ARETHA FRANKLIN TO RELEASE BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM
ARETHA FRANKLIN SINGS THE GREAT DIVA CLASSICS ON OCTOBER 20th
Aretha Franklin, the incomparable “Queen of Soul,” will release her highly anticipated brand new studio LP ARETHA FRANKLIN SINGS THE GREAT DIVA CLASSICS on October 20th via RCA Records. The album’s lead single, Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep (Aretha Franklin Version)” will be available for download on September 29th with album pre-order at select digital retailers.
Aretha’s unsurpassed vocal styling permeates on popular diva classics ranging from Barbra Streisand’s “People,” and Gladys Knight’s “Midnight Train To Georgia,” to Alicia Keys’ “No One,” and a mash up of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive and Destiny’s Child’s “I’m A Survivor,” and more. Aretha plays piano on The Supreme’s “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” and is joined by Grammy Award winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum on “At Last” and “Teach Me Tonight.”
ARETHA FRANKLIN SINGS THE GREAT DIVA CLASSICS reunites Franklin with Sony Music Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Clive Davis as they take the helm as co-producers to bring Davis’ concept to fruition. A-List producers Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Andre 3000, Harvey Mason, Terry Hunter and Eric Kupper add their award-winning production skills.
Rightfully earning the #1 spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s prestigious “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” list, and #9 on 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list, Franklin has won a total of 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best-selling female artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide.
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