The Aretha Franklin Tribute | Black Girls Rock 2018

  • Published on Sep 10, 2018
  • Finally! The Aretha Franklin Tribute You’ve Been Waiting For.
    Ledisi, Jazmine Sullivan, Cynthia Ervio, Stephanie Mills and Yolanda Adams bring down the house with a phenomenal rendition of Aretha Franklin's greatest hits.
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  • Shar DeVon
    Shar DeVon Hour ago

    LOVE them all, especially Ledisi (that range, and Stephanie (distinctive voice and I love how everyone in the crowd gave her a standing ovation when Cynthia introduced Stephanie).

  • Lisa Spearman
    Lisa Spearman Hour ago


  • davidrey28
    davidrey28 9 hours ago

    Who are they?

  • Aa Mm
    Aa Mm 22 hours ago

    Can Stephanie mills get a tribute

  • Kimberly D.
    Kimberly D. Day ago

    Let me speak on Mrs. Stephanie Mills
    She did that!!!! Legend honoring the Queen of soul. Black women did that!!!

    EDIE QUAYE Day ago +1


  • AmberSoClassy
    AmberSoClassy Day ago +1

    On the first performance, I closed my eyes and listened to Jazmine's voice and was shocked because it sounded just like Aretha!

    NXTCHP FORME Day ago

    Stephanie mills pure class.

  • 박 슬 채
    박 슬 채 2 days ago

    Just wow!! Beautiful

  • James Pasina
    James Pasina 3 days ago +1

    Whoever’s singing back up is killing it! Soooo good!

  • JD H
    JD H 3 days ago

    Love this tribute to the Queen of Soul. Sometimes I wonder what's the purpose of having a choir if you only hear the background singers??

  • Guillenes
    Guillenes 3 days ago

    Wow. Yolanda Adams still shining all over!

  • Guillenes
    Guillenes 3 days ago

    Wasn't Mary J. Blige sitting in first row?

  • Jamirah nafr
    Jamirah nafr 3 days ago +1

    This what Real Singers look like!!! Everything Gave me life!

  • Sing A Song
    Sing A Song 4 days ago +2

    I know I’m not the only one who watches this religiously! 🙏🏼

  • Maya Papaya
    Maya Papaya 5 days ago +1

    They are all so underrated bro can we bring it back to some soul music man 😍 I’m tryin to listen to this on the radio

  • jr williams
    jr williams 6 days ago


  • LovinMeReally
    LovinMeReally 6 days ago +1

    I am SO proud to be black when I see stuff like this 🙌🏾🙌🏾

  • Toni Fernando
    Toni Fernando 6 days ago

    This presentation is a slap to arianna grandes performance

  • DeAnna Mayes
    DeAnna Mayes 6 days ago

    Gaddammit I said stop it ledesi! My tenth time falling out over girl damn! Singing to the gawds!

  • Karmen Cummings
    Karmen Cummings 6 days ago

    ...the beauty of having an ARRAY of talent...look at the 50', 60's, 70's and so on; there was no 'just one' person/group sound. me personally, i enjoy ALL types of music, some more than others (60's-80's X D ), but each person/group had their OWN sound...i pray artists of today embrace their unique abilities and run with it because like tupac said, "you are appreciated" ! blessings

  • Karmen Cummings
    Karmen Cummings 6 days ago +1

    ALL of these women did a TERRIFIC job! i love coming back and listening...

  • hadoenoughful
    hadoenoughful 6 days ago

    All these voices fade next to the Queen's....goes to show you how essential Aretha was.

  • sweetangiegirl1
    sweetangiegirl1 7 days ago

    How black folks go from juke joint to church in .03 seconds?

  • sheila thompson
    sheila thompson 7 days ago

    The great Ms. Stephanie Mills!!!!

  • Yamen Maria Dawoody
    Yamen Maria Dawoody 7 days ago

    Christina Aguilera and yolond adams should be here

  • Maddison Pharis
    Maddison Pharis 7 days ago

    This is extremely racist

  • SummerGlow FallBreeze
    SummerGlow FallBreeze 7 days ago +1

    I miss jazmine 💓 Ledisi voice 👌🏽Yolanda sounded most like her
    Btw: Mary was looking fineee💃🏽

  • tiffshea
    tiffshea 8 days ago +1

    Ledisi and Jazmine grew my edges all the way back. ❤❤❤❤⭐⭐⭐⭐

  • Mic Powers
    Mic Powers 8 days ago

    Stephanie mills still sounding 19.

