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Aretha Franklin’s ‘Amazing Grace’ Makes 2018 Emmys In Memoriam Tribute Especially Poignant

Aretha Franklin’s rendition of “Amazing Grace” was the music choice for the 2018 Emmy Awards In Memoriam and it was especially poignant this year.


The Emmys said goodbye to beloved named like Aretha, Anthony Bourdain, Jim Nabors, Burt Reynolds, Senator John McCain, Bill Daily, John Mahoney, Charlotte Rae, Robert Guillaume, Hugh Hefner, Mitzi Shore, Neil Simon, David Cassidy and more big stars.


Aretha Franklin’s passing was an incident that moved us all greatly. She was a musical icon that stunned the world with her vocal, piano and lyrical skill. Aretha Franklin’s music entertained and educated us on different values that are important to have. Her soulful music and legacy will always live on.


Here are 10 inspirational and wise quotes from Aretha Franklin.

1. On Respect

We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right.

2. On Confidence

Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you’re doing. If you’re not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.

3. On Change

Music changes and I’m gonna change right along with it.

4. On Faith

When God loves you, what can be better than that?

5. On Gratitude

People really don’t have to give you anything, so appreciate what people give you.

6. On Originality

I’m the lady next door when I’m not on stage.

7. On Stereotypes

You cannot define a person on just one thing. You can’t just forget all these wonderful and good things that a person has done because one thing didn’t come off the way you thought it should come off.

8.  On Music

Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening.

9. On Love

Falling out of love is like losing weight. It’s a lot easier putting it on than taking it off.

10. On Parenting

Parents have to really talk to their children before they leave home.


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