Aretha Franklin Nicki Minaj

Rapper Nicki Minaj was bumped out of the #1 spot by Aretha Franklin's 30 Greatest Hits album on Thursday. Streaming sales of the queen of soul's music surged on iTunes after Aretha lost her prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer at age 76.

Aretha Franklin

Nicki's album Queen was bumped to #2 on the iTunes chart while Aretha's classic single "Respect" climbed to the #2 spot on the singles chart. More music from Aretha, including "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," ''Think," ''Chain of Fools" and "I Say A Little Prayer," all landed in the Top 40.

Condolences and tributes continue to pour in from around the world for the late great soul singer. Pop singer Alicia Keys performed "Natural Woman" on Nicki's "Queen Radio" show to honor Aretha. And pop star Ariana Grande sang Franklin’s hit “(You make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman" on "The Tonight Show" on Thursday.

Alicia recalled losing her confidence in Aretha's presence at Clive Davis' party.

“It was kind of scary to be in her presence, in a good way. When you just know you’re in the presence of greatness. I remember the first time Clive asked me to perform with her. She’s one of the greatest of all time, one of the greatest voices. I remember her giving me a lot of love and said she played my songs during her shows. She performed ‘You Don’t Know My Name.'"

Aretha Franklin

 

  • Phillybruh
  • Vonn

    Rock Steady baby!! Long live The Queen through her music & civil rights endeavors.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Alicia sounds a hot ass mess. Wow. Can't wait to send this to my bf. He loves her ass to death. ?

  • ShelbyMoore

    Van Lathan let it slip that there's a video of Nicki chasing Safaree with a knife...so, let's see where this goes.

  • ShelbyMoore
  • FukkFolks2018

    Hell it impacted her piano playing too apparently. That was her worse ever up there in that clip. I am stunned.

  • DETROITTOATL

    I can't say that this happened because of death. We all know Aunt Retha been making top hits. LONG LIVE REAL MUSIC.

  • ShelbyMoore

    There you have it....God gave her a gift and she used it Harloting, so.....

  • Vonn

    ??

  • supastar

    Safree did say Nikki cut him.

  • Meme

    It actually hurt my ears! You're mean thoe about you're gonna send it to your bf ?

  • ShelbyMoore

    Yea, Van is basically validating what Safaree said to be true. The walls seems to be closing in around ya girl. She seems to be on an island by herself. The Barbz say that ShETHER wasn't anything and didn't do anything to Nicki's career, but that was the first blow and a big one at that. And, that's why people are now able to come forward with the shady shat that she's done.

  • FukkFolks2018

    He LOVES Alicia Keys chile. He has yet to respond. I sent it to him like here go your gf. make it make sense!

  • PhillyFacts

    What was the beef with Patty and Aretha? They were talking about it this morning on the radio, but I missed it. Folks were tight because Patty was on the news here this morning, and said they didn't even get along.

  • FukkFolks2018
  • SoulfulLove

    I wondered myself. I do remember her saying that Patty's Pies is nasty

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • FukkFolks2018

    Sent a damn fax to the Associated Press about Dionne Warrick. JUST LAST YEAR. Over some shit said 5 years before she SENT the fax. Lmaoo. She didnt have time okay? Stayed who she was til she was done here on earth.

    https://www.elle.com/culture/music/news/a44790/aretha-franklin-dionne-warwick-whitney-houston-fax/

  • Junkanoo

    There's an endless list of dead people who will always out shine petty Nikki

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile Retha threw major shade...May her shady ass rest in peace.Regardless

  • Alextra Ballard

    ReRe had beef with alot of people

  • Alextra Ballard

    Ion think Nicki mine! If she does she bedda tread lighty

  • PhillyFacts

    Did she lol

  • SpillyNillie

    As she should...Reign Queen!

  • SpillyNillie

    My type of lady! Neva the one to fake, play, or be phony!

  • FukkFolks2018

    The list is long!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Everybody spell your words right in here tiday. We got a spelling bee champion in here now

  • PhillyFacts

    At least she kept it real, from what I'm reading this morning. If she liked you, you knew it and if she didn't you knew that as well. That's called keeping it 1-hunnid (100) as my 21 yo says. lol

  • Vegas1989

    Good Morning....LOL...WOW..Yesterday the spelling Troll was on you....

