Tyler Perry set to host tribute special honoring the late Aretha Franklin. Airing on CBS, Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen Of Soul debuts later in 2019.
Although Tyler Perry takes the spot of host, he shares the stage with talented artists booked to honor Aretha Franklin’s musical legacy. Deadline reports Grammy winners Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Patti Labelle are among the singers listed. Chloe X Halle, H.E.R., Janelle Monae and SZA have also been listed as talent.
The worldwide mourning of Aretha Franklin stands as a testament to the impact of not only her art but her lifestyle. Heralded as the Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin’s influence stretched beyond music. Her philanthropic efforts, artistic genius, activism, and vibrant personality are all remembered greatly.
“This special will celebrate Aretha Franklin’s numerous accomplishments as an entertainment icon, singer, songwriter, pianist, actress and civil rights activist,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment.
The program records live at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, January 13th at 6 PM. Broadcasting date and time have not been released.