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R.I.P. George Michael: Singer Dies at 53 on Christmas Day

Famed English singer, songwriter, and record producer George Michael passed away at the young age of 53 on Christmas Day. The cause of death was reportedly heart failure.

Madonna Opens Up About Being a Female Entertainer in Her Billboard's Women in Music Speech

This past Friday night (Dec. 9) Madonna gave a powerful speech about being a female entertainer in the music industry while accepting Billboard’s Women in Music 'Woman of the Year' award. In her speech, Madonna talked about the hardships that women ...

Obama Brought to Tears By Aretha Franklin's 'Natural Woman' Performance [WATCH]

We all know Aretha Franklin can sing. She has always had a beautiful voice and her performances have always been amazing. But it seems that President Barack Obama wasn't quite hip to the type of performance Franklin could put on. During the 2015 ...

Aretha Franklin Files Second 'Amazing Grace' Film Lawsuit Against Allan Elliot

Aretha Franklin has fired a new, amended lawsuit against 'Amazing Grace' and director Allan Elliot for allegedly showing the film to prospective buyers.

Aretha Franklin Court Injunction Stops 'Amazing Grace' Telluride Premiere

The premiere of 'Amazing Grace' was supposed to be last night at the Telluride Film Festival and then it was to be released at the Toronto Film Festival next week (Sept. 10). However, thanks to producer Alan Elliot's failure to obtain explicit ...

Music Times Talks to Peter Wolf about New Solo Work, the J. Geils Band and More

Peter Wolf made a name for himself as the vocalist of the J. Geils Band but he'll be releasing a new solo album in 2016. We caught up with him prior to his more famous band's tour stop at New York's Beacon Theatre, He talked about his music, his art ...

White House Gospel Performance: Aretha Franklin, Michelle Williams "Say Yes" With Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland

Last night, April 14, the White House kicked off a celebration of gospel music as part of the "In Performance at the White House" series. The celebration included performances by Aretha Franklin and Michelle Williams, who performed her song "Say Yes" ...

7 Great Frank Sinatra Covers from Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, Sex Pistols and More

A source indicated today that Bob Dylan might be considering a second album of Frank Sinatra to accompany this year's Shadows In The Night. Sinatra was himself a master of the cover, often taking popular songs and immortalizing them with his own ...

Longest Yearly Streaks with A Grammy Win: Jay Z, Bruce Springsteen, and A Surprising Decade-Long Winner

Bruce Springsteen won his first Grammy on this day 30 years ago, a Best Rock Vocal Performance (Male) for "Dancing in The Dark." The Boss has gone on to gather quite a few more, totaling 20 wins over these last three decades. His most successful ...

'Billboard' Women in Music: Ariana Grande Wins Rising Star Award and Brother Frankie Basically Ruins It [WINNERS]

Some of the music industry's most powerful women gathered last week for "Billboard's" Women in Music Awards. Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Aretha Franklin attended the ceremony while some of 2014's standout ladies took home awards. Ariana Grande's ...

Aretha Franklin Threatens To Sue Author Of Unauthorized Biography 'Respect' Over Statements About Her Sexual Promiscuity

Aretha Franklin is threatening to sue her former ghostwriter David Ritz over his new unauthorized biography about her called Respect. The book makes claims that she was sexually promiscuous while working the 1950s gospel circuit as a young teen. ...

Aretha Franklin Talks New Album 'Sings The Great Diva Classics,' Throws Shade At Nicki Minaj And David Ritz [WATCH]

Aretha Franklin has been receiving all types of praises following the release of her Sings The Great Diva Classics album and she recently discussed her latest release with The Wall Street Journal. The Queen of Soul also discussed upcoming divas and ...

Aretha Franklin Hears Her Influence In Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson And More

The Queen of Soul's latest, 'Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics,' landed on shelves in October, and includes covers of Adele, Etta James, Gladys Knight and several others. She recently talked about the project and about hearing her ...

Aretha Franklin Holds a Round of Awkward Satellite Interviews After Whitney Houston's Mother Forgets Lyrics While Singing Backup [WATCH]

Aretha Franklin recently did a round of interviews to promote her latest release "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics." Things got a little awkward as Franklin joined various outlets via satellite. Looks like she may have lost the chance to ...

Stream Aretha Franklin's New Album Of Famous Diva Covers Before Its Release [LISTEN]

Aretha Franklin recently released her rendition of Adele's monster hit "Rolling in the Deep," and now the whole album is available to stream in advance of its release.

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