Aretha Franklin passed away on August 16 at the age of 76 due to pancreatic cancer. The world said goodbye to ‘The Queen of Soul‘ Friday morning at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan. The six-plus-hour long ceremony featured plenty of speakers and performers.
Among those who took to the stage included Ariana Grande, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan, Fantasia, Smokey Robinson and more. I’ll try to upload the tributes as they become available on YouTube. Check out performances by Hill, Khan and Grande below in the meantime.
Speaking of Ari… love her, but maybe a different choice than the black mini-dress paired with stilettos would’ve been a better choice. Just saying 😉
Ariana Grande performs at Aretha Franklin’s funeral
Chaka Khan performs at Aretha Franklin’s funeral
Faith Hill sings at Aretha Franklin’s funeral