Christmas On Halloween IV: New Holiday Albums That May Or May Not Sleigh

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The Molly Burch Christmas AlbumIt’s tradition: Every year, on Halloween, we publish a roundup of new Christmas albums and other assorted holiday music popping off this season. We did it in 2016, and again in 2017, and again in 2018, and we’re doing it again now. It’s … More »

Mary J. Blige, Marc Maron Cast In Aretha Franklin Biopic Respect

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Mary J. BligeOscar-winner Forest Whitaker and Marlon Wayans have joined Jennifer Hudson in MGM’s Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect. More »

Cynthia Erivo To Play Aretha Franklin In National Geographic’s Genius

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National Geographic has found its Queen of Soul. More »

Aretha Franklin’s Handwritten Will Reportedly Discovered In Couch Cushions, Locked Cabinet

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Aretha-FranklinLast year, the legend Aretha Franklin passed away at the age of 76. She didn’t leave behind a formal will. But now one of her family members has filed legal documents, claiming that she’s discovered three handwritten wills from Franklin around her house. Two were reportedly in a locked cabinet. The other was … More »

Aretha Franklin And Ellen Reid Awarded Pulitzer Prizes For Music

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The winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize have been announced today. Composer Ellen Reid took home the Music award for her opera p r i s m, which premiered at the Los Angeles Opera last fall, while the late Aretha Franklin was awarded a special citation for her contribution to music … More »

Watch SZA & Alicia Keys Cover Aretha Franklin’s “Day Dreaming”

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Last night, CBS aired Aretha! A Grammy Celebration For The Queen Of Soul, a tribute concert to the late Aretha Franklin, who died last year. More »

Grammys 2019: Performances Ranked Worst To Best

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2019 might be some kind of cosmic turning point in the history of the Grammys: The first show where the conversation was more about who didn’t perform than who did. Ariana Grande’s fuck-this-shit refusal to play ball with the notorious Grammy-production dumbfucks revealed just how completely this was a show in … More »

The Number Ones: Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”

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Aretha-Franklin-RespectIn The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »

Good Morning Mix: The Knocks hop on Sirius XM’s The Cookout for a disco mix [Exclusive]

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It was The Knocks‘ turn for a feature on Sirius XM’s The Cookoutdishing out a groovy hour of classic house and disco vibes. Aired weekly on Diplo’s Revolution, the mix series is set to showcase some quality talent for the remainder of 2018, including fan favorites Malaa, Gorgon City, Boys Noize, and more.

Kicking off with Aroop Roy’s recently released disco track “What I Love,” the track list also includes some of the duo’s original content, with a “2K18 dance edit” of the their hit single “Classic,” and a Purple Disco Machine remix of “Ride Or Die” (also a vocal edit). With a some 2018 gems and an Aretha Franklin mashup to close out, this mix is packed with feel-good jams that’ll brighten anyone’s morning commute.

The NY-based producers will embark on their 2019 tour with a NYE performance at Mezzanine San Francisco. Head here for tickets and a complete list of tour dates.

Aretha Franklin’s Family Says Eulogy Was Offensive

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The late Aretha Franklin’s family said Monday that it found an Atlanta pastor’s eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul’s funeral last week to be offensive and distasteful. The eulogist, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., was criticized for a political address that described children being in a home without a father as “abortion after birth” … More »