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Taylor Swift Touched By Aretha Franklin Singing “Happy Birthday” At Billboard Lunch – WATCH VIDEO!

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Taylor Swift Billboard Lunch


Taylor Swift, who was named “Woman Of The Year” by Billboard, got an early birthday gift on Friday when, during the magazine’s “Women In Music” luncheon in New York, Aretha Franklin sang “Happy Birthday” to the younger singer. Not long afterwards, Swift, who was also presented with a birthday cake at the lunch, wrote on Twitter, “Aretha Franklin just sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to me and it will take me decades to recover. #goals”

Check out the video here!

LISTEN: Aretha Franklin “Rolling In The Deep” — Better Than Adele?

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Aretha Franklin Rolling in the Deep


Aretha Franklin covers “Rolling In The Deep” on her new album Aretha Franklin Takes on the Great Diva Classics.

Is her version even better than Adele’s original?

Aretha Franklin Fights Johnny Rockets Employee Over Takeout

Truth rating: 10
Aretha Franklin Johnny Rockets

Aretha Franklin fought with a Johnny Rockets employee this week over whether the Queen of Soul was allowed to eat her takeout order inside the restaurant.

WATCH: President Obama Flubs “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” During Aretha Franklin Tribute

Truth rating: 10
(White House)


President Obama botched one of Aretha Franklin’s signature lines while paying homage to the legendary singer at the White House on Thursday.

Discussing her song that became a “rallying cry,” Obama began, “When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her…”

Katy Perry: I Did NOT Diss Beyonce

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(Us Weekly)

Katy Perry is slamming reports suggesting she dissed Beyonce.

The non-troversy arose after the pop star, discussing her possible collaboration with BFF Rihanna during a recent BBC radio interview, brought up Beyonce’s 2007 duet with Shakira.

Aretha Franklin “Banned” From Whitney Houston Funeral For Her NBC Comments?

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A number of outlets are reporting that Aretha Franklin was “banned” from Whitney Houston’s funeral on Saturday.

According to the original report in the New York Daily News, Franklin “angered” the late singer’s mother, Cissy Houston, with her comments during an interview on the “Today Show.”

Aretha Franklin Will NOT Attend Whitney Houston Funeral (UPDATE)


Aretha Franklin will NOT attend Whitney Houston’s funeral due to illness.

Her rep just confirmed that the Queen of Soul, who had been expected to sing at Saturday’s service, will have to miss the proceedings.

Aretha Franklin Discusses Whitney Houston’s Death on Today Show (VIDEO)



Aretha Franklin, who will sing at Whitney Houston’s funeral, spoke about her goddaughter’s passing on Friday’s “Today Show.”

Aretha Franklin Reportedly to Sing at Whitney Houston’s Funeral


Aretha Franklin will reportedly perform at Whitney Houston’s funeral.

Multiple outlets report that music mogul and Houston mentor Clive Davis personally asked the soul legend (Houston’s godmother) to sing.

Gossip Cop has reached out for confirmation.

Aretha Franklin Calls Off Engagement

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It looks like Aretha Franklin won’t be walking down the aisle after all.

The singer and beau William “Willie” Wilkerson have called off their engagement, Gossip Cop can confirm.

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