Aretha Franklin honored with a star-studded tribute concert

Aretha Franklin honored with a star-studded tribute concert

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Celine Dion and more came on stage to relive some of the biggest hits of the late Aretha Franklin in a tribute concert.

The star-studded musical series including Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and Common, honored Franklin's life and career during the "Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" on Sunday in Los Angeles. The tribute will be organized by Tyler Perry and will be released on CBS on 10 March.

Franklin 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 & # 39; s little sister & # 39; called. A Franklin montage was shown by the show including on-screen quotes paying tribute to her from former President Barack Obama, Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett.

Celine Dion acts in

Celine Dion performs at the "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" event at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday January 13, 2019 in Los Angeles. The special will take place on March 10, 2019. (Photo by Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP)

Yolanda Adams, left, and Common play on the

Yolanda Adams, left, and Common play on the

Yolanda Adams, left and Common perform at the "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" event at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday January 13, 2019 in Los Angeles. The special will take place on March 10, 2019. (Photo by Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP)

Patti LaBelle performs in the

Patti LaBelle performs in the

Patti LaBelle performs at the "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" event at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday January 13, 2019 in Los Angeles. The special will take place on March 10, 2019. (Photo by Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP)

Smokey Robinson speaks at the

Smokey Robinson speaks at the

Smokey Robinson speaks at the "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" event at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday January 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. The special will take place on March 10, 2019. (Photo by Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP)

Celine Dion acts in

Celine Dion acts in

Celine Dion performs at the "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" event at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday January 13, 2019 in Los Angeles. The special goes out on 10 March. (Photo by Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP)

John Legend will intervene

John Legend will intervene

John Legend performs at the "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" event at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, January 13, 2019 in Los Angeles. The special will take place on March 10, 2019. (Photo by Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP)

Patti LaBelle performs in the

Patti LaBelle performs in the

Patti LaBelle performs at the "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" event at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday January 13, 2019 in Los Angeles. The special will take place on March 10, 2019. (Photo by Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP)

John Legend will intervene

John Legend will intervene

John Legend performs at the "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" event at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, January 13, 2019 in Los Angeles. The special will take place on March 10, 2019. (Photo by Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP)

Celine Dion acts in

Celine Dion acts in

Celine Dion performs at the "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" event at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday January 13, 2019 in Los Angeles. The special will take place on March 10, 2019. (Photo by Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP)

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