Jennifer Hudson teamed up with Carole King and Jamie Hartman to pen an original song from the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic (RESPECT) soundtrack and by the way this track sounds, we can already tell the entire body of work is going to be fire!

The film based on the life of the Queen of Soul features Forest Whitaker, Mary J. Blige, Marlon Wayans and Marc Maron and arrives in theaters on August 13.

Patrice Covington’s gifts spread wide. She’s not only flourished on Broadway, but in the music studio and on the big screen, too.

In January of 1972, Aretha Franklin along with Reverend James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir got together at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles to record the album "Amazing Grace."

The first glimpse of Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson as the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is here. MGM released the first teaser trailer for Respect, the upcoming Franklin biopic starring Hudson, who Franklin personally chose to portray her in a biopic before her death last August of pancreatic cancer. Directed by Liesel Tommy, the first […]

via madamnorie/ By Victoria Uwumarogie: In the 3rd series from National Geographic’s anthology TV…Cynthia   is set to star in Genius: Aretha  as Aretha Franklin, and the first look at her in costume is not bad at all. CLICK HERE to read story  

via EEWMagazine/Tony Harris: Fans of the late Aretha Franklin were already ecstatic when they first learned Jennifer Hudson would portray the “Queen of Soul” in her upcoming biopic. Now, there’s even more reason to celebrate since Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker, actor Marlon Wayans, Broadway star Audra McDonald, and Oscar-nominee Mary J. Blige have all signed on, […]

Almost a year removed from her death, Aretha Franklin‘s impact can still be felt and even seen. The debut trailer for the upcoming documentary about her life, Amazing Grace has been released and will most certainly send chills down your spine. The trailer shows the Queen of Soul singing “Amazing Grace” in front of an enthusiastic church […]

While there was MUCH to discuss about the tribute to Motown at the 61st Grammy Awards, one tribute that felt brief but powerful was the one for the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin who passed away last year at 76. Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day stood side by side as they belted out Aretha’s […]