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The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards opened with a tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. The medley of songs were intended as a “Valentine” to Aretha. GRAMMY winners Christina Aguilera, Yolanda Adams, Martina McBride and Jennifer Hudson performed along with GRAMMY-nominated Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.
Dressed in white, a thin looking Aretha – who has yet to disclose what was ailing her – thanked well-wishers for their prayers and cards during her hospitalization.
Franklin said: “I wish that I could have been with you all tonight, but since I couldn’t, next year.”
Take a look at the tribute:
Best performance of the night so far…Christina, Yolanda and JHud killed it.
Bruno Mars, B.o.B & Janelle Monae – ‘Nothin’ On You’
Janelle Monae – ‘Cold War’
Janelle Monae…WOW! Blew us away!
Justin Bieber, Usher & Jaden Smith – ‘Never Say Never’/’OMG’
Cee-Lo & Gwyneth Paltrow – ‘Forget You’
Note to Cee-lo: Wrong network…peacock=NBC, Gwyneth loved the shoes!!!
Rihanna, Eminem, Dr. Dre & Skylar Grey – ‘Love The Way You Lie’/’I Need A Doctor’
Two words: SKYLAR GREY!!! Love her voice!!!
Rihanna & Drake – ‘What’s My Name?’