Aretha Louise Franklin is an American singer and musician.
Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C.
Franklin's church as a child.
In 1960, at the age of 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records only achieving modest success.
Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", " A Natural Woman" and "Think".
These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade.
Franklin eventually recorded a total of 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries, 17 top ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries and twenty number-one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in the chart's history.
Franklin also recorded acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Lady Soul, Young, Gifted & Black and Amazing Grace before experiencing problems with her record company by the mid-1970s.
Celine Dion apparently jumped at the chance to honour the late Aretha Franklin during last weekend’s Grammy tribute concert as she felt it was a way to pay the Queen of Soul for the little things she..
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'Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for
the Queen of Soul' will be taped
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 in Los Angeles. The TV special hosted by Tyler Perry will air at a later date in 2019 on CBS. The special will..
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Police in Michigan on Thursday said that they opened an investigation into an alleged theft from the estate of legendary singer Aretha Franklin, who died in August at 76. FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •ContactMusic
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For 85 years, the Apollo Theater has been a landmark and cornerstone of Harlem’s music scene. The iconic venue has hosted performers like Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Jay-Z, and Aretha Franklin... Gothamist - Published
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