Check out Black America Web's list of good reads by iconic soul sirens from the past and dominating divas on the radio today, including Mariah Carey, Nina Simone, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Grace Jones and more.

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 […]

The Queen of Soul lived for generations whether it be in R&B, hip-hop, gospel or more. Aretha Franklin’s voice was instrumental in many an outstanding hip-hop classic over the years from the obscure to the not so obscure. RELATED: A Rose Is Still A Rose: On Aretha Franklin’s ’90s Classic RELATED: 10 More Hip-Hop Songs […]


Nicki Minaj is setting the record straight and not in a diss track, but on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. With the debut of her song “Make Love” with Gucci Mane at No. 78, Minaj ties with Aretha Franklin in the most appearances by a female artist on the Hot 100 charts. Franklin and Minaj […]

Thanks to Youtube user named Darcell Bios, the Queen of Soul is hilariously shether[ing] the heck out of these girls!

The Queen Of Soul's last album will feature Stevie Wonder.

Aretha Franklin performed a 5 minute retention of the National Anthem during the Lions Vs Vikings Thanksgiving game. This has to be the longest national anthem performance ever LOL. Check it out below!  


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Give it to the Queen of Soul to honor Prince in such a beautiful way.

Following the success of Patti LaBelle's pies, Aretha Franklin is launching her own line of chili, gumbo, baked chicken and desserts.

This week’s airing of the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors showed President Obama in a whole new light after a show-stopping performance from the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. The legendary singer brought the house down during her tribute to singer/songwriter Carole King in Washington D.C. The December 6th show aired Tuesday evening and honored King, Star Wars creator George Lucas, […]


This week's airing of the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors showed President Obama in a whole new light after a show-stopping performance from the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.