An all-star lineup will pay tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, a historic CBS tribute that will be broadcasted in 2019 and will tape at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. on Jan. 13, 2019 with performances by GRAMMY winners and 61st GRAMMY Award nominees.
Every time I think or hear the name Aretha Franklin I can’t help myself by singing some of her classics out loud such as Respect, Natural Woman, I say a Little Prayer and “Let it be” just to name a few.
The Recording Academy’s tradition of tribute specials continues with “Aretha! Can I get an AMEN! It just gives me Goosebumps all over. A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul,” a one-of-a-kind tribute concert and passionate remembrance of Aretha Franklin. The special will be taped on Jan. 13 and aired sometime in 2019 on CBS with performances from outstanding GRAMMY winners and nominees.
I’m already rehearsing all her lyrics as we speak so that I can be a part of this historic show, which I just know will blow my mind away. I sometimes wonder is anyone else just as excited as I am? I mean it’s not everyday that an icon such as Aretha gets celebrated and what better way than at the GRAMMY Awards 2019.
GRAMMY winners celebrating her legendary repertoire include Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Alessia Cara, Kelly Clarkson, Common, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Patti LaBelle, and BeBe Winans. They will be joined in song and tribute by artists nominated for the 61st GRAMMY Awards — coming soon on Feb. 10, 2019 — Brandi Carlile, Chloe X Halle, H.E.R., Janelle Monáe, and SZA.
“For more than six decades, (let that sink in for a while) her extraordinary artistic achievements coupled with her passionate dedication to her philanthropic work — which ranged from children’s and artists’ issues to civil rights activism — served as a testament to her power, majesty, and genius,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. “These gifts positioned her as a true cultural icon, and the Recording Academy is honored to celebrate her inspirational legacy
The unforgettable night will be hosted by one of my all time favourite movie and television actor, writer, director, and producer Tyler Perry. “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul” is presented together with AEG Ehrlich Ventures, CBS and Clive Davis.
“Aretha was more than the Queen of Soul; she was a national treasure,” said Davis. “This unique concert — featuring many of today’s greatest artists — will celebrate Aretha in a spectacular manner befitting her once-in-a-lifetime talent.”
Join me on the 10th of February in celebrating the legendary “Queen of Soul” and let me know your thoughts and comments of the performances of the night, and also what your all time favourite Aretha Franklin Song is.