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At The Television Critics Association, Winter Press Tour National Geographic Announced It’s Show Line Up Premieres PREMIERES INCLUDE ‘Genius: Aretha’ Premieres Sunday, March 21 On the TCA Winter Press Tour, we got a sneak peek of National Geographic’s exciting shows. National Geographic President of Content Courteney Monroe unveiled today the spring schedule of premieres for National Geographic’s premium science, adventure, and […]

Happy Birthday Aretha Franklin

In honor of Aretha Franklin’s birthday, today National Geographic has released a new photo from the upcoming global miniseries about her life, GENIUS: ARETHA. The image features Cynthia Erivo portraying the iconic Queen of Soul. During her lifetime, Aretha Franklin supported a large number of charities and advocacy organizations, including Feeding America. To mark what would […]

Respect-Jennifer Hudson As Aretha Franklin

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice. RESPECT will open in theaters on October 9th, 2020 #RespectMovie DIRECTOR: Liesl Tommy WRITTEN BY: Tracey Scott Wilson PRODUCERS: Scott […]

Nat Geo’s Frist Look Photo oF Cynthia Erivo As The Queen Of Soul In GENIUS: ARETHA

(WASHINGTON, DC – DEC. 6, 2019) Today, National Geographic and Fox 21 Television Studios released a first look photo of triple threat Tony-, Emmy- and Grammy Award-winning Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet,” “The Color Purple”) as Aretha Franklin during the GENIUS: ARETHA start of production. “Over the last few months, I’ve been preparing myself to embody the Queen of Soul, from relistening to her music to discovering […]

National Geographic Taps Cynthia Erivo As Aretha Franklin In Genius: Aretha

National Geographic, with Imagine Television Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios, announced that Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy® Award-winning Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet,” Broadway’s “The Color Purple”) will star as Aretha Franklin in the next installment of the Emmy-winning global anthology series Genius: Aretha. This upcoming season will be the first-ever, definitive and only authorized scripted limited […]

Aretha Franklin Is Honored At The 34th Annual Stellar Awards

34th Stellar Gospel Music Awards Presents Inaugural Aretha Franklin ICON Award to Queen of Soul’s Family with Tribute Performance by Erica Campbell, Kelly Price, Regina Belle Sensational Performances by Host Kirk Franklin, Hezekiah Walker, Brian Courtney Wilson, Koryn Hawthorne, Todd Dulaney, Charles Jenkins, and Jekalyn Carr. The Biggest Night in Gospel Music Premieres on BET on Easter Sunday, April 21 at 7 p.m. […]

Bounce TV Airing Aretha Franklin Funeral On Friday, August 31st

  ATLANTA (Aug. 28, 2018) – The Bounce television network and the Brown Sugar streaming service are teaming up to carry Aretha Franklin’s farewell memorial service live this Friday, Aug. 31. The funeral will take place at the Greater Grace Temple in Franklin’s beloved hometown of Detroit. Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan, Ronald Isley, Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, The Clark Sisters and Marvin Sapp are among the 19 […]
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