Etta James

2012 Grammy Awards: 5 Best (And Worst) Moments

The 2012 Grammy Awards made us experience a rainbow of emotions during its three-and-a-half-hour telecast. Adele made us giggle with her adorable acceptance speeches, while Katy Perry’s unflattering hair color just made us angry. We wept over Jennifer Hudson’s moving tribute to Whitney Houston, and cried even more when Nicki Minaj began flying over the…

Becky Bain | February 13, 2012 - 4:30 am

Alicia Keys And Bonnie Raitt Set For Etta James Tribute At The Grammys

The late, great Etta James, who died last month at the age of 73, will be honored with a special performance during the 2012 Grammy Awards. Though many artists have contributed stunning covers of James’ classic songs, Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt have been chosen to tribute the iconic singer during the telecast. We have…

Becky Bain | February 7, 2012 - 12:23 pm

Flo Rida Has A “Good Feeling” On ‘Ellen’

The club can’t handle Flo Rida, but Ellen DeGeneres’ soundstage certainly can. The rapper stopped by the morning show to perform his Top 10 hit  “Good Feeling”, which takes its hook from Avicii’s “Levels”, which in turn samples the late Etta James’ 1962 song “Something’s Got a Hold On Me”. “I’m deeply saddened by the…

Becky Bain | February 1, 2012 - 11:19 am

Christina Aguilera Tributes Etta James With “At Last” At Her Funeral

Christina Aguilera already made our list of the top 10 Etta James covers to honor her memory, but we must say, the body-confident diva has outdone herself by performing at the soulful legend’s funeral. One week after her passing, today mourners gathered to remember the late great, and of course, the most fitting tribute of…

Idolator Staff | January 28, 2012 - 12:56 pm

The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 1.22.12)

We’re but a few weeks into 2012 and the new year has already offered up love (“Glory” and baby Blue Ivy) and loss (R.I.P. Etta). How did the pop world turn this week? Take a peek at our fresh new Pop & Fizz chart, in which we’ve ranked the top artists and news stories shaping…

Idolator Staff | January 27, 2012 - 6:15 am

Etta James’ Album Sales Spike 378% Since Her Death

It’s both inevitable and unfortunate that an artist will often see the best sales of their career after their death. Since her passing on January 20, Etta James’ music sales have risen 378% from the following week, with 30,000 albums sold.  The iconic singer also nets her highest-charting album ever with The Best of Etta James – 20th

Becky Bain | January 26, 2012 - 10:00 am

Etta James’ Public Viewing & Funeral Set For Later This Week

Soul legend Etta James’ will be laid to rest at the end of this week, following her death at age 73 on January 20. A public viewing will be held in Inglewood, California on Friday, while the Reverend Al Sharpton will eulogize the singer at a private funeral in Gardena on Saturday. A statement from…

Robbie Daw | January 25, 2012 - 7:55 am

Adele Blogs Tribute To Etta James

A slew of artists tweeted about their sadness over the passing of Etta James late last week, and “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)” songstress Kelly Clarkson even performed one of the soul legend’s classics during a Radio City Musical Hall concert stop on Saturday. Now Grammy nominee Adele has spoken up — or at least…

Robbie Daw | January 23, 2012 - 12:48 pm

Kelly Clarkson Covers Etta James At Radio City Music Hall

Many of our favorite stars shared kind, loving, and inspired words for Etta James on Twitter upon learning of her passing from complications of leukemia on Friday. But of course, the most fitting tribute is a musical one — and that’s what Kelly Clarkson delivered at her Radio City Music Hall stop on her Stronger…

Idolator Staff | January 22, 2012 - 10:15 am

Etta James R.I.P. — 10 Amazing Covers To Honor Her Memory

It is with a heavy heart that the music industry, and the world, says goodbye to one of the greatest female vocalists of all time today. Etta James, the legendary soul singer most famously known for her 1960 rendition of the softly swaying love song “At Last,” passed away in California on Friday (January 20)…

Idolator Staff | January 20, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Beyonce And Other Artists Mourn The Loss Of Etta James

Etta James’ death at the age of 73 has left many musicians and performers, regardless of musical genre, in grief. Several artists — from the likes of Flo Rida and Kelly Rowland to Pink — took to Twitter to express their love for the “At Last” singer, and share how she influenced their lives…

Guest Editor | January 20, 2012 - 11:56 am

Etta James, Soul Legend, Has Died At 73

Soul legend Etta James, 73, has died died from complications from leukemia at a hospital in Riverside, California. Her friend and manager Lupe De Leon made the announcement. “This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends and fans around the world,” De Leon said. “She was a true original who could sing it…

Robbie Daw | January 20, 2012 - 9:32 am

Etta James: Cool With Beyoncé, Still Trying To Warm Up To The Man In The White House

Etta Jamestirade about Beyoncé at a Seattle show last month? It wasn’t a dis so much as it was a joke that none of us got because the audio making its way around the Internet didn’t have the audience’s laughter properly amplified, she told the New York Daily News: “I didn’t really mean anything.

Maura | February 6, 2009 - 11:00 am

Etta James Not As Much Of A Beyoncé Fan As Some Would Have You Believe

Right after Barack Obama’s inauguration, the son of legendary singer Etta James claimed that his mother was happy with Beyoncé’s performance of her signature song “At Last” at one of the event’s associated balls; James allegedly watched Beyonce serenade the first couple while recuperating from complications stemming from a 2003 gastric-bypass surgery. But if James’

Maura | February 5, 2009 - 10:00 am

Etta James on Beyoncé’s “At Last” Cover

Etta James couldn’t make the…

Maura | January 22, 2009 - 9:55 am

Etta James couldn’t make the…

Maura | January 22, 2009 - 9:55 am