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, […]

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Ben E. King, best known for the sweet soulful anthem to fidelity, “Stand By Me,” died on Thursday at age 76, his publicist confirmed to…

Who influences the world? Beyonce does. A few days after it was announced that Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o was the cover star of People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful People” issue, news surfaces that Beyonce was named one of the world’s most influential people by Time Magazine. She also graces the cover of the mag. King Bey […]

  Did you hear the story about Patti LaBelle being arrested and charged with assault for trying to deck Aretha Franklin? On 11 April 2014, the News Nerd web…

Despite the fact viewership has consistently declined, “American Idol” is still giving young hopefuls their shot at singing stardom. One of this season’s frontrunners is a young teen named Malaya Watson and she performed the Aretha Franklin classic “Ain’t No Way.” The performance was so emotional, Jennifer Lopez was brought to tears. Watson even got […]

When it comes to legendary women of soul, the first two names that come to mind are Patti LaBelle and Aretha Franklin. The two ladies have both helped kick open the door for black artists to flourish. However, somewhere with both women striving for success, there was some type of bad blood. How do we […]

The world of R&B/Soul has just gotten a little more interesting. Singer/songwriter/producer Babyface and songwriter/producer Nate “Danja” Hills are reportedly teaming up to create songs for Aretha Franklin‘s next project. Besides of the aforementioned, details surrounding the album are shrouded in secrecy. However, we can tell you Hills and Babyface have already been in the […]

The Queen of Soul is not pleased with recent criticism about her voicing her goal of becoming a judge on American Idol. On a recent edition of the Today show, co-host Kathie Lee Gifford mentioned that maybe Aretha Franklin isn’t the best pick: “If they are looking for a younger demographic, there are a lot […]

Just days after Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced their exits from “American Idol”,  Aretha Franklin has expressed interest in being a judge for the reality show. In response to an email question asking Franklin whether she is interested in joining “Idol” as a judge or a mentor, the singer responded, “Yes I am interested […]

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin wants to add another job to her resume. She wants to become a judge. Aretha Franklin wants to become a judge, but not in a court of law. Franklin wishes to add her judging abilities to singing competition reality shows like The Voice, American Idol, and Duets. While being […]

There has been tension between Aretha Franklin and Beyonce for a few years. Franklin famously blasted Bey for calling Tina Turner “The Queen” during a Grammy Award show performance. Since Bey’s Grammy performance, Franklin had been making snarky remarks about the “Love On Top” singer. Aretha once replied to a question about Beyonce with, “Beyonce […]

Aretha Franklin has reportedly been personally asked by Clive Davis to perform at the funeral of her goddaughter, Whitney Houston. Arrangements are still being made for the legend’s burial, but the Queen of Soul has agreed to Davis’ request. And while the ceremony itself may be invite-only, fans will be able to take part in […]