  • Porter Shabazz
    Porter Shabazz 8 days ago

    Yolanda Adams still look good af.

  • Mulanga Juniper
    Mulanga Juniper 9 days ago

    I swear there ARE NO WORDS that can describe how Beautiful this is.

  • theodore braden
    theodore braden 9 days ago +1

    damn ledisi can sang!

  • Irina Kloss
    Irina Kloss 9 days ago


  • Pat Davis
    Pat Davis 9 days ago

    They picked a great group of women for the songs ! They all Great!!

  • Antonio Ahn
    Antonio Ahn 9 days ago

    Jennifer Hudson ?

  • Rickia Harrison
    Rickia Harrison 9 days ago +1

    One more soulful tribute to the queen is coming in June during the bet awards

  • Leah Princess
    Leah Princess 9 days ago

    ALL OF THIS...WOW!!!

  • Blessed By the Best
    Blessed By the Best 10 days ago +2

    Kill it to death back ground singers!!! 😩
    Saaaang Jasmine!!! 😩
    Saaaang Ledisi!!! 😩
    Saaaang Yolanda!!! 😩

  • Ish Saint
    Ish Saint 10 days ago

    Jasmine has the best vocals! She should be paying Aretha in the movie. Jennifer does not look like Aretha. Jasmine voice is more soulful!

  • Mrs.Jones
    Mrs.Jones 10 days ago +1

    All these Queens did an amazing them!!!

  • mrs kay
    mrs kay 10 days ago

    This was awesome, but they cudv left Yolanda out....tired of her being the chosen "tribute" girl. There are so many other great singers out there.

  • mrs kay
    mrs kay 10 days ago

    Jasmine Sullivan is SOOOO underrated. Such a great and talented singer.

  • Steffen Schumann
    Steffen Schumann 10 days ago

    If you inspire generations all around the planet, no matter of gender, religion or native, you're a LEGEND! Thx and RIP MISS Aretha Franklin

  • Theresa Toomer
    Theresa Toomer 10 days ago

    Why was Mary J Blige sitting in the audience?

  • Eric Carlson
    Eric Carlson 10 days ago

    This was glorious; so glad i found it.

  • Shaquana Monay
    Shaquana Monay 10 days ago


  • Richard Marshall Bowman

    Sister woman SANG that song......

  • Pamela Johnson
    Pamela Johnson 11 days ago

    Stephanie Mills looks great so gifted 💜

  • Miriam Jiggetts
    Miriam Jiggetts 11 days ago +1

    I Loved all the Black Girls Rock Performers including one of the GREATEST VOCALIST OF ALL TIMES “MS STEFANIE MILLS❤️” 3/14/19

  • Still Standing
    Still Standing 11 days ago

    Baby... Mary J felt that! My God Ledisi...I just can't!

  • ana gogo
    ana gogo 11 days ago


  • ItzJuzt Brandon
    ItzJuzt Brandon 12 days ago


  • zknowsbest
    zknowsbest 12 days ago

    Jazmine and Cynthia!!!

  • Roberto Glorio
    Roberto Glorio 12 days ago +1

    Here after watching jennifer's version of ain't no way. Well ledisi is better, more soulful and more control.

    B MOORE 12 days ago

    I wish amber Riley sung this

    KIMBERLY SNODDY 12 days ago +1


  • Dragonetta
    Dragonetta 13 days ago

    They asked Madonna to say something inspiring about Aretha. She briefly mentioned Aretha, then read her own musical resume. Thank you, Missy Anne, for making it all about you. 🤬

  • Nathan Hall
    Nathan Hall 14 days ago +1

    Cynthia did that!!

  • dinarachel7
    dinarachel7 14 days ago

    Who is the 2nd singer🎤🎶?

  • Simply Kemuel
    Simply Kemuel 14 days ago +1

    Ledisi’s little yodel moments send chills down my body

  • Ladybluvsmusik H.
    Ladybluvsmusik H. 14 days ago

    Jazmine Sullivan can SANG!!!

  • Ruth Miro
    Ruth Miro 14 days ago +1

    Soul Music was sung by Soul Sisters...Thank you Bravo

  • Rafael Consuegra Gutiérrez

    OMG Just breatheless. Wow.

  • Skinny Bones Jones
    Skinny Bones Jones 14 days ago

    They sounded good but now I understand WHY Aretha was called the Queen, she simply had no equal

  • Lon Tanner
    Lon Tanner 15 days ago +2

    Okay every singer who went up were simply flawless, soulful, elegant, and effortless. A completely well-chosen set of singers to honor the Queen for real. Wow..... Only thing is... Yall gotta feel me when I say I'm totally surprised that Jennifer Hudson was not a part of this list of amazing soulful soldier-ettes. I mean, she came up in music modeling her style after Aretha and everyone knows it. Just sayin.

