Aretha Franklin's music rising on charts following her death

Aretha Franklin's music rising on charts following her death

Aretha is survived by her four sons Clarence, Edward, Kecalf and Ted.

"My prayers are with your family and loved ones". She worked for me on numerous occasions.

Legendary US singer Aretha Franklin.

Franklin's death was confirmed by her long-time publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, on behalf of her family, who said she died "surrounded by family and loved ones".

The public viewing and funeral service dates for Aretha Franklin have been announced.

"Aretha Franklin had it in her contract that she wouldn't perform for segregated audiences", Trevor Noah said.

"The country was riven by race relations tension and we, you can see, are all white - we didn't give a damn", he said.

Aretha Franklin was never an "employee" of Donald Trump's - no more so than Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Michael Jackson, or any of the scores of other entertainers who performed at Trump properties over the years.

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"In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade - our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect", tweeted Obama. "It's an honor to have met her".

In popular consciousness, this music was much more "black" than the poppy products coming out of Motown at the time.

Ariana wasn't the only singer paying tribute to the Queen of Soul.

'She wasn't able to speak back, ' Wonder said as he choked up. The greatest singer and musician of my lifetime. "Not just me or the civil rights movement or women - it's important to people".

Charles called his mother during our interview. Throughout her career, I was blessed to share her music and her iconic story. She belonged to a generation of African American artists who migrated from the south during a time when segregation and Jim Crow law was still in effect, who then went on to participate in mainstream American culture. It featured a close-up image of Franklin and a still photo of LaBelle singing in the background.

In a video package highlighting the star's most memorable moments, there is a picture of Franklin on the left and the dates of her life with an image of Patti LaBelle in the top right corner.

Trump's comments, however, proved, as ever, controversial, and not simply because her appearances at his properties hardly amounted to a sustained employment relationship. She RAISED THE BAR.

"I am deeply saddened about the passing of the Queen of Soul and my sister in song, Aretha Franklin", Patti wrote on Twitter. We could not forget you if we tried.

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