Watch Ariana Grande's Beautiful Tribute for Aretha Franklin!

Watch Ariana Grande's Beautiful Tribute for Aretha Franklin!

Ariana Grande has credited Aretha Franklin as one of her inspirations and now the singer is paying tribute to the legendary singer after her death.

The 25-year-old singer sang “Natural Woman” during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (August 16) in New York City.

Ariana was already scheduled to be on the show that night to do a comedy skit to promote her album Sweetener. When producers asked her to sing in an Aretha tribute, she reportedly said no as she was too upset over the news, according to TMZ.

The Roots’ Questlove convinced Ariana to do the performance and she reportedly broke down in tears backstage following the emotional moment.

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