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Alessia Cara On Aretha's Inspiration: "You Could Tell That It Came From Her Soul"
GRAMMY-winning pop star Alessia Cara, who won Best New Artist at the 60th GRAMMY Awards, knows what it means to sing from the heart. She recently paid tribute to one of her idols, the late Aretha Franklin, singing "Until You Come Back To Me" at the icon's GRAMMY tribute concert. Cara opened the song with a shout out to her hero: "Thank you, Aretha. Your music continues to inspire and teach us."
Following Aretha's passing last August, the music world united in remembering the queen. Her many loved ones celebrated her life with a star-studded, music filled memorial in her hometown of Detroit, while the community of artists she inspired continue to offer musical tributes, most recently on the 2019 GRAMMY stage.
Shortly before the GRAMMYs, the Recording Academy brought together many of these artists to sing Aretha's praises—and her unforgettable songs—for a powerful tribute concert.
"I always aspired to hit the notes that she hit and have the soul that she had," Cara shared in a backstage interview during the event. "You could tell that it came from her soul and I've always wanted to be able to do that to people and captivate an audience like she did."
Tune in to hear the moving speech about his and Aretha's friendship, along with all the special moments celebrating the Queen of Soul. "Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" will air on Sun., March 10 at 9 p.m. EST / 8 p.m. CT on CBS.