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    In the end, people Love Real music!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ??? okay !!! ...

  • Sircaput

    Fox news got it missed up again as they always do, they had Aretha accolades up on a split screen with Patti picture because they think all black people look alike. Then they had the nerve to say how good Aretha pies was.

  • FukkFolks2018

    THIS!

  • TheyDontHearMeTho

    Nicki stayed bragging about breaking Aretha records. Then I see an old video of Aretha saying “I’m gonna pass on that one” when asked to critique Nicki lml. The day she died Nicki was posting her vogue covers. What a self absorbed lil bitch. Now look at this lol...

  • Ni Ni

    I hope Patty tell us what they beef about one day. I give her props for trying to keep it classy in public Lol.

  • free

    not fit to touch the hem of her garment lololololol

  • Phillybruh

    I read that article and it was just as funny as the idea of her starting up beef via fax...lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • PhillyFacts

    Dis-ra-darn-spectful....WOW

  • Guest

    She was an Aries. that's who we are.

  • free

    #dead FAX!!!

  • PhillyFacts

    I guess the truth hurt Patty's feelings then, because them pies were trash. I was pissed I drove all over the earth searching for them, and could've just went to Shoprite who's pies are actually good.

  • Miss Thang

    WHY DOES ALICIA CONTINUE TO DO THIS????? Somebody!!! Please play this for Alicia and ask her if it sounds good!! This girl working my nerves with all this YELLING. STAY in your DAMN RANGE. Your vocal chords about to commit suicide :(

  • hottlanta

    Loved how she was black n didnt apologize for it. They showed last night how she paid for Angela davis bail. They asked her why. She said l made my money off black people n l am gonna use my money 2 help black people. Yassssss

  • Miss Thang

    I heard she had beef with Gladys Knight too.

  • Meme

    Well he's too busy for your tomfoolery today ?either that or he's speechless? as I was my ears still hurt from the memory of that cacophony

  • hottlanta

    Foz news had patti labelle photo instead of aretha photo yesterday. Twitter let them have it.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    We do? Awww sheet...

  • free

    alicia, you sound like sh!t i hope somebody she knows reads this blog.

  • hottlanta

    This is wrong. DJ Omarosa greatest hits with her mixtapes r in the number 1 slot. Folks going crazy bcas they dont know which song she is going 2 play next.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    And Tina Turner.

  • Miss Thang

    lmao

  • Yui

    She had a beef with everybody. Just about. But she wasn’t as bad as Anita Baker—?

  • PhillyFacts

    Sad

  • Ang

    Someone needs to politely pull Alicia aside and tell her, "baby you can't sing. You have a career because you were fortunate to debut in the autotue era to a young generation that wasn't accustomed to seeing artists play instruments so they believed the hype. Be grateful and stay in your lane." Come to think of it, I'm surprised Aretha never told her.

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/voUn9E9IGbbfG/200w.gif

  • Ang

    That's why billboard put out an article making it clear that Nikki wouldn't have broken Aretha's record if rules were the same as they were back in the day when they didn't count features in an artist's list of number 1s.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lol..Patti, Dionne Warwick,Donna Summers, some say she may have had beef with the late great Whitney Houston,just to name a few.Sometimes you just caint bleeve everything that's written

  • Solstice

    ? I couldn’t even finish the whole video. Ms. Keys, ????? that was not the song for you. Just no. Her pitch was off IMO and it was too breathy. No ma’am. ?? This was not the proper song for her vocal range. Whew, chile, the slaughter ?https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3d14df2fa8f20021d05b225fa2d1be0fc579e50182c976e3f49f1bae9e76d21f.gif

  • Ang

    What was her excuse before that? She's always been terrible. She's just gotten more bold in not trying to hide it.

  • Solstice

    Yess!! It ??? was ?? (I’m really at a loss for words) just fill in the blank ________

  • Solstice

    ? great. Another one slithered in huh? ??. Good looking out!

  • Solstice

    “Then they had the nerve to say how good Aretha pies was” ? The hell??! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/06cf30335d24aac7ff8a2c9b65cf24ab47d3d893448172c9ae7e7990a39c34b1.gif

  • Miss Thang

    I know her throat hurt after that mess!

