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As the world paused for the day to pay its final respects to the undisputed “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, no performer brought as much gravitas to the building than its closer, Stevie Wonder.

After a soul-stirring harmonica solo and an equally emotional speech, in which he interpolated a popular Trumpian phrase, telling the audience instead to “Make Love Great Again,” Wonder brought the proceedings to a close by performing what may be the greatest song of his extensive catalog, “As.”


Watch: Stevie Wonder pays final tribute to Aretha Franklin