From Princess Diana to Aretha Franklin: National Geographic celebrates women of impact

2020-03-04 09:55

The channel's line-up will feature history-making and boundary-breaking women whose stories impact our world.

Cynthia Erivo to play Arethan Franklin in Nat Geo's 'Genius'

2019-10-04 12:45

National Geographic (DStv 181) has announced that Cynthia Erivo has been cast as Aretha Franklin in the anthology series 'Genius: Aretha'.

Aretha Franklin remembered with a memorial service and documentary screening

2019-03-26 07:45

Family members celebrate Aretha Franklin on what would have been the Queen of Soul's 77th birthday with a memorial service and a screening of a documentary film.

Aretha Franklin is Nat Geo's next Genius

2019-02-11 11:36

The National Geographic television network says that Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will be the focus of its third Genius miniseries.

SA director Liesl Tommy to helm Aretha Franklin biopic

2019-01-14 12:15

The long-gesticulating Aretha Franklin biopic Respect is going ahead with stage director Liesl Tommy set to direct.

Queen of Soul's Detroit mansion sells for $300 000

2018-11-24 09:00

A historic Detroit mansion owned by late singing legend Aretha Franklin has been sold.

46 years later Aretha Franklin documentary finally sees the light

2018-11-06 09:21

More than 46 years after it was made, the Aretha Franklin concert film Amazing Grace is finally being released.

IN PICS: Aretha Franklin tribute mural vandalised

2018-10-03 12:35

A mural dedicated to Aretha Franklin has been vandalized just a week after it went up, Essence reports.

30 dresses worn by Aretha Franklin to go on auction

2018-09-10 15:36

Weeks after Aretha Franklin's death, an auction house announced the sale of more than 30 dresses worn by the Queen of Soul.

Aretha Franklin's lack of a will could make things rocky for heirs and here's how

2018-09-03 11:24

As Aretha Franklin's four sons and other family members move on from her funeral in Detroit, they are left with the potentially tall task of finding out how many millions she was worth.


7 photos of Jennifer Hudson and cast in Aretha Franklin biopic

2019-11-04 10:54

Jennifer Hudson is every bit the Queen of Soul in scenes for the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic.

Three handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin’s home

2019-05-22 13:58

Three have now been discovered in late American songbirds Aretha Franklin's Detroit home.

Aretha Franklin and the case of the missing money

2019-03-04 12:58

Authorities in suburban Detroit are investigating whether someone cheated singer Aretha Franklin by cashing a $178 000 cheque before her death.

Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle and Celine Dion confirmed to honour Aretha Franklin at star-studded tribute concert

2019-01-14 13:56

Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Celine Dion and more took the stage to relive some of the late Aretha Franklin's biggest hits in a tribute concert.

Aretha Franklin's attorney says her estate paid $3m in back taxes to IRS

2018-12-28 09:52

An attorney says Aretha Franklin's estate has paid at least $3m in back taxes to the IRS since her death.

Mariah Carey was 'intimidated' singing with Aretha Franklin

2018-11-22 10:34

Mariah Carey has shared that it was quite intimidating working with Aretha Franklin on Divas Live back in 98.

Aretha Franklin’s estate sued over unpaid legal bills

2018-10-26 15:40

The lawyer’s firm claim that they had provided a number of services for the singer and only received payment from her up until 2012.

Gladys Knight, Ledisi to honour Aretha Franklin at AMAs

2018-09-28 10:11

The American Music Awards will honour the Queen of Soul next month.

Aretha Franklin’s family slam reverend for ‘offensive’ eulogy at her funeral

2018-09-04 10:33

The family of Aretha Franklin have slammed Rev. Jasper Williams eulogy at the Queen of Soul’s funeral as 'offensive and distasteful.'

WATCH: Former US president Bill Clinton and stars join in epic farewell to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin

2018-09-01 10:10

A former president and music stars join in epic final farewell to Aretha Franklin.

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