Jewels in the Crown: All-Star Duets with the Queen

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Jewels in the Crown: All-Star Duets with the Queen
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Compilation album by Aretha Franklin
Released November 12, 2007 (US)
July 5, 2008 (UK)[1]
Recorded 1980–2007
Genre R&B, soul, pop
Length 63:05
Label Arista
Aretha Franklin chronology
So Damn Happy
(2003)So Damn Happy2003
Jewels In The Crown: All-Star Duets with the Queen
This Christmas, Aretha
(2008)This Christmas, Aretha2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[3]

Jewels in the Crown: All-Star Duets with the Queen is a duets compilation album by American singer Aretha Franklin. It was released by Arista on November 12, 2007 in the United States.[4] The album comprises a combination of classic duets spanning Franklin's career, and two newly recorded duets with Fantasia and John Legend, also containing two live duets, one from 1993, the other from 1998. The album concludes with a previously released rendition of "Nessun Dorma", of which Franklin had performed a version at the Grammy Awards of 1998, when she filled in last minute for Luciano Pavarotti.[5]

The album peaked at #54 on the Billboard 200 album chart and reached number seven on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, her first to reach the top ten since 1998. The disc's first and only single, "Put You Up on Game", featuring Fantasia was released to radio on October 1, 2007. The single peaked at number 41 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs but missed the Pop chart.

This release had moved 127,200 copies as of December, 2017 - according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Track listing[edit]

1."Jumpin' Jack Flash" (Duet with Keith Richards, from Aretha, 1986)Richards5:08
2."Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" (Duet with Eurythmics, from Who's Zoomin' Who?, 1985)Stewart5:53
3."I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (Duet with George Michael, from Aretha, 1986)Narada Michael Walden4:03
4."What Now My Love" (Duet with Frank Sinatra, from Duets, 1993)Phil Ramone3:16
5."Put You Up on Game" (Duet with Fantasia)
The Underdogs4:16
6."What Y'all Came to Do" (Duet with John Legend)Devo Springsteen3:17
7."Never Gonna Break My Faith" (Duet with Mary J. Blige, featuring The Harlem Boys Choir)
  • The Underdogs
  • Adams
8."Through the Storm" (Duet with Elton John, from Through the Storm, 1989)Walden4:26
9."It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be" (Duet with Whitney Houston, from Through the Storm, 1989)
  • Hammond
  • Warren
10."(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Live)" (Duet with Bonnie Raitt & Gloria Estefan, from Greatest Hits: 1980–1994, 1994)Ken Ehrlich4:40
11."Doctor's Orders" (Duet with Luther Vandross, from What You See Is What You Sweat, 1991)Vandross4:34
12."Ever Changing Times" (Duet with Michael McDonald, from What You See Is What You Sweat, 1991)
  • Bacharach
  • Sager
13."Chain of Fools (Live)" (Duet with Mariah Carey, from VH1 Divas Live, 1998)Donald CovaySean Murphy3:12
14."Don't Waste Your Time" (Duet with Mary J. Blige, from Mary, 1999)
15."Love All the Hurt Away" (Duet with George Benson, from Love All the Hurt Away, 1981)Sam L. DeesArif Mardin4:21
16."Nessun dorma (Live)" (Duet with The New York Recording Orchestra, from The 40th Annual Grammy Awards, 1998)Giacomo PucciniRamone3:20


Chart (2007) Peak
US Billboard 200[6] 54
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 7