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Fantasia, Yolanda Adams, and Andra Day to Honor Aretha Franklin During Grammy Special

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. 

Recording Academy / GRAMMYs on Twitter

Fantasia (@TasiasWord) will join forces with @YolandaAdams and @AndraDayMusic to honor the lengendary #ArethaFranklin during a special #GRAMMYs performance.

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) .

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 02: Singer/songwriter Andra Day performs at a get-out-the-vote rally at First Friday in the Downtown Las Vegas Arts District on the final day of in-person early voting in Nevada on November 02, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Day is supporting U.S. Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate Jacky Rosen (D-NV) in her bid to unseat Republican Dean Heller in a tight senate race. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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.

Yolanda Adams on Twitter

@NBC will air the #ElvisAllStarTribute on Sunday, February 17th from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT, and I'll be performing with @CarrieUnderwood!! #CarrieUnderwood

 

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth.