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Tributes pour in for Aretha Franklin

Tributes are pouring in for the late "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin who died Thursday morning at her home in Detroit. 
 
Among them is one from Olivia 'Babsy' Grange, Jamaica's Minister of Entertainment.
 
Ms Grange has described the American legend as one of the world's best singing voices.  
 
Aretha Franklin was hugely popular in Jamaica, having visited Montego Bay in 1982 to perform at the Jamaica World Music Festival, where she delighted with her powerful renditions of 'RESPECT' and the soulful 'Say A Little Prayer'.
 
Miss Grange said the world is "a little less bright today" with Aretha's death.
 
Fellow musician Mariah Carey shared a series of tweets with memories of Aretha, calling her an "incomparable voice" and a bigger than life personality.
 
Online tributes also came from Diana Ross, Elton John, Barbra Streisand, Lenny Kravitz, Peapbo Bryson, Dionne Warwick and John Legend.
 
Franklin won 18 Grammys, and had 17 Top Ten US chart hits over a music career spanning seven decades. 
 
She was the first women inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 


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