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Aretha Franklin

American musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist

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Aretha Franklin: American musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist
Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer, songwriter, civil rights activist, actress, and pianist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career recording for Columbia Records. However, she achieved only modest success. She found acclaim and commercial success after signing with Atlantic Records in 1966. Hit songs such as "Respect", "Chain of Fools", "Think", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "I Never Loved a Man ", and "I Say a Little Prayer", propelled her past her musical peers. By the end of the 1960s, Aretha Franklin had come to be known as "The Queen of Soul".


Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' premieres March 25 in Detroit; public debut in April

Long-shelved Aretha Franklin concert film will have private local premiere at Detroit Institute of Arts on March 25 —the Queen of Soul's birthday. - Published

Aretha Franklin’s family slaps back after Wendy Williams disses upcoming gospel movie

The Queen of Soul's estate is unhappy about Wendy Williams' "disparaging" remarks questioning Aretha Franklin's upcoming gospel film. - Published

Videos for Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' Finally Headed to Theaters [Video]Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' Finally Headed to Theaters

Aretha Franklin's 1972 "Amazing Grace" concert is a testament to the gospel music community.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 03:04Published

Grammys 2019 Lights Up With Fiery Female Performances [Video]Grammys 2019 Lights Up With Fiery Female Performances

From Camilla Cabello's exhilarating 'Havanna' performance to a tribute to late singer Aretha Franklin by Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day, here are the highlights of some of the fiery female..

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 01:55Published

Legendary French Composer Michel Legrand Passes Away At 86 [Video]Legendary French Composer Michel Legrand Passes Away At 86

According to ExtraTv, Oscar-winning composer Michel Legrand has died at the age of 86. The five-time Grammy winner performed with legendary singers Frank Sinatra and Aretha Franklin over his..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

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