Aretha Franklin's music rising on charts following her death

Tanya Simon
August 18, 2018

Over on Jimmy Kimmel Live, guest Don Cheadle revealed that he, too, received a phone call from Franklin, who reached out to tell him how much she enjoyed his performance in the 2015 Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead. When I do hear her, I am reminded of all she embodied in her work as well as her life, and all of the historical moments at which her work gave embodiment to mine.

US President Donald Trump said the singer "brought joy to millions of lives and her extraordinary legacy will thrive and inspire many generations to come". The performance was certainly a moving one and earned her roaring applause from the audience.

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".

"Asteroid 249516 Aretha, found by our NEOWISE mission and named after the singer to commemorate the Queen of Soul, will keep orbiting beyond Mars".

The funeral for Aretha Franklin will be held two weeks from Friday, on August 31, in her hometown of Detroit. However, something tells me she's got a mattress or TV stashed somewhere with thousands of dollars in it like Big Momma's house on Soul Food just waiting to inflate that $60M number.

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"'Respect' is THE second-wave feminist anthem, more than any other song I can think of", says Evelyn McDonnell, editor of the anthology "Women Who Rock" and professor at Loyola Marymount University.

Stevie visited Aretha on Tuesday along with her ex Glynn Turman, while Jesse Jackson visited her on Wednesday, the day before she died.

LaBelle shared her condolences after the Respect singer's death.

Musician Jon Batiste said the parade of music and cultural pioneers shaped a young Aretha Franklin.

As Aretha Franklin is remembered for her music, she's also being remembered for her role in the civil rights movement. "You are doing such a great job, '" added Lemon, his voice cracking. "[Franklin] fondly recalls how Vietnam vets have expressed their gratitude for how her music helped them cope with the stress of war". "It's just sad that he has to go there, and attach her to himself". The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History was also the site of Rosa Parks' viewing in 2005. They have all been involved in her career, and an insider says that they will fight to keep their mom's money in the family.

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