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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2013 file photo, entertainer Aretha Franklin sings at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony across from the White House in Washington. The legendary singer Franklin and Motown founder Berry Gordy will be honored at the 2014 BET Honors. The network announced Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, that rapper-actor Ice Cube, American Express CEO Ken Chenault and photographer and video artist Carrie Mae Weems will also receive tributes at the event. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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Aretha Franklin performing in Newark, N.J. in 2013. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

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Aretha Franklin performing in Newark, N.J. in 2013. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

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**FILE** Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, performs at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on July 25, 2012. (Associated Press

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**FILE** Diane Sawyer attends Aretha Franklin's 70th birthday party in New York on March 24, 2012. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Diane Sawyer attends Aretha Franklin's 70th birthday party in New York on March 24, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Aretha Franklin has been inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. She couldn’t attend the induction, but she did send a video for the ceremony.

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Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul, performs at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Miss Franklin, who started out singing gospel in her pastor father's church, has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, Invision)

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**FILE** Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, performs at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on July 25, 2012. (Associated Press

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Aretha Franklin is to be inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame on Aug. 14 along with Ricky Skaggs, the Hoppers, Dallas Holm, the late Rex Humbard and Love Song. Her 1972 album "Amazing Grace" sold more than 2 million copies. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In a July 26, 2010, file photo, performer Aretha Franklin looks out a window, in Philadelphia. Aretha Franklin is one of six people who will be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame on Aug. 14, 2012, in Hendersonville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke/file)