SPOTTED: Aretha Franklin In NYC (thumbnail)

According to, Aretha Franklin will be dropping a surprise album on September 30th. And the lead single is supposed to be a cover of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep.” The site goes on to say that The Queen will announce the secret album on David Letterman on September 29th.

Other single re-makes on the album are alleged to include:

Teach Me Tonight,” by Phoebe Snow

Gladys Knight’s “Midnight Train to Georgia”

Alicia Keys’s “No One”

Barbra Streisand’s classic “People”

Whitney Houston’s (and Chaka Khan’s) “I’m Every Woman

Etta James’s “At Last”

Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”

Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U”