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.”


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:

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