Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin proved she's half the singer she used to be ... by looking fab in a black gown at a charity gala in NYC last night.
Fortunately, there's one thing the slimmed down 69-year-old diva hasn't lost -- her big voice.
Aretha Franklin -- Black Is Slimming
5/4/2011 9:45 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez
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