NEW MUSIC: Papoose – 2012 Obituary

While rapper Skillz plans on rapping up his annual Rap Up, Papoose keeps his annual Obituary alive thanx to the unfortunate long list of deaths in 2012. Hopefully 2012 will be different. DJ RellyRell

Lionel Richie & Etta James To Be Inducted Into Apollo Theater Hall of Fame

Lionel Richie and the late Etta James will be inducted into the Apollo Theater’s Hall of Fame in New York City. The ceremony will be held at the historic Harlem theater on June 4th. More details below. Marisa Mendez

(Photos) Christina Aguilera Performs At Etta James’ Funeral In Extremely Low Cut, Cleavage-Bearing Outfit

Christina Aguilera let it all hang out during her performance at Etta James’ funeral at Greater Bethany Community Church City of Refuge in Gardena, CA earlier today. Her outfit, a black blazer and black dress underneath that showed everything, was the usual get-up for Aguilera. I guess she can’t help herself. Check out the pics after the jump! Wendy L.

Etta James Sales Jump 378% After Her Death

Following her passing late last week, singer Etta James is probably smiling down from heaven as her record sales have jumped a whopping 378% since. Details below. Marisa Mendez

#IFWT Remembers Etta James: Classic Pic of Muhammad Ali & Etta In 1974

1974: Muhammad Ali played a few notes on the piano as singer Etta James smiles. So beautiful and so talented, RIP Etta! Wendy L.

Beyonce Addresses Etta James’ Death

Earlier today legendary singer Etta James lost her battle to leukemia and dementia. Beyonce covered one of Etta’s most famous song, “At Last” and performed the song during President Obama’s inauguration. After Bey’s performance Etta spoke against it saying that she should have been invited to perform her song and that Bey should be smacked. Etta eventually said that she was joking and Bey never responded to her statements. Read what Beyonce said about the tragic loss of Etta James  after the jump. Julie1205

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