Aretha Franklin's Most Memorable American Music Awards Moments: Watch


From a younger, Detroit gospel singer to a world soul and R&B icon, Aretha Franklin mesmerized the world together with her otherworldly vocals and talent to excel in any style she tried. For over 40 years, she held the document for essentially the most songs on the Billboard Hot 100, which was later topped by rapper Nicki Minaj in 2017. Beyond the music, Franklin was a believer and famous participant within the nonviolent civil rights actions of the 1950s and '60s.

Following her passing earlier this yr at age 76, the 2018 American Music Awards will honor the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin with a tribute this Tuesday, Oct. 9. In mild of the AMAs' tribute to her legacy, Billboard has rounded up 5 of Franklin's most memorable AMAs moments. Watch them under:

1. Performs "It Only Happens" ('76)

Franklin sang her upbeat "It Only Happens (When I Look at You)," from 1975's You album, in a color-blocked, orange-and-yellow costume that was as dazzling as her vocals in the course of the efficiency. Her voice simply slipped into excessive notes as she breezed by means of lyrics like "It occurs each time I look into your eyes/ I can virtually see in your coronary heart."

2. Accepts favourite soul/R&B feminine artist from Michael Jackson ('76)

Pop music legend Michael Jackson offered Franklin with the award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist on the 1976 AMA's. During her tender spoken speech, she thanked everybody that "made this award potential," and particularly her followers, "most of all, all of you."

three. Son Clarence accepts her award for favourite soul/R&B feminine artist ('77)

The soul icon's first-born son gave a short-but-sweet speech on her behalf on the 1977 American Music Awards: "I'm positive if my mother had been right here tonight she'd thank all of you who've made it potential for her to win this lovely award, and I want to thanks."

four. Thanks Luther Vandross whereas accepting favourite soul album (1983)

Franklin accepted her award for favourite soul album from the band Toto on the '83 American Music Awards and particularly made positive to thank her producer on the time -- legendary singer, songwriter, and producer Luther Vandross. A blonde-haired Franklin dazzled in a feathery headpiece and a strapless, black costume adorned with rhinestones. 

5. Honors her late father C.L. Franklin in finest soul/R&B feminine artist acceptance speech ('86)

The soul icon accepted her 1986 favourite soul/R&B feminine artist award remotely from her Detroit house, the place she wore a white sequined prime that paired together with her brief, asymmetrical coiffure and blue eyeshadow. She thanked "all you fantastic individuals who voted for me," and accepted the award "in reminiscence of my dad, Reverend C.L. Franklin" -- the Baptist minister and Franklin household patriarch having died in July of 1984.