Don Lemon Breaks Down During Emotional Tribute to Aretha Franklin on CNN

Flowers and tributes are placed on the Star for Aretha Franklin on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood California after the music icon legendary singer and

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Originally scheduled for a comedy sketch pegged to the release of her latest album, Sweetener, Grande was hesitant to perform a Franklin track when producers approached her with the idea.

Today, however, I want to celebrate Aretha Franklin for maintaining equal relevance to Gucci Mane and Quavo by GETTING TO THE BAG forever and for always! In 1987, she became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2005 she was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's greatest honor.

"I'm sorry, Poppy. I just woke up and got the news".

"Miss Franklin's style is not easily defined - she has the ability to move into an intricate jazz tune and perform vocal gymnastics - and then slip into a simple ballad", a snippet from the newspaper said.

Franklin lived with local firefighter Willie Wilkerson for thirty years before she died, but when they got engaged in 2012, a tabloid report claimed that her sons were anxious that he would steal their inheritance. "She touched every genre".

Every once in a while, there is a music performance that takes your breath away. Ariana Grande was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, and she chose to honor Franklin by joining The Roots for a cover of the latter song.

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Stevie visited Aretha on Tuesday along with her ex Glynn Turman, while Jesse Jackson visited her on Wednesday, the day before she died.

"I've got to get it together because I wanted - I did want to see her - so I decided on Monday I would go", he continued. "Not only was she a uniquely brilliant singer, but her commitment to civil rights made an indelible impact on the world", tweeted singer Barbra Streisand. "She was going to fight it 'til the end".

He said he would remember her humor and stubbornness. Grande sang one of Franklin's most famous hits "Natural Woman" with the show's house band The Roots.

For the most part, it was a nice gesture however there was one line that many people just couldn't overlook and that was when Trump said, "she worked for me on numerous occasions". The song announced: "We're comin' out of the kitchen, "cause there's somethin' we forgot to say to you".

"For her time, the best singer, male or female", declares WBGO's Bob Porter, singling out her late-1960s and early '70s output as a pinnacle.

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