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When 26-year-old Adele found fame with her classic soul and R&B sound, she followed in the footsteps of the greats who came before her. And when it comes to the genre, they don't get much greater than Aretha Franklin.
Now it's Franklin who's following Adele — sort of. The 72-year-old Queen of Soul just covered the British singer-songwriter's 2010 breakout hit "Rolling in The Deep" for her new album, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics."
Making the track her own, Franklin infuses "Deep" with her big vocal style and a touch of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." It's a contrast to Adele's reined-in (by comparison) original.
There's no denying both versions work, but which of the dueling divas rule? Tell us what you think.
"Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics," which features covers of hits from Etta James, Barbra Streisand, Sinead O'Connor and more, comes out Oct. 21.
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