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Aretha Franklin Planning Lavish 69th Birthday Bash

After recovering from a mystery illness late last year, Aretha Franklin is ready to kick her heels up and have a good time for her birthday.

According to reports, the Queen of Soul is planning an

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Aretha Franklin Denies Gastric Bypass Rumors

Aretha Franklin has denied reports that her drastic weight loss is due to gastric bypass surgery.

The legendary soul singer, who was recently honored at the Grammy Awards, underwent surgery for a mystery illness back in December,

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Aretha Franklin Taps R. Kelly for 38th Album

After successfully overcoming an undisclosed ailment, Aretha Franklin is ready to pick up where she left off. The Queen of Soul is gearing up to release her 38th studio album 'Aretha: Woman Falling out of Love' on May 3, with eccentric songwriter R. Kelly tapped to lend his songwriting abilities to the new LP.

The album, which w

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Aretha Franklin Feels ‘Right on the Money,’ Plots Return

Just days after she was honored at the Grammys for, you know, just being herself, Aretha Franklin has announced that she is ready to take back her crown as the Queen of Soul. Following emergency surgery and hospital visits last December, Franklin cleared her schedule, prompting w

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Aretha Franklin Returns Home From Hospital

Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin has returned home for the holidays, where she will recover from her recent surgery.

"I've been at home for almost three days now," Aretha said in a statement. "My family and friends who brought me home are taking great care of

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Aretha Franklin Diagnosed With Cancer

A week after undergoing surgery for an unknown illness, it has been reported that legendary singer Aretha Franklin has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and may have less than a year to live.

While her surgery was dubbed "highly successful," FOX 2

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Aretha Franklin Responds to Son’s Beating

In an effort to clear up several inaccuracies regarding the incident, revered soul singer Aretha Franklin has finally made a public statement regarding the brutal beating of her 52-year old son, Eddie Franklin.

The eighteen-time Grammy-winning singer disclosed that

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Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin to Be Crowned Apollo Legends

Almost a year after his death from acute Propofol intoxication, Michael Jackson will be inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame during the Harlem theater's Annual Spring Benefit on June 14.

Jackson will be honored along with the Queen of Soul, Aretha

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Keri Hilson Butchers National Anthem at Hawks Game

Americans have watched many a singer struggle to deliver the National Anthem live, and Keri Hilson is just the latest victim to the tricky song.

Hilson was enlisted to perform 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at an Atlanta Hawks basketball game on Wednesday, March 31, but the R&B singer had some trouble getting the lyrics straight. Despite her obvious, flub, however Hilson kept right on singing, a

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Black Music Milestones

Music plays an integral role in our lives, but, at times we take for granted the moments that uniquely changed the game. From the first time Michael Jackson moonwalked for the American public to the day five guys from Compton, Calif. got together to form the world's most dangerous group, here are our top 20 bla

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