performances? See them inside: