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Queen of Soul expresses interest in joining 'American Idol'updated: Sat Jul 14 2012 21:23:00

"American Idol" lost two stars this week when judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez announced they would not be returning next season, but the hit Fox show could gain itself The Queen.

Singer Cassandra Wilson back from 'Another Country'updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 16:08:00

Twenty years ago, singer/songwriter Cassandra Wilson signed a lucrative recording deal with Blue Note Records and subsequently released her seminal recording "Blue Light 'til Dawn." The critically acclaimed work led Time magazine to proclaim her "America's Best Singer."

Legendary singers on Dick Clark's legacyupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 16:39:00

Little Richard and Aretha Franklin discuss how they first met and how they view Dick Clark's legacy.

Houston's mother, daughter attend private viewingupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 22:07:00

Whitney Houston's mother and daughter attended an emotional private viewing Friday, hours ahead of the pop singer's funeral in Newark, New Jersey.

Houston to have 'home going service'updated: Fri Feb 17 2012 22:07:00

Entertainment correspondent Kelley Carter describes what and whom you can expect to see at Whitney Houston's funeral.

Whitney Houston, special from the startupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 06:48:00

We now live in an age when glamorous, hey-look-at-me belters so dominate the pop-music firmament that you can barely tell who's doing the shouting. So it may be hard for some to remember -- or imagine -- what it was like to behold Whitney Houston for the first time. Not even your first taste of snow, your first meaningful kiss, your first encounter with one of the seven natural wonders quite aligns with the experience -- unless as some rough combination of all three.

'Soul Train' legend remembered as 'pioneer'updated: Thu Feb 02 2012 16:48:00

As news spread that "Soul Train" legend Don Cornelius died Wednesday morning of a gunshot wound at the age of 75, fans and friends took to Twitter to express their grief in a stream of condolences that continued Thursday.

Remembering Don Corneliusupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 16:48:00

"Soul Train" founder Don Cornelius was found dead of an apparent suicide. He is remembered as a pioneer and visionary.

1995: Cornelius on success of Soul Trainupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 16:10:00

In a 1995 interview, Don Cornelius explains why "Soul Train" succeeded despite the difficulties.

Authorities: 'Soul Train' founder dead of gunshot woundupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 16:10:00

Don Cornelius, the founder of the "Soul Train" television show, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head Wednesday, authorities said. He was 75.

Soul singer Aretha Franklin is engagedupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 16:30:00

Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin is engaged to her "longtime friend and confidant," William 'Willie' Wilkerson, Franklin's spokeswoman said in a statement.

People.com: Aretha Franklin Injured - by Her Jimmy Choosupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 13:13:00

The Queen of Soul fractures a toe in her hotel room while promoting her new album

People.com: Inside Aretha Franklin's Big Birthday Bashupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 21:09:00

The Queen of Soul celebrates her 69th by singing and dancing in N.Y.C.

People.com: Aretha Franklin: I Didn't Have Gastric Bypassupdated: Sat Mar 12 2011 09:08:00

Still, the Queen remains mum on the exact procedure she had in December

People.com: BUZZ: Did Aretha Franklin Undergo Gastric Bypass Surgery?updated: Fri Mar 11 2011 09:28:00

Still, the Queen remains mum on the exact procedure she had in December

People.com: How Aretha Franklin Lost 85 Lbs.updated: Wed Mar 02 2011 17:50:00

The Queen of Soul cut foods "that will hurt you eventually" to achieve her stunning weight loss

People.com: Aretha Franklin Describes Her Painupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 15:34:00

"It nearly brought me to my knees," she tells Wendy Williams. "So I said, 'The concerts are over'"

Grammy upset: Arcade Fire beats Gaga, Eminem for top albumupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 19:11:00

Christina Aguilera tumbled, Bob Dylan strained to be heard and Lady Gaga turned up in an egg costume -- just one of the many memorable moments from the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.

Grammy Awards show teams legends with new starsupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 11:37:00

Millions of television screens reverted to black and white for a few minutes Sunday night as the 53rd annual Grammy Awards turned off the color for Bruno Mars.

Katy Perry brings granny to Grammysupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 11:37:00

Katy Perry brings her 90-year old grandma with her on the Grammy red carpet

People.com: Christina Aguilera Kicks Off Grammys on a High Noteupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 07:28:00

The pop star delivers a strong tribute to Aretha Franklin one week after her Super Bowl flub

Aretha Franklin feels 'absolutely super' ahead of Grammy tributeupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 17:00:00

Aretha Franklin won't say much about her recent health troubles, but the Queen of Soul said in an interview with HLN on Tuesday that she's doing "very, very, well."

