Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Kelly Clarkson to Honor Aretha Franklin With Concert - NBC Connecticut

Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Kelly Clarkson to Honor Aretha Franklin With Concert

Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Celine Dion, John Legend, SZA and Janelle Monae will also perform some of Aretha Franklin's biggest hits

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    Aretha's Epic Obama Inauguration Performance

    Aretha Franklin brought down the house at President Barack Obama's first inauguration in 2009. Her performance was as memorable for her hat as it was for her rendition of "My country 'tis of thee." (Published Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018)

    The Queen of Soul will get a royal tribute from Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Kelly Clarkson and more next month.

    The Recording Academy and music mogul Clive Davis will put on the special concert — "Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" — on Jan. 13 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The event will broadcast later in 2019 on CBS.

    Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Celine Dion, John Legend, SZA and Janelle Monae will also perform some of Franklin's biggest hits at the concert. Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry will host the event.

    Tickets go on sale Friday. Other performers include Common, BeBe Winans, Brandi Carlile, Chloe x Halle, H.E.R. and Alessia Cara.

    Franklin died of pancreatic cancer in August in her Detroit apartment. She was 76.