Thousands gathered inside a Detroit church to pay respects to the “Queen of Soul,” the musical giant whose legacy was evident in several hours of tributes in song.
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Thousands packed a Detroit church to pay respects to a musical giant whose legacy was evident in several hours of tributes in song.
The album is the singer’s third to reach the top of the Billboard 200, bumping Travis Scott to No. 2.
Jennifer Hudson, Faith Hill, Smokey Robinson, the governor of Michigan, mayor of Detroit and the Rev. Jesse Jackson are among those who will also pay tribute.
The musician had songwriting credits on some of her hits, and distributing the music rights to those songs will be among the issues ahead.
“Astroworld” holds atop the Billboard 200, fending off “Queen” in its debut week. Ms. Minaj complained that industry maneuvering cost her the top spot.
The song “Respect” helped Aretha Franklin soar to fame and became an anthem for the women’s rights movement. But radio royalties for the song went to its writer, Otis Redding.
The Queen of Soul, 76, is receiving hospice care for an unspecified illness at her Detroit home.
The rapper’s new album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, ending a five-week run at top for “Scorpion.”