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#MusicMonday: Janet Jackson Set to Release New Music, Joe Elliot Performs with Billy Joel, and Prayers Asked for Aretha Franklin

1. Janet Jackson recently shared that she and Daddy Yankee are collaborating on a new song,  "Made for Now.” Apparently, fans will be getting the track sooner than promised as Jackson announced on social media on Sunday (Aug. 12), revealing the cover art and release date.

2. Def Leppard's Joe Elliott got a taste of the stage at Fenway Park one day early when he was invited on stage to duet with Billy Joel! The two singers and Joel's band launched into the opening bars of Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me." Elliott later returned to sing "You May Be Right" with Joel at the end of the encore. 

 

3. Media outlets are reporting that the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin is currently 'gravely ill' and is currently surrounded by her family and those closest to her. 

The family is asking for prayers and privacy for the 76-year-old singing legend.

Franklin, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 made her last performance on November 2, 2017 for the Elton John AID Foundation in New York and her public performance occurred at the Philadelphia’s Mann Center last August.

 

Photo Credit: Getty Images

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