The music business would not be the same with legendary record man Clive Davis. Through his continued lifelong career in the industry Clive has discovered, signed and nurtured some of the greatest artists of all time. Still involved in music at the age of 80-years old, he is still hard at work doing what he loves, crafting projects for incredible female vocalists. Speaking with Billboard last week, Davis revealed he is currently working on Jennifer Hudson’s next record, and a project with Aretha Franklin.
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It was certainly a night to remember to put it lightly, as the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival went out with a Bang on Sunday night. The show kicked off in grand worship fashion with the legendary Kirk Franklin, then shifted to modern soul with Anthony Hamilton and Fantasia, and then took it back to the good ole days with the incomparable Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan. No need to sugar coat it, read Essence’s account of last night’s show and see photos below… #SupportR&B!
Before Whitney, there was Aretha. The Queen of Soul, who was the late-legends godmother, fittingly paid tribute to Whitney last night at a private concert at the McGlohon Theatre in Charlotte, NC. Check out Franklin’s emotional tribute to the star she helped guide since childhood.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication will be this weekend and Aretha Franklin is slatted to perform. With the keynote address from our very own President Barack Obama, civil rights leaders Julian Bond, Rep. John Lewis, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, members of the King family and journalist Dan Rather are also scheduled to speak.
The MLK statue, standing 30-feet, is the first dedicated to a black leader on the National Mall.
Wendy Williams took a trip to Detroit for an exclusive sit-down with Aretha Franklin. For the lighthearted interview the Queen spoke about her health and weight issues, the famous hat she wore at President Barack Obama’s inauguration, Whitney Houston, reality shows and more. Check it out and stay tuned for Part 2.
Aretha Franklin called into the Wendy Williams Show yesterday to discuss her recovery, her love for R. Kelly “You know, if he isn’t careful, I might become a cougar,” wanting Halle Berry to play her in her forthcoming biopic and more.