Diva-Off! Aretha Franklin Covers Adele's 'Rolling In the Deep'
By Jackie Willis
If anyone can top Adele's rendition of "Rolling in the Deep," it's Aretha Franklin.
The 72-year-old Queen of Soul takes on the 26-year-old diva's hit song, and as expected, she does it justice. Aretha's "Rolling in the Deep" cover will be featured on her upcoming album Aretha Franklin Takes on the Great Diva Classics -- to be released Oct. 21-- and she will also perform the song on Monday's Late Show with David Letterman.
"Rolling in the Deep" was a HUGE success for Adele. Off her album 21, the track is the fourth song to both top the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles chart, and to win the Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in the same year. It's also the highest-selling digital song by a female artist in the U.S., and the second bestselling digital song overall in the U.S.