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

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Alicia Keys (Photo: AP)
Alicia Keys (Photo: AP)

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

The star-studded musical lineup that also included Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and Common honoured the soul singer's life and career at the Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul on Sunday in Los Angeles.

The tribute hosted by Tyler Perry will air 10 March on CBS.

Aretha died of pancreatic cancer in her Detroit apartment last year. She was 76.

Smokey Robinson shared some of his special moments with Franklin who he called his "little sister."

A montage of Franklin was shown throughout the show including one with onscreen quotes paying homage to her from former President Barack Obama, Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett.

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