Recording Academy to pay fitting, all-star tribute to The Queen of Soul

Later this month, a historic tribute will tape at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles that will include performances by Grammy winners and 61st Grammy Award nominees.

The Recording Academy’s tradition of tribute specials continue with “Aretha! A Grammy Celebration For The Queen Of Soul,” a one-of-a-kind tribute concert and passionate remembrance of Aretha Franklin. The special will be taped on Jan. 13 and aired sometime in 2019 on CBS with performances from outstanding Grammy winners and nominees.

Grammy winners celebrating her legendary repertoire include Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Alessia Cara, Kelly Clarkson, Common, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Patti LaBelle, and BeBe Winans.

They will be joined in song and tribute by artists nominated for the 61st GRAMMY Awards — coming soon on Feb. 10, 2019 — Brandi Carlile, Chloe X Halle, H.E.R., Janelle Monáe, and SZA.

The unforgettable night will be hosted by movie and television actor, writer, director, and producer Tyler Perry. “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul” is presented together with AEG Ehrlich Ventures, CBS and Clive Davis.

“Aretha was more than the Queen of Soul; she was a national treasure,” said Clive Davis. “This unique concert – featuring many of today’s greatest artists – will celebrate Aretha in a spectacular manner befitting her once-in-a-lifetime talent.”

As if you needed any reminder of her genius, check out her performance of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” at her induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.