Aretha Franklin has been trending on Twitter today and fans of the "Queen of Soul" are concerned about reports claiming the 75-year-old singer may be losing her battle with cancer. Click to SUBSCRIBE for more awesome! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0ZRDKHl5FxjY6TyNr06nKA Thank you for stopping by the channel! If you enjoyed, I try to do videos every day! Check us out at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0ZRDKHl5FxjY6TyNr06nKA
Aretha Franklin describes her shock when she heard Godchild Whitney Houston had died.
A memorial service planned by Aretha Franklin for her late father and brother has drawn hundreds of people to a Detroit church where they were ministers. The Detroit News reports the Sunday service featuring gospel music and a free soul food buffet packed New Bethel Baptist Church. Several people shared their memories of Franklin's father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin, and her brother, the Rev. Cecil Franklin. Her father, who died in 1984, was also a civil rights activist, and her brother, who died in 1989, managed her career. Nearly two hours into the service in her hometown, the soul singer appeared on stage to perform the gospel tune "The Old Ship of Zion." Some in the audience cried. The newspaper reports Franklin's father would have turned 100 this year. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/4e67281c3f754d0696fbfdee0f3f1469/Article_2015-06-08-US-People-Aretha-Franklin/id-64d735d0185a4cbaa1f7bf7416ae0b25 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 -- February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most-awarded female act of all time. Her list of awards includes two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, and 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards as of 2010. Houston was also one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide. Inspired by prominent soul singers in her family, including her mother Cissy Houston, cousins Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick, and her godmother Aretha Franklin, Houston began singing with her New Jersey church's junior gospel choir at age 11. After she began performing alongside her mother in night clubs in the New York City area, she was discovered by Arista Records label head Clive Davis. Houston released seven studio albums and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits ("Saving All My Love for You", "How Will I Know", "Greatest Love of All", "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)", "Didn't We Almost Have It All", "So Emotional" and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"). She is the second artist behind Elton John and the only female artist to have two number-one Billboard 200 Album awards (formerly "Top Pop Album") on the Billboard magazine year-end charts. Houston's 1985 debut album Whitney Houston became the best-selling debut album by a female act at the time of its release. The album was named Rolling Stone's best album of 1986, and was ranked at number 254 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Her second studio album Whitney (1987) became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Houston's crossover appeal on the popular music charts as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for "How Will I Know", influenced several African-American female artists to follow in her footsteps
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