Today, on Twitter, the Recording Academy announced that singers Fantasia, Yolanda Adams, and Andra Day would be honoring the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin during the 61st Grammys, this Sunday.
Adams and Fantasia are both no strangers to paying homage to Franklin. Both Grammy-award winning singers sang at Franklin’s funeral in Detroit last August, and they also both participated in the “Respect” singer’s tribute during the 2018 Black Girls Rock award ceremony.
Adams is a five-time Grammy-award winning artist. Fantasia won a Grammy in 2011 for her single “Bittersweet” (Female R&B Vocal Performance) .
Day has two 2016 Grammy nominations for her single, “Rise Up” (Best R&B Performance) and her album Cheers to the Fall (Best R&B Album).
Adams will also sing during the Elvis All-star Tribute on Feb. 17 alongside Carrie Underwood.
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