Billboard confirmed music govt Clive Davis reportedly acquired Aretha Franklin’s blessing in June to guide an all-star tribute to have fun her six many years within the music trade. Clive Davis Presents: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin might be produced by Stay Nation and can happen in New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Sony Music’s chief inventive officer govt produced a few of Franklin’s best hits. The pair has a close to 40-year-old friendship. Davis met the singer within the late ’70s after he began Arista information. ” I went to her home in Los Angeles, and he or she cooked dinner for me. We spent the night attending to know one another and establishing the bond that we’ve,” he stated.
Showbiz411 initially reported the information of the tribute live performance with Jennifer Hudson as a headlining performer. In an unique story revealed on Monday, Roger Friedman wrote:
Certainly, they every talked about it to me final month once I went to to Detroit to see Aretha. The Queen of Soul was past delighted. She personally authorised Jennifer Hudson, who’s slated to play Aretha in a biopic for Sony/Tri-Star, as one of many lead performers.
Different particulars relating to the present haven’t been introduced. It’s scheduled to happen on Nov. 14. There isn’t a phrase on if Franklin’s well being will enable her to attend the present however will probably be streamed for her as she rests up in Detroit.
Keep tuned for extra updates of a possible lineup and ticket gross sales.