in

Ariana Grande, The Roots Honor Aretha With “A Natural Woman” Performance On “Fallon” (Watch)

Ariana Grande and The Roots sang “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”

Via NBC

The iconic and incredibly influential Aretha Franklin passed away earlier Thursday.

To pay tribute to the “Queen Of Soul,” NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” opened with a special performance by Ariana Grande and The Roots.

The artists joined forces to perform Franklin’s classic “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” before the studio audience. Given the talent involved, the cover was predictably beautiful.

Grande will also be appearing as an interview guest on Thursday’s episode. A video of the cover follows:

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

Comments

Loading…

Ratings: “The Sinner” Ticks Up In Adults 18-49, Slips In Viewership

Aerosmith Performed “Mama Kin” On Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” (Watch Now)