Artists Pay Tribute To Legend Aretha Franklin
By Amanda Maxwell
The “Queen of Soul” passed away and many artists are posting in remembrance of the legend. An influence to many artists, Aretha Franklin is a talent that will be greatly missed.
Take a look at some of the touching messages artists are sharing on social media.
Aretha. Where do I start? Your voice and your spirit and soul has leaked into my heart and mind and spirit since I was a child. One of the very first songs I remember hearing as a human was ‘I say a little prayer’. Every year I listen to your voice more than I did the year before and like an old friend the bond I have with your talent and music gets deeper and deeper. Farewell Mrs Franklin. You may have left this world but your music walks through our lives with us, getting us through, healing our broken hearts, teaching us how to love ourselves. Like a bridge over troubled water x
So sad...rest in peace Aretha Franklin ❤️— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) August 16, 2018
This is the face of a young man who couldn't believe he was actually singing with the GREATEST OF ALL TIME. Thank you, Ms. Franklin for blessing us all with your incomparable gift. Honored to have shared the stage with you for even a moment and to be inspired by you for a whole lifetime. Always bowing down to you. #QueenofSoul
The choir of angels now have the greatest voice of all time to lead, praise and join in to sing before Jesus. I wanted to share this photo because it shows just how soulful Aretha was without uttering a word. To say I was humbled to be in her presence would be an understatement. pic.twitter.com/R2lxjXwDO8— Faith Hill (@FaithHill) August 16, 2018
The moment I wake up, before I put on my make up, I say a little prayer for you— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) August 16, 2018
Let’s all take a moment to give thanks for the beautiful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls, who inspired us all for many many years. She will be missed but the memory of her greatness as a musician and a fine human being will live with us forever. Love Paul pic.twitter.com/jW4Gpwfdts— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) August 16, 2018
The loss of @ArethaFranklin is a blow for everybody who loves real music: Music from the heart, the soul and the Church. Her voice was unique, her piano playing underrated – she was one of my favourite pianists. pic.twitter.com/ug5oZYywAz— Elton John (@eltonofficial) August 16, 2018
Her voice; her presence; her style— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) August 16, 2018
No one did it better
Truly the Queen of Soul
I will miss you!@ArethaFranklin #QueenOfSoul pic.twitter.com/Gw5XEhsxjH