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Nicki Minaj Outpaces Taylor Swift; Aretha Still Number 1 But Retiring Soon

By Mark Jason Alcala | Feb 10, 2017 05:23 AM EST

Singer Nicki Minaj performs onstage during the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Nicki Minaj finally broke her previous tie with Taylor Swift with the release of "Run Up" making her the number two female artist with the most number of song entries to the Billboard Hot 100. Read More »

Aretha Franklin Renders Long Version of The National Anthem Makes Twitter A Hit

By Marshia Garcia | Nov 30, 2016 11:47 PM EST

Detroit native Aretha Franklin sings the National Anthem prior to the start of the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings game at Ford Field on November 24, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.

During the Thanksgiving Day, the music icon Aretha Frankin rendered a long version of the national anthem. The onlookers of the Detroit-Minnesota Vikings game were surprised to hear when she sang the last note. It lasted for 4 minutes and 35 seconds. Thus, it gained chimes on Twitter. Read More »

Health Issues Lead to Aretha Franklin Cancelling Her Shows

By Denise Nequinto | Aug 23, 2016 09:55 AM EDT

Atlantic Media's 2016 White House Correspondents' Association Pre-Dinner Reception

Due to health issues, Aretha Franklin has cancelled a number of her upcoming concerts due to health issues, and as recommended by her doctor. Read More »

Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj Feud With Aretha Franklin: 'Queen Of Soul' Doesn't 'Respect' Young Artists

By Larry Abuliak | Nov 11, 2014 03:33 PM EST

Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj Feud With Aretha Franklin: 'Queen Of Soul' Gives No

Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul with a new album of covers coming out, but the R&B icon doesn't mince words when asked what she thinks about today's music stars. In an interview with the "Wall Street Journal," Aretha gave her thoughts about some of the biggest acts in music today including Taylor Swift, Adele and Nicki Minaj. Her answers weren't the most flattering toward them: On Adele: "Young singer, good singer." On Alicia Keys: "Um, young performer, writer/producer." On Taylor Swift: "Okay. Great gowns. Beautiful gowns." On Whitney Houston: "Whitney was a talent. Definitely a talent. She had a gift. And Cissy's baby." On Nicki Minaj: "Nicki Minaj ... Hmm ... Now I'm going to pass on that one." In another interesting tidbit, the "Respect" singer was questioned about her impressions about Auto-Tune, a device used by many in the industry to enhance their voices. Read More »

Aretha Franklin in Burger Beef: Queen of Soul Gets No Respect At Johnny Rockets

By Michelle Nati | Jul 27, 2014 05:56 PM EDT

Aretha Franklin

It appears there was no respect for Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin at a Johnny Rockets near Ontario, Canada last week. Read More »

Aretha Franklin Sues Website for $10 Million Over Fake Patti LaBelle Story

By Star Connor | Apr 17, 2014 05:50 PM EDT

Patti LaBelle and Aretha Franklin

Remember that story that was supposed to be a joke and for entertainment about Patti LaBelle and Aretha Franklin having an all out diva brawl? Well looks like the jokes on the satire website Nerd News. Read More »

Divas at war!!! Patti LaBelle Arrested for Brawl with Aretha Franklin?

By Star Connor | Apr 15, 2014 12:13 PM EDT

Patti LaBelle and Aretha Franklin

This story couldn't be more funnier. A site called The Nerd News, revealed that legendary singers, Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle were involved in an all out brawl, resulting in LaBelle being arrested and charged for assualt and battery. Read More »

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and wife, Rev. Marcia Dyson on BET Honors Red Carpet

By Star Connor | Mar 02, 2014 04:58 PM EST

The BET Honors is still trending with high praises of the honorees and their work that they have accomplished. MStars reporter Star Connor was live on the red carpet, as Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and his wife Rev. Marcia Dyson expressed the joy of their peers accomplishments. Read More »

Aretha Franklin New Music: Queen Of Soul Teases New Album, Talks Health Concerns In AP Interview

By Alex Galbraith, Mstars Reporter | Aug 21, 2013 04:01 PM EDT

Great news or greatest news? Aretha Franklin says that her recentlt flagging health is almost back to normal and that, once she is back up to 100%, we should expect some new music from the Queen of Soul. Read More »

Beyonce Detroit Tribute [VIDEO]: Eminem, The White Stripes, Aretha Franklin, Kid Rock, And More Video Montage Dedicated To Bankrupt City, Bey Covers "A Change Is Gonnna Come'

By Dominique Zonyee | Jul 23, 2013 10:49 AM EDT


Beyoncé may be focused on her Mrs. Carter World Tour, being a mother to Blue Ivy and wife to Jay-Z but that doesn't mean that she doesn't have time to follow national news stories. On the heels of her Trayvon Martin vigil appearance in New York City, Queen Bey also offered her support to the city of Detroit, during her Mrs. Carter World Tour Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Read More »

The Voice 2013: Sasha Allen, Former Team Shakira Season 4 Contestant, Talks Steals, Song Choices, More

By Andrew Meola | Jun 24, 2013 11:15 AM EDT

Sasha Allen was one of the older competitors on Season 4 of NBC's "The Voice" at 31 years old. The mother of two made it all the way to the Top 5 before America finally sent her home. Read More »

‘American Idol’ 2013 Recap: Candice Glover Wins ‘American Idol’ Season 12, Finale Welcomes Back Former Contestants, Guest Performances

By Andrew Meola | May 17, 2013 09:32 AM EDT

Candice Glover

"American Idol" finally crowned its Season 12 champion after months of competition, eliminations and bickering among the judges. Read More »

Beyonce Lip Sync Backlash; Aretha Franklin Laughs at Diva's Pre-Recorded Performance

By Candace Amos | Jan 23, 2013 06:27 PM EST

Beyonce Lip Sync Backlash; Aretha Franklin Laughs at Diva's Pre-Recorded Performance Read More »

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