  • Solstice

    That was absolutely horrible. I couldn’t even get through the song.…??

  • Solstice
  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Alicia Keys voice will never return to its natural state cause of Karma....Chile...

  • Solstice

    ????!! Pure Atrocity!! ??

  • Solstice
  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Aretha and Patti have always had beef since the 80's. I remember when they did Oprah together and were shading each other...Aretha was a talent like no other but she was a straight diva...anybody she saw in her lane she would shade...she aint even ask Dionne Warwick if she could remake "say a little prayer" she just did it LOL...Aretha was gangsta...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I didn't believe the hype either...even tho Patti can cook her azz off smh...them shoprite pies be having me in my feelings lol....

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Chile...

  • Solstice
  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    For real...HE took away her talent the minute she got with him...

  • Miss Thang

    I LOVE that :)

  • PhillyFacts

    Girl yes eyes closed munching lol

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Dammit...Im go to shoprite after work now just for that damn pie smh...

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Alicia you and those cankles need to try again

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    ?

  • missmiami305

    I was actually listening when Alicia opted to sing. Girl still has vocals......said no one ever????

  • Solstice

    Naw. Just leave it alone ?? Don’t even attempt it anymore! She should just let it go. Smh

  • Marlika

    Good! Phawk Nikki!!!

  • dblogged

    Nikki was pretty here. Before the beast consumed her

  • PhillyFacts

    Lol

  • SumthinSweeter

    No lie. Whenever you sing below or above your natural register, you will and can f up your vocal chords.

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    Thank God. ?? Save the music.

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    I’m not even gonna watch it. At all.

  • Solstice

    Lmao! ?? Do not waste any of your time. At all! I’m low key wishing I hadn’t watched it myself…??????

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    That pic of Nicki's face tho.... priceless. All respect to the Queen of Soul.

  • Pnthr

    ???? Good. Down the charts you go, icki.

  • Li-Wright

    I just bought the Greatest Hits albums....I have another CD of hers the Divas, but this one is really good.

  • Li-Wright

    Alicia is really really a songwriter and pianist. She's a good not great singer. A lot of songerwriter/pianists (Carol King) are just OK as singers. They will tell you that they started singing because they couldn't pay others to sing their songs. I think Alicia is a great pianist. Aretha covered Alicia's song on the DIVA CD.

  • free

    yes, i meant her voice. i thought somebody told her after "this girl is on fire" but i see she is still at it, howling at the moon.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I got blasted last night for speeding incorrectly. I can’t ebrn get drunk and vent on the blog no more ??

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Hard as hell too. I can’t even get drunk and talk in here now I gotta be sober and shyt ??

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Goggles ???

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Look I did it again I’m drinking now

  • Latisaj

    May the real Queen gather her crown. Sorry Nick!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    When Aretha was asked what she thought of Nicki Meningitis, she said, "I'll pass," and true to her word, Aretha passed her right on by on the charts.

  • cusp_23

    Yaaaaaaas!! Queen ? R.I.P

  • Ghost

    Well she is the QUEEN!

  • Luvn_it

    Nicki - Miss Aretha I think I just passed her

    Aretha- I think not b!tch????

  • Malcom Flex

    All hail THE QUEEN OF SOUL NOW AND FOREVER.

  • Reenaface

    Pop singer Alicia Keys performed “Natural Woman” on Nicki’s “Queen Radio” show to honor Aretha.

    *Glad I missed this, I can't take the pitchness of her singing tone. Alicia is sounds better when she sangs her own songs.*

    * Ariana sometimes sounds like she's having a tantrum when she sings by over singing. She's decent though*.

  • Reenaface

    With her foul mouth, this whole week she been cussing everyone out.

  • Reenaface

    I do like Carol King's version of " So Far away". It took me by surprise that Rod Stewart covered that song. He sang the hell out of it, his version was the one I grew up listening to on Magic 106.7 Soft Rock station.

  • Solstice

    ?? cheers!

  • Rhondalousey

    Lmao

  • Kimocha

    Awww... poor Nicki... Is she BIG mad or little mad? Hail to the Queen!

  • Kimocha

    Lmaoooo! Nicki Meningitis!!!.... dead!

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    After Nippy's funeral Alicia should of retired from singing that day in 2012....

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    ???? lol