Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, is sure to be an unforgettable night as some of the biggest names in music will pay tribute to late music icon Aretha Franklin.
“Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen of Soul” will feature performances by Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Alessia Cara, Kelly Clarkson, Common, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Patti LaBelle, and BeBe Winans.
2019 Grammy nominees Brandi Carlile, Chloe X Halle, H.E.R., Janelle Monae, and SZA will also grace the stage to perform some of Franklin’s legendary tracks.
Hosted by Tyler Perry, the live tribute concert will tape Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and will air later in the year.
More performances are set to be announced over the next couple of weeks leading up to the taping.
“For more than six decades, her extraordinary artistic achievements coupled with her passionate dedication to her philanthropic work—which ranged from children’s and artists’ issues to civil rights activism—served as a testament to her power, majesty, and genius,” said Neil Portnow, president/CEO of the Recording Academy in a press release. “These gifts positioned her as a true cultural icon, and the Recording Academy is honoured to celebrate her inspirational legacy.”
“Aretha was more than the Queen of Soul; she was a national treasure,” Clive Davis added. “This unique concert—featuring many of today’s greatest artists—will celebrate Aretha in a spectacular manner befitting her once-in-a-lifetime talent.”
The 18-time Grammy Award winner passed away on Aug. 16, 2018, at the age of 76 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.