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Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert On CBS Announced

Tyler Perry will host.

December 27, 2018 - 2:32 pm

(WWJ) Detroit's Queen of Soul may have left us, but her legacy lives on. An Aretha Franklin tribute concert will hit television screens in 2019.

CBS made the announcement today: The show will feature Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and Janelle Monáe. It will be hosted by Tyler Perry, and produced by Clive Davis.

"Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul" will be held on January 13th at the L.A. Shrine Auditorium. No broadcast date has been announced.

"I am thrilled to have the Recording Academy and CBS as partners in this global tribute to my very dear friend Aretha Franklin,” Davis said in a statement. "Aretha was more than the Queen of Soul; she was a national treasure. This unique concert — featuring many of today's greatest artists — will celebrate Aretha in a spectacular manner befitting her once-in-a-lifetime talent."