Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin’s granddaughter fails audition for ‘American Idol’

15-year-old Grace Franklin didn't advance from her audition last month

All of these classic albums turn 50 this year

1972 was a stand-out year for classic albums

Detroit renames post office after Aretha Franklin

The name change was approved by US Congress earlier this year

The 50 best music documentaries of all time

Unmissable movies – and where to watch them

Jennifer Hudson was picked by Aretha Franklin to play her in ‘Respect’

She was impressed by Hudson in ‘Dreamgirls’

“Her talent was a gift”: Jennifer Hudson on bringing Aretha Franklin to the big screen

The star of 'Respect' spills some secrets from her new blockbuster biopic

Jennifer Hudson remembers her final conversation with Aretha Franklin

Hudson was personally selected by Franklin to play her in upcoming biopic 'Respect'

‘Respect’ review: Aretha Franklin biopic packs plenty of heart and soul

Jennifer Hudson stars as the late, great soul legend in director Liesl Tommy's feature film debut

The music of Steve McQueen: inside his ‘Small Axe’ soundtrack

The acclaimed filmmaker takes us on a tuneful trip down memory lane