The Tyler Perry hosted event will broadcast in 2019.
Aretha Franklin will be receiving a well-deserved tribute with amazing acts coming together to honour her name and musical strides. Tyler Perry is set to host Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul that will be taped live in Los Angeles on January 13th and will be aired later in the year, Deadline reports.
The line-up includes Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Alessia Cara, Kelly Clarkson, Common, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Patti LaBelle and BeBe Winans and 2018 Grammy nominees Brandi Carlile, Chloe X Halle, H.E.R., Janelle Monáe, and SZA.
“This special will celebrate Aretha Franklin’s numerous accomplishments as an entertainment icon, singer, songwriter, pianist, actress and civil rights activist,” Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President of Specials, Music and Live Events at CBS Entertainment told the publication. “Aretha had an incredible effect on humanity and music with her indomitable spirit and grace. We look forward to honoring this music legend with numerous performers who all admire and respect the Queen of Soul.”
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"I am thrilled to have the Recording Academy and CBS as partners in this global tribute to my very dear friend Aretha Franklin,” record producer Clive Davis added. “Aretha was more than the Queen of Soul; she was a national treasure. This unique concert — featuring many of today’s greatest artists — will celebrate Aretha in a spectacular manner befitting her once-in-a-lifetime talent.”