Aretha Franklin Tribute Set For The American Music Awards

A star-studded television tribute to soul icon Aretha Franklin, who died Aug. 16 at age 76, is set for the upcoming 2018 American Music Awards, airing Tuesday, Oct. 9, on ABC.

Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, and CeCe Winans join previously announced performers Benny Blanco with Halsey and Khalid, Cardi B with Bad Bunny and J Balvin, Mariah Carey, Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign, and Carrie Underwood, with additional performers still to be announced.

The tribute will honor Franklin’s gospel roots and her seminal gospel album “Amazing Grace.” Ricky Minor is on board as musical director. Check out the AMAs official announcement below! 

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