Ariana Grande And The Roots Deliver Soaring Tribute To Aretha Franklin

Ariana Grande did something she did not want to do today but powered through in honor of Aretha Franklin and then broke down in tears

Ariana Grande did something she did not want to do today but powered through in honor of Aretha Franklin and then broke down in tears

The death of the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, still has many of us reeling.

The 25-year-old USA star brought the house down last night with a hastily-arranged and emotional rendition of Aretha's 1967 hit (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Grande later recalled receiving a phone call from Franklin, who wanted Grande to listen to music from either her nephew or grandson - Grande couldn't remember which.

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While the rest of their cohabitational development is still a work in progress - "It's like, we have six beanbags, but we have no forks-you know what I mean?" - it's good to hear at least Davidson has got the refrigerator covered.

"She called me one time and she goes 'Hi it's Aretha" added Ariana. However, the "God is a Woman" singer later changed her mind after Questlove convinced her to sing with The Roots. According to TMZ, producers asked the 25-year-old pop star to perform a song by Franklin as a tribute to the late legend, who died Thursday at the age of 76. After the tribute received a standing ovation, the singer left the stage in tears.

The family of Aretha Franklin are believed to be planning a public memorial at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, as they expect thousands of fans will want to pay their respects.

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