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Entertainment: WDC BET Awards - Aretha Franklin ninth honouree on BET Walk of Fame
TAPE: EF03/0942 IN_TIME: 14:08:18 DURATION: 7:15 SOURCES: VNR RESTRICTIONS: music/performance rights must be cleared DATELINE: Washington Recent SHOTLIST VNR 1.Ws Venue 2. Entrance Aretha Franklin 3. WS Audience 4. Performance Alicia Keys 5. CU Aretha Franklin 6. SOUNDBITE ( English ) Alicia Keys: "I felt incredible performing for her. She's one of my all time favourite artists, I just admire everything about her, her voice, her presence, her music, her songs, her timelessness, everything. So to be able to be performing one of her songs for her was like nothing that I can really describe." 7. Performance ' Rock Steady' by Seal 8. SOUNDBITE ( English ) Seal: "It was an honour. I'm a working class kid from Kilburn, London, England and if you'd of told me at the age of 6 when I first heard Aretha Franklin that I'd be one day standing on stage singing for the Queen of Soul I would have just laughed at you. It was a real honour." 9. Performance 'Think' by Stevie Wonder 10. Performance Norah Jones 11. Short film about Aretha Franklin. 12. Performance by James Ingram 13. Performance by artist tbc of ' Spanish Harlem ' to Aretha Franklin 14. Speech by Mary J Blige: "Hard work and perseverance throughout your career has shown me how to be a tough woman in this business, thank you very much." 15.SOUNDBITE Yolanda Adams: "To perform for her one of her all time hits, especially gospel hits was amazing. I'm never nervous at all and my heart was pounding because I have so much love and respect for her. She has done so much for music, not just gospel music, not just R and B music, not just pop music but so much for women in music. It was an honour to be here." 16.Performance Yolanda Adams 17. Aretha gets a hug from.... 18.Performance Aretha Franklin ' Respect' 19. Cu Various audience members 20. Backstage b-roll 21. SOUNDBITE ( English ) Aretha Franklin: "It was absolutely wonderful, just wonderful to be the ninth honourary, yes. The singing, the singing, the singing, the stomping good time." 22. Performance Aretha Franklin 'Respect' 23.Performance' Freeway Of Love ' Jam with all the artists. ARETHA FRANKLIN HONOURED WITH BET WALK OF FAME ARETHA FRANKLIN was honoured at the BET black tie gala in Washington, Saturday, as being the ninth annual inductee to the network's Walk of Fame. A star line up helped to at celebrate the Black Entertainment Television event by singing Franklin's greatest hits. The celebrity Aretha fan club included Mary J. Blige, Seal, Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Ronald Isley & The Isley Brothers, Jaheim, Gerald & Eddie Levert, Yolanda Adams, Teena Marie and Ruben Studdard. The Queen of Soul was presented with her award by BET head Debra Lee, and told the crowd: "I love you. Get up and PARTY." An excited crowd of 800 guests was treated to Franklin's performance of 'Respect' and 'Freeway of Love.' The event raised $400,000 for the United Negro College Fund, and will be broadcast on BET on 28th October. MUSIC CLEARANCE DETAILS TITLE: Respect ARTIST: Aretha Franklin WRITER: Redding PUBLISHER: Rondor Music/ Warner Chappell North America LABEL: WEA International Inc TITLE: Freeway Of Love ARTIST: Aretha Franklin WRITER: Walden/Cohen PUBLISHER: Carlin Music Corp/ Chrysalis Music LABEL: Arista Records Inc TITLE: Think ARTIST: Aretha Franklin WRITER: Franklin/White PUBLISHER: EMI LABEL: WEA International Inc TITLE: Spanish Harlem ARTIST: Aretha Franklin WRITER: Leiber/Spector PUBLISHER: CARLIN MUSIC CORP/ MOTHER BERTHA MUSIC LTD/ ABKCO MUSIC LTD LABEL: WEA International Inc