She may be gone but the stars will celebrate in her honor"Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul,” airing at 9 p.m. Sunday on CBS. This show was supposed to include Aretha but we lost her too soon. The good news is the show will go on with a star-studded cast of singers performing in her honor.

  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Celine Dion
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Fantasia,
  • Alicia Keys
  • John Legend
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Alessia Cara
  • Chloe x Halle
  • H.E.R.
  • Kelly Clarkson

Daughter of a Detroit minister, she started her career in the church and ended up selling out stadiums. Did you know that she had 112 songs that made it on the Billboard chart. She had 17 top-10 pop singles and 20 number-one R&B singles. Not to mention that she is in the UK Music Hall of Fame along with the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. All this coming from a gal who taught herself how to play the piano. Who could not be impressed with that kind of talent.

Even though the show was filmed at the Shrine Auditorium on January, Detroit was well represented  According to the Detroit Free Press...

Thirty-five Franklin family members and friends flew in for the occasion, and Smokey Robinson took the stage to reflect on his lifelong bond with the late singer. Recalling their back-porch talent contests on Detroit’s north side, Robinson lovingly remembered a childhood prodigy who was “already the princess of soul.

I can't wait to hear the outstanding performances this tribute have, plus honoring this great lady!