Feb 16 2011
The Grammy Awards Tribute Performance
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards were held this past Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. A legend in soul music even referred to as the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, an 18 time winner of the Grammy Award received the 2011 Tribute Award. In honor of her and all of her accomplishments over the years, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Yolanda Adams and Florence Welch participated in the tribute. Grammy sponsors are describing it as a “valentine” and a “get-well card” to Ms. Franklin. She was hospitalized in Detroit late last year, underwent surgery for an undisclosed ailment and canceled several months’ worth of scheduled performances.
The 53 Grammy Awards opened with the talented ladies performing a classic “Natural Woman” and they each sung a had a solo part s of another Franklin song then the tribute ended with the singers performing “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves.”
During their performance all the women wore black designer dresses with the exception of Florence who wore a cream colored gown as well as designer jewelry.
The Queen of Soul who was allegedly diagnosed with cancer last December was unable to attend the ceremony but appeared in a pre-recorded video from her home in Detroit where she thanked the ladies for doing the tribute for her as well as all of her fans that supported her all throughout her career.