Grammys to honor Aretha Franklinupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 17:00:00

Soul queen Aretha Franklin talks about her Grammy tribute, health rumors and tour plans.

People.com: Aretha Franklin to Get All-Star Grammy Saluteupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 15:11:00

Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Yolanda Adams and Florence Welch will honor the Queen

People.com: Aretha Franklin Says Health Problem Is 'Resolved'updated: Fri Jan 07 2011 09:07:00

The singer shares details of her health scare - but dodges the pancreatic cancer question

People.com: Aretha Franklin: I 'Feel Great' Post-Surgeryupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 07:08:00

In a new interview, the singer says she's resting at home and will reveal her ailment soon

People.com: Aretha Franklin Is Home from the Hospitalupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 10:33:00

The Queen of Soul has a private nurse at home, but hopes to attend concerts soon

Aretha Franklin home after surgeryupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 21:09:00

Singer Aretha Franklin is back home recuperating after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed malady, her publicist, Tracey Jordan, said Wednesday.

People.com: Aretha Franklin Expected to Leave Hospitalupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 15:14:00

The Queen of Soul is doing "okay" amid pancreatic cancer reports, say family members

People.com: Recovering Aretha Franklin Visited by Rev. Jesse Jacksonupdated: Sun Dec 05 2010 17:49:00

The queen of soul is "doing well" and is "very prayerful," says Jackson

People.com: Aretha Franklin Recovering from 'Highly Successful Surgery'updated: Fri Dec 03 2010 09:49:00

The queen of soul says "God is still in control" and thanks fans for their prayers

People.com: The Royal Wedding: What Already Makes April 29 Specialupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 17:29:00

Celebrity birthdays, anniversary and important dates in entertainment and history have already marked April 29

People.com: Aretha Franklin's Son Released from Hospitalupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 10:51:00

Eddie Franklin had oral surgery after being severely beaten at a Detroit gas station

People.com: Aretha Franklin's Son Severely Beaten at Detroit Gas Stationupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 17:27:00

Eddie Franklin, 52, was reportedly in emergency surgery after being attacked by three assailants

Embattled Rangel holds birthday gala -- but unclear who's comingupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 05:35:00

Embattled lawmaker Charlie Rangel, who is embroiled in an ethics investigation, celebrates his 80th birthday Wednesday -- but the event may lack much of its promised luster.

Aretha Franklin cancels concerts because of fractured ribs, painupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 09:34:00

Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin has canceled two free concerts in New York because of an injury, according to a statement issued by her publicists Wednesday.

Surprising names behind these famous worksupdated: Sun Jul 18 2010 07:41:00

Which late night TV personality co-wrote "It's Raining Men"? Who came up with the State Farm jingle before hitting the big time? And who was the kid lit superstar who penned Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue"?

People.com: Michael Jackson to Pay for His Own Funeralupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 22:47:00

The "extraordinary" costs of Thursday night's internment will be covered by his estate, a judge rules

People.com: Mystery Singer at Michael Jackson Memorial Revealedupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 11:12:00

Judith Hill makes her mark leading a memorable rendition of "Heal the World"

People.com: Tyler Perry Denies He'll Kill Madeaupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 17:46:00

With even Aretha Franklin loving Madea, it's unlikely she'll go away

People.com: Michelle Obama's Gown Is Headed for the Smithsonianupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 17:01:00

The first lady's inaugural ensemble could go on display as early as this summer

Aretha: Witness to historyupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 09:27:00

CNN's Larry King talks with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, about the Inauguration of Barack Obama.

'Queen of Soul' not pleased with performance at inaugurationupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 09:27:00

Legendary singer/songwriter Aretha Franklin sang "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at the inauguration Tuesday.

A blogger's inaugurationupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 09:56:00

Everyone was blogging about Tuesday's inauguration -- even the people who were putting it on.

'We are ready to lead'updated: Wed Jan 21 2009 09:56:00

President Barack Obama says Americans must hold tight to the ideals of our forefathers.

Commentary: For Obama's poet, poetry 'is the human voice'updated: Mon Jan 12 2009 14:28:00

When Barack Obama is sworn in as president January 20, there will be music -- by, among others, Aretha Franklin, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and the U.S. Marine Band. There will be prayers and speeches -- including Obama's inaugural address. And for the fourth time in the nation's 56 inauguration ceremonies, there will be poetry -- by someone far less well-known.

