While much has been speculated about Aretha Franklin‘s upcoming album, the record has now been given a release date. According to Billboard, a rep for Clive Davis said Franklin’s album will be released on Sept. 30.
According to previous reports, Franklin’s album will include tracks produced by Andre 3000 and possible covers by Adele, Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer. Meanwhile, Showbiz 411 recently confirmed that the album will include a “sensational Adele cover” of “Rolling in the Deep.” Franklin has allegedly finished her vocals and has worked with Babyface for the release.
The record will pay tribute to 10 different women as Franklin reinterprets their songs, Showbiz 411 adds.
Earlier this summer it was confirmed that covers of Gladys Knight & the Pips’ “Midnight Train to Georgia,” Barbra Streisand’s “People,” Donna Summer’s “Last Dance” and Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It” will be featured. Additional tracks will possibly include Phoebe Snow’s “Teach Me Tonight, Alicia Keys’ “No One,” Whitney Houston’s “I’m Every Woman,” Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” and Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U.”