Both Aretha Franklin and R. Kelly appeared on the late night show circuit last night (July 23), each performing and repping for the R&B world. First, legend Aretha Franklin appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The appearance marks the first for Franklin in 30 years on the Tonight Show when she sand “Until You Come Back to Me” with Johnny Carson as the host. Wearing a tangerine gown and backed by a full band complete with conductor and backing singers, the soul queen belted her hit “Never Loved a Man.”
R. Kelly appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon shortly after and performed his newest single “Feeling Single” from the album “Write Me Back.” Dressed in a leather jacket accessorized with a scarf and black fitted cap, Kelly crooned about how single he’s feeling in the personal tune. Like Franklin, Kelly used a live band as audience members grooved in the background.