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Photos From Aretha Franklin's Funeral: The Epic Scene in Detroit

Pop and gospel singers, politicians, and fans pay respects to the Queen of Soul.

At Detroit's Greater Grace Temple on Friday, celebrities, political figures, and fans gathered for an epic, music-filled celebration of Aretha Franklin's life. The service for the late Queen of Soul featured memories from friends, performances by everyone from Ariana Grande to Stevie Wonder (pictured), and a cavalcade of pink Cadillacs. Here, a look at highlights from the service.

THE RECESSIONAL THE RECESSIONAL BILL CLINTON PLAYS ARETHA ON HIS PHONE Scott Olson/Getty Images BILL CLINTON PLAYS ARETHA ON HIS PHONE FANTASIA PERFORMS SHOE-LESS ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images FANTASIA PERFORMS SHOE-LESS CICELY TYSON RECITES A PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR POEM Scott Olson/Getty Images CICELY TYSON RECITES A PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR POEM JENNIFER HUDSON SINGS ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images JENNIFER HUDSON SINGS Looking on: gospel legend Shirley Caesar. Singer Smokey Robinson speaks during Aretha Franklin's funeral at Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images) ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images SMOKEY ROBINSON SPEAKS Singer Chaka Khan arrives for Aretha Franklin's funeral at the Greater Grace Temple in on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images) JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images CHAKA KHAN ARRIVES Pink Cadillacs line Seven Mile Road in front of Aretha Franklin's funeral at the Greater Grace Temple in on August 31, 2018, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images) JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images PINK CADILLACS LINED UP Franklin once name-checked the car in her hit "Freeway of Love." DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 31: Singer Ariana Grande performs at the funeral for Aretha Franklin at the Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Franklin died at the age of 76 at her home in Detroit on August 16. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Scott Olson/Getty Images ARIANA GRANDE SINGS Looking on: Louis Farrakhan, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and former U.S. president Bill Clinton. DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 31: Fans of soul music icon Aretha Franklin watch the singer's funeral on a giant screen outside Greater Grace Temple as the singer's funeral takes place inside August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Dozens of musicians and dignitaries are scheduled to either speak or perform at the singer's funeral, including former President Bill Clinton, Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Ariana Grande, Chaka Khan, Smokey Robinson, Jennifer Hudson, and Cicely Tyson. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) Bill Pugliano/Getty Images FANS WATCH ON A SCREEN OUTSIDE THE CHURCH Aretha Franklin's grandchildren Jordan and Victorie Franklin speak during Aretha Franklin's funeral at Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images) ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images FRANKLIN'S GRANDCHILDREN JORDAN AND VICTORIA
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JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images BILL CLINTON WITH ARIANA GRANDE AND FIANCE PETE DAVIDSON ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images BILL CLINTON WITH ARIANA GRANDE AND FIANCE PETE DAVIDSON CLARENCE FRANKLIN, ARETHA'S SON, GRIEVES JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images CLARENCE FRANKLIN, ARETHA'S SON, GRIEVES Actress Jenifer Jeanette Lewis arrives for Aretha Franklin's funeral at the Greater Grace Temple in on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images) JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images ACTRESS JENIFER LEWIS ARRIVES The Clark Sisters perform during Aretha Franklin's funeral at Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images) ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images GOSPEL GROUP THE CLARK SISTERS DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 31: The reamins of Aretha Franklin arrive for her funeral service at the Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Franklin, 76, died at her home in Detroit on August 16. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Scott Olson/Getty Images PALLBEARERS CARRY THE CASKET INSIDE DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 31: The cast of the Haves and Have Nots is recognized at the funeral for Aretha Franklin at the Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Franklin died at the age of 76 at her home in Detroit on August 16. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Scott Olson/Getty Images THE CAST OF 'THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS' US Representative Maxine Waters arrives for Aretha Franklin's funeral at the Greater Grace Temple in on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images) JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images U.S. REP. MAXINE WATERS ARRIVES Aretha Franklin impersonator who goes by Queen outside of the Greater Grace Temple in advance of the funeral for Aretha Franklin August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Franklin's funeral will take place on August 31. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images) JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images A FAN OUTSIDE THE CHURCH IN THE WEE HOURS BEFORE THE SERVICE OMAROSA MANIGAULT NEWMAN Bill Pugliano/Getty Images OMAROSA MANIGAULT NEWMAN Faith Hill performs, Greater Grace Temple First Lady Crisette M. Ellis (C) and former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) listen, during Aretha Franklin's funeral at Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images) ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images FAITH HILL SINGS Looking on: Greater Grace Temple's first lady, Crisette M. Ellis, and Hillary Clinton. DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 31: Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at the funeral for Aretha Franklin at the Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Franklin died at the age of 76 at her home in Detroit on August 16. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Scott Olson/Getty Images REV. AL SHARPTON SPEAKS Aretha Franklin's former husband Glynn Russell Turman arrives for her funeral at the Greater Grace Temple in on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images) JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images FRANKLIN'S FORMER HUSBAND, ACTOR GLYNN TURMAN DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 31: Smokey Robinson (left) stands with Bishop Charles Ellis III (center), pastor of Greater Grace Temple, and Rev. Robert Smith, pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church, before attending soul music icon Aretha Franklin's funeral on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Dozens of musicians and dignitaries are scheduled to either speak or perform at the singer's funeral, including former President Bill Clinton, Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Ariana Grande, Chaka Khan, Smokey Robinson, Jennifer Hudson, and Cicely Tyson. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) Bill Pugliano/Getty Images SMOKEY ROBINSON AND PASTORS Motown artist Martha Reeves (2nd R) and Freda Payne (R) arrive for Aretha Franklin's funeral at the Greater Grace Temple in on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images) JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images SINGERS MARTHA REEVES AND FREDA PAYNE DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 31: Fans of soul music icon Aretha Franklin line up outside Greater Grace Temple hoping to be one of the members of the general public to be allowed in to the singer's funeral on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Dozens of musicians and dignitaries are scheduled to either speak or perform at the singer's funeral, including former President Bill Clinton, Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Ariana Grande, Chaka Khan, Smokey Robinson, Jennifer Hudson, and Cicely Tyson.(Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) Bill Pugliano/Getty Images A FAN WEARING HER FINEST



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