Ariana Grande Pays Tribute To Aretha Franklin With Moving Cover

The world shined a little less bright when the legendary Aretha Franklin passed away this week, and celebrities everywhere are mourning her death. One of them is Ariana Grande, who honoured the Queen of Soul with an emotional performance of her hit '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman' with The Roots on The Tonight Show.

During her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week, Ariana Grande performed a soulful rendition of Aretha Franklin’s ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.’

She opened the show with the beautiful cover backed by The Roots. Grande was already scheduled to appear on the late-night show to promote her new album “Sweetener,” but the performance was reportedly a last-minute addition following the legendary singer’s unexpected passing.

According to Variety, the singer had to be convinced by Questlove to go through with it, saying that she was “too emotional” to sing.

Watch the beautiful performance above in which she received a standing ovation from the live studio audience.