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17 August, 2018, 18:40 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
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Ariana Grande stepped up alongside The Roots to perform a touching cover of "Natural Woman" on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday night.

A host of celebrities have paid tribute to Franklin, including songwriter Carole King, Barbara Streisand, Diana Ross and Elton John.

Ariana Grande did something she did not want to do today, but powered through in honor of Aretha Franklin and then broke down in tears.

The 25-year-old was on the talk show to promote the release of her new album Sweetener, but was asked to perform one of Aretha's songs on the show after news of her passing broke.

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Thankfully Questlove from the band apparently persuaded her to go ahead with the powerful performance which you can check out below.

Earlier, Grande posted a touching photo on Twitter of herself with the Queen of Soul. Thank you for thinking of me. The "No Tears Left to Cry" star described the late artist as "so sweet".

Grande later recalled receiving a phone call from Franklin, who wanted Grande to listen to music from either her nephew or grandson - Grande couldn't remember which.

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