Aretha Franklin has begun the promotional campaign for her new album. She’s posted a video of her rousing cover of Adele‘s neo-soul hit “Rolling in the Deep,” which has gone on sale via iTunes and Amazon. And while the CD of Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics won’t officially be released until October 21st, she’s giving her fans who prefer vinyl a nice perk by releasing it as an LP Tuesday — three weeks early!
Franklin’s TV schedule this week includes an appearance tonight (Monday) on Lettermanand Friday on The Today Show. She and producer Clive Davis will hold a question-and-answer seminar Wednesday night at New York’s 92nd Street Y.