Last night’s debut of Aretha Franklin's performance at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors is precisely why she's the undisputed Queen of Soul. Franklin's show-stopping performance of “Natural Woman,” taped in Washington, D.C., earlier this month, brought the crowd to its feet and President Obama to tears.
The 73-year-old soul legend performed in tribute of singer/songwriter Carole King, one of this year’s honorees. Franklin started off at a piano wearing a full-length fur coat that she threw off by the end.
The crowd, which included Michelle Obama, was in awe from start to finish.
Watch Franklin bring the house down below.
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