Etta James

Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the  achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

This past year, these actors, musicians, and other notables departed from this earth. NewsOne remembers those we lost in 2012 here. Jimmy Castor: Pop and…

Alicia Keys in collaboration with blues icon Bonnie Raitt, has been tapped to perform an Etta James tribute at the 2012 Grammy Awards. James,73, passed away last month after a long battle with cancer. The Grammy Awards take place on February 12! Etta James Dead At 73 Alicia Keys Relaxes In Paradise!

Today friends and family said their final good-byes to R&B legend Etta James. The iconic soul singer was laid to rest in Los Angeles after losing a battle with leukemia on January 20th. She was sent off in grand style with performances from artists like Christina Aguilera. Watch Christina Ag sing Jame’s classic, “At Last” […]

In an even odder Twitter beef than Nicki Minaj vs Cher; Roseanne Barr blasted Beyonce, Jay-Z and President Obama on the social network for the way they treated Etta James during the President’s first few days in office. After cursing out a couple of Beyonce stans, Roseanne went into a rant claiming she will run […]

Beyonce wrote an emotional letter to her fans talking about superstar singer Etta James’ death. James died Friday morning due to complications stemming from leukemia. Beyonce wrote on her site: “This is a huge loss. Etta James was one of the greatest vocalists of our time. I am so fortunate to have met such a […]

Having stayed in hiding since the birth of her baby daughter Blue, Beyonce took to her website to give a statement on the passing of Etta James, the legendary singer she played in the film “Cadillac Records.” She wrote: “This is a huge loss. Etta James was one of the greatest vocalists of our time. […]

We miss her already. Beyonce could never do justice to such a magnificent woman. Leave your condolences in the comment section below. James died of complications from leukemia at a hospital in Riverside, Dr. Elaine James, her personal physician, told the Los Angeles Times.

Etta James has died, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. She was 73 and had been diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. James, who also suffered from dementia and hepatitis C, died at a hospital in Riverside, California. Condolences goes out to her family. SOURCE Etta James Terminally Ill

Legendary singer, Etta James died this morning. James, who was battling leukemia for some time, succumbed to the disease after a long struggle. She is most known for her ballad “At Last.” “This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends and fans around the world,” De Leon said. “She was a true original […]

Etta James’ longtime friend and manager Lupe De Leon says the singer has been released from a Southern California hospital and is back at home with her family. The “At Last” singer had been hospitalized since before Christmas after she experienced difficulty breathing. James has been diagnosed with terminal leukemia, and she is also suffering […]