Watch Ariana Grande Sing Aretha Franklin's "A Natural Woman" With The Roots

Brenda Watkins
August 17, 2018

However, according to TMZ, when she arrived, producers pitched her the idea of performing a song in honour to Franklin, who passed away Thursday morning at age 76.

Production sources tell us Ariana was scheduled to appear on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Falon" Thursday. but she was only going to do a comedy skit. Thank you for thinking of me.

She also recalled a time that the iconic diva had phoned her about listening to her grandson's music. Come back down)/My body's here on Earth, but I'm floating/(Girl, what's wrong with you? She was able to touch so many people, divinely. "There is no Queen of Soul right now and she can never be replaced". She stepped into the room and everyone bowed down.

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'But I had the biggest crush in the world on him the whole time, like forever my friends used to make fun of me for all that stuff. Then you've seen someone you've only known through your headphones and you see them in real life and you're having a conversation with them.

The 25-year-old U.S. star brought the house down last night with a hastily-arranged and emotional rendition of Aretha's 1967 hit (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Watch the performance below.

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