Celebrating Christmas with Aretha Franklinupdated: Wed Dec 24 2008 16:13:00

Here's what happens when you go to interview Aretha Franklin: Her publicist will e-mail the cell phone number of her security man to your BlackBerry. Once you reach the lobby of the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, you call the cell phone. Someone will come down to get you and bring you up to her suite, where you'll be greeted by Carlton, her longtime makeup artist.

Aretha's first Christmas albumupdated: Wed Dec 24 2008 16:13:00

Aretha Franklin gets r-e-s-p-e-c-t with her first-ever Christmas album. CNN's Denise Quan has the story.

Time.com: Record Producer Jerry Wexler Diesupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 16:20:00

Legendary record producer Jerry Wexler, who helped shape R&B music with influential recordings of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and made key recordings with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, has died

FSB: Heavy metal makeoverupdated: Thu Apr 17 2008 14:44:00

Never before in the history of the planet has there been so much music floating around, of all kinds and easily accessible. Thanks to iTunes and its cousins, from YouTube (great for live concert clips) and MySpace (unsigned bands) to satellite radio, Internet radio and the vast underworld of illegal file sharing - well, as Aretha almost said, What you want, baby, you got.

People.com: Beyoncé's Father Fires Back at Aretha Franklinupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:23:00

The queen is getting stung back.

People.com: Aretha at Grammys: Not Feeling the R-E-S-P-E-C-Tupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 13:08:00

When Beyoncé and Tina Turner hit the Grammy stage for their high-octane duet on Sunday, most observers were left in awe. But the woman known as the "Queen of Soul" was left in a state of dismay over Beyoncé's introducing Turner as "the Queen."

People.com: All Eyes on Kanye West, Amy Winehouse at Grammysupdated: Sun Feb 10 2008 21:25:00

The Grammy Awards is celebrating its 50th anniversary – and this year's telecast promises plenty of what the Recording Academy offers best: thrilling live performances with an emphasis on unique musical pairings.

People.com: Faith Hill Recovering from Knee Surgeryupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 09:42:00

Faith Hill recently had surgery to repair an old knee injury but isn't letting up on her busy schedule.

People.com: Aretha Franklin Opens Up About Losing Weightupdated: Sun Sep 16 2007 22:12:00

"Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin will be joining Usher, Stevie Wonder, Ludacris, Garth Brooks, Robin Thicke and other all-stars for Sept. 18's Dream Concert at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall.

DIY lessons: Tools make a woman sexier updated: Wed Sep 12 2007 09:23:00

Who says girls can't do their own home improvement projects -- and like it? After many attempts to feather her own nest, Veronica Chambers has learned that there's much more to do-it-yourself than just knowing how to handle a power drill.

SI.com: Andrew Lawrence: Gibson's legacy complete with tributeupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 22:01:00

At a tennis facility named for the woman who triumphed over sexism, inside a stadium named for the man who beat racism, the woman who made both victories possible finally got her due.

Jonesing for a Maybachupdated: Wed Jan 24 2007 10:15:00

"Sue! SLOW DOWN!" Quincy Jones screamed, his normally baritone, saxophone-esque voice jumping into Aretha terrain, his body straining against all six racing belts holding him in the seat.

List of Grammy winnersupdated: Thu Feb 09 2006 00:06:00

Here is the list of winners at the 48th annual Grammy Awards:

Review: Blige's worthy 'Breakthrough'updated: Tue Dec 20 2005 14:58:00

There are people who shouldn't even pretend to be at peace -- take, for instance, Mary J. Blige.

Mourners pay tribute to Rosa Parksupdated: Wed Nov 02 2005 13:01:00

Thousands of mourners packed a Detroit church Wednesday for an emotional tribute to civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who changed the country 50 years ago when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white man.

The music of 'The Blues Brothers'updated: Tue Aug 30 2005 11:22:00

Several noted R&B singers and musicians played roles -- and songs -- in "The Blues Brothers." Among them:

Aretha Franklin hospitalized updated: Mon Mar 22 2004 22:30:00

Aretha Franklin was hospitalized over the weekend with an undisclosed ailment and remains hospitalized Monday, her publicist said.

Fortune: Old-School Country Soulupdated: Mon Feb 21 2000 00:01:00

I Am Shelby Lynne Shelby Lynne (Island/Mercury)

Fortune: A Sexy Songstress Who Oozes...Sleepupdated: Mon May 10 1999 00:01:00

Cherokee I Love You ... Me RCA

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