Philippine 'Queen of Soul' Jaya honors Aretha Franklin

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Posted at Aug 17 2018 02:15 PM

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MANILA - Soul singer Jaya on Friday paid tribute to Aretha Franklin, calling her a big influence in her music.

"She's soul, she's R&B, she's pop. She's everything... We just thank her for imparting soul music to us because now we're making a living out of this," she told ANC's Headstart.

Jaya, dubbed the country's "Queen of Soul," gave a short sample of her take on the classic Franklin hit, "Respect."

Franklin, who won 18 Grammys and had some 25 gold records to her name, passed away at her home on Thursday at the age of 76.