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Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings Available March 22

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AMAZING GRACE was Aretha Franklin’s biggest-selling album and the best-selling live gospel album of all time. AMAZING GRACE: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS will be available on March 22, just three days before Franklin’s birthday. On vinyl for the first time, the beautiful set includes four, 180-gram LPs that contain both of her transcendent performances at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, which were recorded in Los Angeles on January 13 and 14, 1972.

Also available as a 2CD set and digitally, pre-order your copy here: https://rhino.lnk.to/AmazingGrace

Stellar Gospel Music Awards To Honor The Queen of Soul

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The 34th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will honor the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin with the ICON Award in addition to a special tribute to be performed by Kelly Price, Regina Belle and Erica Campbell. The telecast will premiere on BET on Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.

On behalf of Aretha Franklin’s family, thank you Mr. Don Jackson and the Stellar Gospel Music Awards Committee and team!

Read more at Celebrity Myxer.

Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’ Set For Release August 2020

MGM has dated its Aretha Franklin biopic Respect for August 14, 2020. The pic, directed by Liesl Tommy and scripted by Oscar winner Callie Khouri, follows the 17-time GRAMMY winner from her childhood days singing in her father’s church’s choir to mega stardom and the performer of such hit songs as “Respect” and “Chain of Fools.” Dreamgirls Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson will play Franklin.

Read more at Deadline.

Listen To Aretha Franklin’s Stunning Version Of ‘Silent Night’

“During this time of the year, my aunt would be finishing up her Christmas shopping in New York and Chicago, planning her annual holiday event with family and friends, selecting songs for her Christmas playlist, and talking about her menu for Christmas dinner… she loved the holidays; it was her favorite time of the year!” – Sabrina Owens, Aretha’s niece.

This is Aretha’s stunning new version of “Silent Night” featuring her on piano, accompanied only by her unparalleled voice.
Watch the new video here. https://rh-ino.co/silentnightsoloyt
Listen here: https://rhino.lnk.to/SilentNight

Rolling Stone: Aretha Franklin Documentary ‘Amazing Grace’ Amplifies the Power of a Gospel Classic

Rolling Stone writes that Amazing Grace, the new Aretha Franklin documentary filmed in 1972 by Sydney Pollack, “is a marvelous 87-minute testament to Franklin’s unrivaled singing ability” with sequences “that make the Amazing Grace documentary an indispensable visual companion to the album. The movie adds a remarkable amount of oomph to what is already among the most viscerally affecting releases in Franklin’s extensive discography — having seen the singer reduce the barrel-chested Cleveland to tears, you can’t help but hear the music differently.”

Read more at Rolling Stone.