  • njuguna mwangi
    njuguna mwangi 15 days ago +1

    LEDISI any day😍

  • Kubilay Bal
    Kubilay Bal 16 days ago

    I need a mp3 version of these performances!

  • rytboi
    rytboi 16 days ago

    If she ddnt sound CLOSES TO THE ORIGINAL.... MUSIC N TALENT AINT GENUINE (LOOK @ Mary J. give props)

  • Sheena Perez
    Sheena Perez 16 days ago +4

    I'm back months later and still get chills over ledisi... wheeewwwww girl, she sung that. She had me on the verge of tears. Jazmine is underrated she did Arthea justice on that song, sounded just like her.

  • Elaine Mitchell
    Elaine Mitchell 16 days ago +1

    Ledisi's voice gives me chills. YES!!!!

  • Mois _C
    Mois _C 17 days ago +1

    I would die listening to Ledisi
    singing Ain't no way

  • radio girl
    radio girl 17 days ago

    How I missed this!!! OMG. They done went and got Step,wow.

  • ComyaBee
    ComyaBee 17 days ago +2

    This is how you do a tribute to the Queen of Soul ❤️

  • Whitney Houston
    Whitney Houston 17 days ago +1

    Ledisi slay it

  • Tasha Coleman
    Tasha Coleman 17 days ago


  • Shamika Brown
    Shamika Brown 18 days ago +4


  • Brian Gant
    Brian Gant 18 days ago +1


  • philly13900
    philly13900 18 days ago

    I need this whole audio on a cd asap

  • Keatin Foor Sing
    Keatin Foor Sing 18 days ago

    GO YOLANDA!!!!

  • Bleu 1
    Bleu 1 18 days ago +1

    That G5# @ 3:03 was dope!! Go Ledisi!

  • Gets Eettg
    Gets Eettg 19 days ago

    They got Yolanda Adams in every tribute to everything Lmfo

  • Annj Julie
    Annj Julie 19 days ago +1

    Gal..ledisi is killer 😍😍😍

  • Eddie The Blasian
    Eddie The Blasian 19 days ago

    If they ever do a Celia Cruz Biopic they better call Cynthia Ervio!

  • MsPine_ Applexo
    MsPine_ Applexo 19 days ago +1

    Okay Ledisi 🙌🏽

  • StelinaJaffee
    StelinaJaffee 19 days ago +1

    hey these are not black, these are just chocolate loool

  • Amy
    Amy 20 days ago +1


  • Starry Eyed
    Starry Eyed 20 days ago

    That's called a performance. 💜

  • OTKP
    OTKP 20 days ago +2

    Flawless Vocals all around now this is a TRIBUTE!

  • Demetrius Williams
    Demetrius Williams 21 day ago +1

    Stephanie Mills and Yolanda Adams wore me out!

  • teresa lee
    teresa lee 21 day ago +2

    Miss Stephanie Mills ....

  • Danny Rodriguez
    Danny Rodriguez 21 day ago

    My dear Yolanda and Cynthia captivated my heart ❤️🌙✨

  • Shelby Bellazer
    Shelby Bellazer 22 days ago +2

    Watching this after the Grammy Motown tribute....smh

  • Nelsy Marte
    Nelsy Marte 22 days ago +1

    Wow that is singing. 👑

  • padma salam
    padma salam 22 days ago +1

    Gorgeous faces and beautiful voices. What more can I say!!,!!!!!!!

  • padma salam
    padma salam 22 days ago

    Yolanda is aging gracefully. She looks the same as she did twenty years ago. Good genes I suppose!!!!!!!

  • padma salam
    padma salam 22 days ago +1

    Wow! Stephanie is still looking great. She has not lost her voice. I have always admired her. She is such a classy and talented woman. Wherever you are tonight Stephanie, I sending you loads of hugs and kisses!!

  • padma salam
    padma salam 22 days ago +3

    Omg! These are hidden talents. This is my kind of singing. These women are anointed by GOD.!!!!!!!!

  • Elliott Paige
    Elliott Paige 23 days ago +1

    The DEFINITIVE Aretha tribute!

  • Donna Brooks
    Donna Brooks 23 days ago +2

    All of the women where wonderful, but Ms Stephanie was the WOW factor for me I believe she's in her 60's and she still got it going on, Rock it "Sang Girl"