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Review: Was Aretha Franklin properly honored at her all-star Grammy tribute?

LOS ANGELES - To honor Aretha Franklin's roots in gospel music, Shirley Caesar sang "Mary, Don't You Weep." To showcase Franklin's rhythmic flair, Janelle Monae did "Rock Steady."

And to highlight the late icon's important role in the fight for civil rights? We heard "A Change Is Gonna Come" as performed by ... Celine Dion.

Yes, you knew you were at a Recording Academy event when the French-Canadian pop star took the stage at the Shrine Auditorium to sing Sam Cooke's searing anthem about American racism.

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