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Ariana to perform at Aretha Franklin's memorial service

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Washington: American singer Ariana Grande is all set to perform at legendary singer Aretha Franklin's memorial service.

According to E!Online, Franklin's family invited Grande to take part after seeing her moving tribute on 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon.

Reflecting the singer's strong gospel root, the memorial service will also be attended by Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Chaka Khan, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Holliday, Ronald Isley, Yolanda Adams, Pastor Shirley Caesar and Aretha's son Edward Franklin.

Franklin was 76 when she passed away on August 16 at her residence in Detroit, following a prolonged illness.

She was suffering from pancreatic cancer and was in a grave condition from last few years. The singer is well known for hits like 'Respect', 'Natural Women', and 'I say a little prayer'.

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