SANTA MONICA–The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, Clive Davis, and CBS will pay tribute to the legendary career of 18-time GRAMMY winner and 2008 MusiCares Person of the Year honoree Aretha Franklin by presenting “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul.”
Performing songs from her legendary repertoire are GRAMMY winners Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Alessia Cara, Kelly Clarkson, Common, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Patti LaBelle, and BeBe Winans as well as current GRAMMY nominees Brandi Carlile, Chloe X Halle, H.E.R., Janelle Monáe, and SZA. Actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry will host the unforgettable night. Additional unique performances to be announced in the coming weeks.
The live concert will tape Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The special will be broadcast later in 2019 on the CBS Television Network. Presale concert tickets go on sale (use code Aretha) Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at 10 a.m., general tickets go on sale Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at 10 a.m. and available for purchase at AXS.com.