Fantasia, Yolanda Adams & Andra Day to Honor Aretha Franklin at Grammys

Fantasia Barrino performer Arrives on the Red Carpet At The BET Honors Awards 2016 at the Warner Theater in Washington DC March 5, 2016 /Yolanda Adams attend the 2017 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration at the Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas February 3, 2017 - USA /LOS ANGELES - FEB 9: Audra Day arrives at the ROC NATION Annual Pre-Grammy Brunch at the Soho House on February 9, 2013 in West Hollywood, CA

The Recording Academy has enlisted three powerful vocalists to pay tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, during the 61st Grammy Awards: Fantasia Barrino-Taylor, Andra Day and Yolanda Adams.

Together, they will honor Franklin, who died of pancreatic cancer on August 16 of last year. She was 76 years old.

The three singers will join a slew of other performers for the night, including Chloe X Halle, Travis Scott, Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Post Malone, Brandi Carlile, Janelle Monae, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shawn Mendes, J Balvin, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., Young Thug and Arturo Sandoval. Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves and Maren Morris will perform in honor of country music icon Dolly Parton.

Diana Ross will be celebrating her birthday six weeks early with a special 75th Diamond Diana birthday performance on Grammy night. The Motown legend will actually turn 75 years old on March 26.

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The Grammys air Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.


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