In the Footsteps of the Queen

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  • Mariah Carey
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Fantasia Barrino
  • Faith Evans
  • Jill Scott
  • Ledisi
  • Adele
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  • Aretha Franklin
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Beyoncé
  • Alicia Keys

Soul Sister

Fantasia considers Franklin her "idol," and performed her "Chain of Fools" on Season 3 of American Idol, the show that catapulted 'Ta to fame. She and Franklin eventually even collaborated for Franklin's 2007 album, Jewels In The Crown: All-Star Duets With The Queen.

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