David Redfern/Redferns
David Redfern/Redferns

The music world continues to grieve the passing of Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, as many artists take time to pay their respects to the legend in concert — particularly those passing through the singer’s hometown of Detroit, M.I. 

While the star was still in critical condition in the hospital, hip-hop’s power couple Beyoncé and JAY-Z made sure to start their On the Run II Tour performance in Detroit on Monday, Aug. 13, by dedicating the show to Franklin, with Beyonce noting, “We love you and thank you for all the beautiful music.”

Back in Detroit, M.I, many artists honored the singer that Friday (Aug. 17). Lucinda Williams used the local stop of her LSD Tour with Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam to pay homage to Franklin, bringing Earle on stage to play guitar during “Joy.” Before the performance, Williams offered a “shout out to the memory of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who was born and raised here in Detroit. This song goes out to her.” 

For the full story, visit Billboard.com/News.


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