Aretha Franklin Tribute: Ariana Grande Performs 'Natural Woman' on Fallon

Aretha Franklin Tribute: Ariana Grande Performs 'Natural Woman' on Fallon

Aretha Franklin Tribute: Ariana Grande Performs 'Natural Woman' on Fallon

As the world mourned the passing of the Queen of Soul, late night talk show hosts offered their appreciation of the legendary Aretha Franklin. "She will be missed!". He visited her in a room where she was getting ready, and she looked at him and said, "Rev. Al, it don't get better than that, Aretha getting her hair done in the White House with a black president! She worked for me on numerous occasions".

Also, Barack Obama on Thursday in a statement praised "Queen of Soul" for her "unmatched musicianship" which he said "helped define the American experience".

In any case, his comments were seen as somewhat disparaging and pretty disrespectful.

For all her regal bearing, the key to the emotion in Franklin's singing is very often her unsure sense of self.

The star also recalled listening to Aretha's music with his mother when he was younger.

Her voice breaking, Jackson, 52, described how Franklin, who passed away Thursday at 76, lived near the family during part of her childhood. Her music regularly disclosed a vulnerability and insecurity residing within the head that wore the "Queen of Soul" crown. Her voice and charisma forever changed the way we listen to music.

"Every time she sang, we were all graced with a glimpse of the divine". We can but dream of what Chic collaborations or other disco diva wonders would have come if she'd have connected to the scene, but in their absence we still have this. This is true whether we're listening to an early hit like "Respect" or her staggering 2015 Kennedy Center Honors rendition of "Natural Woman" in front of a visibly moved President Obama. "I am infinitely THANKFUL".

In one of his Between the Scenes clips on The Daily Show, Trevor Noah paid tribute to late legend Aretha Franklin.

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