Talk about sisters with voices!
Some of the most powerful female singers of today's music scene will gather together to pay homage to The Queen of Soul at this year's Grammy Awards.
The Recording Academy will spend a special "valentine" and "get well card" to Aretha Franklin during the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, which will be televised internationally and digitally live from Los Angeles' STAPLES Center on Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. EST.
Academy and Grammy Award winning vocal powerhouse Jennifer Hudson will join gospel diva Yolanda Adams, country superstar Martin McBride, London rocker Florence Welch (of Florence + The Machine) and Christina Aguilera for a musical tribute to Franklin, who is in recovery from an unspecified ailment which derailed her music plans for six months.
Franklin, an 18-time Grammy Award winner is currently up for another trophy this year; her duet with fellow R&B legend Ronald Isley on the classic 'You've Got A Friend' is nominated in the Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals category.
The special segment will feature individual and collective performances of some of the Franklin's classic hits and will add to what seems like an endless lineup for Music's Biggest Night
Because of her illness, the 'Freeway of Love' singer will not be in attendance at this year's ceremony but production sources say that Franklin may be shown via video conferencing. In an interview yesterday on CNN Headline News, the chanteuse said she will be home watching the show and popping popcorn.
Other sources hint that Whitney Houston may appear in tribute of her the woman known as her godmother.
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