It was expected, after the news that Aretha Franklin was in hospice, that we'd be losing her soon. But one is ever ready to hear it confirmed that another icon of music is gone. Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has influenced artists of all genres and her music has inspired and transcended generations since her first album Songs of Faith.
After the news of her passing many took to social media to express their heartache and share condolences with Franklin's friends and family. Some, like JLo, shared videos of concerts and live performances where they had once incorporated Aretha's masterpieces into their repertoire. But my favorite tribute so far has been Ariana Grande's performance of Natural Woman with The Roots on The Tonight Show.
Ariana Grade just dropped new album Sweetener and, needless to day, it's already getting amazing reviews.