Aretha Franklin

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  • Birth Name: Aretha Louise Franklin
  • Birth Place: Memphis, TN
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/25/1942, Aries
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter
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Why American Idol Champ Never Quit: I Couldn't Stay Away

Third time's the charm for American Idol's Season 12 champ.

Candice Glover's victory on the reality singing competition show Thursday night comes after two major setbacks. She had previously auditioned in Season 9 and 11 and even made it to the Hollywood rounds, where she was then eliminated. She came back again in Season 12 and this time, made it to the very end.

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"I always knew for some reason that it would happen if I kept going," she told reporters backstage after the finale. "At some point I said, 'American Idol obviously doesn't want me, so why would I go back?' But I found myself on the website, looking at auditions again and being determined. I just couldn't stay away."

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Her winning moment "I'm still trying to process the whole thing. read more

Nicki Minaj Video Deemed Too Risqué to Premiere on American Idol

All the American Idol judges performed on Thursday night's finale... except for Nicki Minaj.

On a night chock-full of performances, including Korean pop sensation Psy and Aretha Franklin via satellite, the "Superbass" singer's absence from the stage was conspicuous. The omission wasn't a snub though. read more

Who Won American Idol?

It took a mere 127 minutes Thursday night for Fox to crown the winner of the 12th season of American Idol. So who took home the title, Kree Harrison or Candice Glover? Keep reading to find out.

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 BET Honors 2014 TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2013 Top R&B Divas of All Time TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2013 Gospel Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 My 9 Special TV Show Series, Performer
2013 60s Girl Grooves TV Show Series, Performer

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News

Music Producer Phil Ramone Dies at 72

Music producer Phil Ramone passed away Saturday morning in New York, his family confirmed to CNN. He was 72. read more

Is Mariah Carey Joining Fox's American Idol as a Judge?

Mariah Carey may be sitting at the American Idol judges table next season.

The Grammy-winning artist is... read more

Report: Aretha Franklin Wants to Judge American Idol

It's no secret that American Idol is looking for a few new judges and it seems the singing competition already has one very qualified individual interested in the gig.

"The Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin told CNN in an e-mail Saturday that she is interested in joining Idol as a judge. The 18-time Grammy winner says she is a longtime fan of the show and would... read more

Weekend TV Roundup: A Thick Satire, Good Wife Finale, a Marvel-ous EPIX Weekend, More

Timing is everything. Which may help explain why, after a nearly three-year delay, BBC America is finally importing the third season (from 2009) of the blistering political satire The Thick of It to its "Ministry of Laughs" weekend franchise (Saturday, midnight/11c) — on the heels of HBO's launch of Veep, which springs from the same demented imagination of dark farceur Armando Iannucci.

Thick set the tone of deeply cynical, bitterly vicious, and scaldingly profane high-office shenanigans that Veep is adapting with some success. read more

Kevin Costner, Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder Pay Tribute at Whitney Houston Funeral

Some 1,500 invited guests descended upon Newark, N.J. to pay their final respects to music legend Whitney Houston on Saturday, with Kevin Costner, Tyler Perry, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys paying tribute to the pop diva. The funeral, called her "homegoing" ceremony on the invitations to the service, took place at New Hope Baptist Church, the same church where Houston first sang as a young girl.

"Whitney... read more

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