This year, fans said farewell to a number of iconic figures in the world of pop culture. Throughout the past twelve months, we’ve lost the likes of Stan Lee, Mac Miller and many more. Among the many we said goodbye to was the “Queen of Soul”, Aretha Franklin. At the age of seventy-six, Franklin fell victim to a pancreatic tumor. While she is gone, her life and career will never be forgotten.
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At her home going service in Detroit, Franklin was honored with words and performances from a number of talented leaders. Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Gladys Knight and many more paid tribute to the legendary singer. Tonight, Franklin was honored with another incredible performance from a trio of singers.
At the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, The Recording Academy called upon Andra Day, Fantasia and Yolanda Adams to lead a tribute performance to the Motown Records legend. During the performance, Day, Adams and Fantasia delivered a stunning performance of Aretha Franklin’s “Natural Woman”.
During her illustrious career, Franklin won eighteen Grammy Awards and was given a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991. Watch the full performance above and keep up with our complete winners list as the night goes on.