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Cynthia Erivo says Aretha Franklin blessed her Emmy nomination: 'I felt her give me a wink'
Erivo tells EW and PEOPLE's Emmys red carpet team that she felt the Queen of Soul watching over her when she scored her nomination for Genius.
How Billie Holiday and Aretha Franklin responded to adversity: 'You are not taking me down'

Pulitzer winner Suzan-Lori Parks speaks to EW about how she approached telling the stories of two music icons.