Gladys Knight, Ledisi to Honor Aretha Franklin at AMAs


The American Music Awards will honor the Queen of Soul subsequent month. Dick clark productions tells The Associated Press that Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans and musical director Rickey Minor pays tribute to Aretha Franklin’s gospel roots and her iconic 1972 album, Amazing Grace, on the Oct. 9 occasion. It will air reside on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Franklin died final month. She received six AMAs all through her profession and even hosted the present in 1976 and 1983.

Sabrina Owens, Franklin’s niece and the executor of her property, says in a press release: “When I heard among the preliminary concepts for the tribute, I knew undoubtedly that this tribute will go down as the most effective in American music.”