“The Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin is currently working on a new album that’s tentatively due in September. Franklin is set to cover hits by various iconic female vocalists (or, as they’re called on VH1 specials, “Divas”). In a recent interview with Billboard, she revealed that she will be working with André 3000, Baby Face and Daryl Simmons on the album.
Clive Davis is executive producing the LP, The album will feature covers of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” Donna Summer’s “Last Dance,” Gladys Knight & the Pips’ “Midnight Train to Georgia,” Barbra Streisand’s “People,” Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” and more.
Franklin’s also has a biopic in the works and says she’s looking at either Jennifer Hudson or Audra McDonald to star.