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That time President Obama teared up, sang to Aretha Franklin’s "A Natural Woman"

Aretha Franklin - reported to be “gravely ill” - once brought former President Barack Obama to tears.

During the 2015 Kennedy Center honors he and then First Lady Michelle Obama sang along during her unforgettable performance of "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” Video below.

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Franklin's stunning performance saluted honoree Carole King, who was clearly moved as Franklin took the stage and took a seat at the piano to begin the song:

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Franklin, looking gorgeous in an elegant gown with a full-length fur coat, brought the house down with her powerhouse vocals.

aretha sings!


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