ARIANA GRANDE AMONG PERFORMERS FOR ARETHA FRANKLIN FUNERAL
Ariana Grande will be among the performers who will pay tribute to Aretha Franklin at her funeral on Friday.
In addition to Grande performing will be Steve Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Faith Hill, Shirley Caesar, Chaka Khan and more. Franklin’s rep, Gwendolyn Quinn, says Franklin met Grande when the two performed at the White House in 2014 for then President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as part of the “Women of Soul” concert.
Quinn says Franklin enjoyed meeting Grande at the time and Franklin’s family was moved by Grande’s performance of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” after Franklin’s Aug. 16 death.