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Franklin: I'm a big fan of Adele

Aretha Franklin has revealed she is a fan of Adele.

The 18-time Grammy-winning singer performs a cover of Adele's hit Rolling In The Deep for her 38th album, Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics.

"I love Adele, and her album 21. I'd heard that before, one of the singles, Rolling In The Deep, but really I loved 21 as an album from cut to cut, from beginning to end," she said.

"You don't get CDs like that so much, where every song is really good. Marvin Gaye had that album with What's Going On, and Stevie Wonder had that with Music Of My Mind and Songs In The Key Of Life, and Adele has it with 21."

The Respect songstress added: "She's a very fine writer, and has a very distinctive voice. She is certainly one of the better contemporary singers and writers."

Aretha, who wants to record another divas-themed album, also said she is a fan of Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia.

"Jennifer Hudson is a very good artist. Fantasia is a good artist. Vanessa Bell Armstrong, lots of artists. I have a very big record collection," she said.

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