Next month, the late, great Aretha Franklin will be honored with a concert celebration televised by CBS.
According to Detroit Free Press, in a tribute spearheaded by Clive Davis, who previously announced a celebration in August initially slated for November in New York, the legendary Queen of Soul will be memorialized with performances by Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, SZA, Patti LaBelle and more at L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium.
Co-produced by Davis alongside Grammys director, Ken Ehrlich, “Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul” will be held on January 13th, with additional performances by John Legend, Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Kelly Clarkson, Common, BeBe Winans, Chloe x Halle, H.E.R. and Janelle Monae.
“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.”
Tyler Perry is set to host, however, a broadcast date has not yet been set. In the meantime, the 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will broadcast on February 10th.