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Jennifer Hudson & Jordin Sparks Wow At The Premiere Of 'Respect,' The Aretha Franklin Biopic — Photos

Aug. 9 2021, Published 11:54 a.m. ET

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Doing Aretha proud! Some of the hottest stars in the music industry came out to the August 8 Los Angeles premiere of Respect, the biopic based on legendary singer Aretha Franklin.

Scroll down to see what they wore to the event!

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Jennifer Hudson

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A natural woman! Jennifer Hudson, who portrays Franklin in the movie, stunned in a strapless purple Dolce and Gabbana gown that featured a mile-long train and thigh-high slit.

Sparkles could also be found on her pointed-toe pumps and in her flashy manicure.

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On premiere night, the American Idol alum posted an Instagram photo from 2004, which showed her meeting Franklin for the first time.

"I got to open her show that night ! I’ll never forget it," she gushed.

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Tori Kelly

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Country singer Tori Kelly wore a beige top, black shorts and a black sleeveless jacket, in addition to a cream pair of ankle-strap heels.

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Jordin Sparks

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"No Air" crooner Jordin Sparks kept it simple in a black floral wrap dress and black ankle-strap heels.

Sparks has a special connection to Franklin, as in 2008, she sang "Respect" as part of a group tribute to her at the NAACP Awards.

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The star recalled being extremely nervous for the performance, but she felt amazing after Franklin blew her a kiss from the audience.

"I just remember thinking, 'I did it. She liked it!'" she shared.

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Hayley Erbert and Derek Hough

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Dancing With the Stars' Derek Hough wore a pair of gray slacks and a light blue collared shirt, while his girlfriend of more than five years, dancer Hayley Erbert, wore a floral matching crop top and ankle-length skirt.

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Next month, Hough will kick off his residency show, Derek Hough: No Limit, in Las Vegas.

"Man, I am so excited. Last year, it was all about performing and entertaining people digitally, for obvious reasons," he said to Entertainment Tonight. "But now I'm getting back onstage and doing what I do best and what I love to do is performing live."

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Tinashe

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Tinashe showed off her abs in a patterned suit and crop top, which she accented with a strappy set of heels.

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