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Aretha Franklin

Born: March 25, 1942 (age 76) in Memphis

Aretha Franklin

Blues Artist

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Aretha Louise Franklin is an American singer and musician.

Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C.

L.

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.


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Aretha Franklin exhibit debuts with eye toward her legacy

The Detroit museum that hosted Aretha Franklin's public visitations after her death is again holding space for her —...
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Watch Kelly Clarkson Pay Her Respects to Aretha Franklin, Plus More From iHeartRadio Music Festival 2018 Day 2

Another iHeartRadio Music Festival is in the books, and day 2 had all the insanity we've come to expect from the A-list event. There were...
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Aretha Franklin Exhibit Debuts At The Charles H. Wright Museum [Video]Aretha Franklin Exhibit Debuts At The Charles H. Wright Museum

The Detroit museum that hosted Aretha Franklin’s public visitations after her death is again holding space for her — this time with an exhibit featuring photographs, videos and the red shoes she..

CBS 62 Detroit -   00:41

Aretha Franklin Exhibit To Open [Video]Aretha Franklin Exhibit To Open

An exhibit dedicated to the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin will open this week at a Detroit museum. Rolling Ston reports the estate-approved “Think: A Tribute to the Queen of Soul” arrives at..

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Ann Wilson's New Cover Song Album Honors Recently Departed Rock Stars [Video]Ann Wilson's New Cover Song Album Honors Recently Departed Rock Stars

Heart singer Ann Wilson told Rolling Stone that after fellow rocker and close friend Chris Cornell took his life at the age of 52 she "got serious about making a record." She said, "All of these people..

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Fans Are Baffled Mac Miller Is Not Mentioned In 2018 Emmy Awards in Memoriam Segment [Video]Fans Are Baffled Mac Miller Is Not Mentioned In 2018 Emmy Awards in Memoriam Segment

Mac Miller was left out from the 2018 Emmy Awards in Memoriam segment. The rapper recently died and fans are furious that he was not included in the segment. Although the Emmys is for the TV industry,..

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Burt Reynolds, Aretha Franklin honoured with Emmy's In Memoriam [Video]Burt Reynolds, Aretha Franklin honoured with Emmy's In Memoriam

Burt Reynolds, Anthony Bourdain, David Cassidy, and Aretha Franklin were among the stars honoured during the In Memoriam segment of the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday (17.09.18), but there was anger..

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Sparkles, metallics and thigh-high splits at Julien Macdonald show [Video]Sparkles, metallics and thigh-high splits at Julien Macdonald show

Julien Macdonald closed the second day of London Fashion Week with plenty of sparkles, sending out his models in glittery dresses slashed at the thigh, front or back. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Kelly Clarkson pays tribute to Aretha Franklin at iHeartRadio Festival: 'She's one of my all time favorites'

Kelly Clarkson paid tribute to the late Aretha Franklin.
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Watch Queen Latifah & Josh Groban Discuss Katy Perry, Aretha Franklin and More on 'Watch What Happens Live'

Queen Latifah and Josh Groban appeared on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday night (Sep. 20), where they answered questions from fans...
Billboard.com

Mac Miller's Fan Calls Emmys 'Trash' After Leaving Him Out of Memorial

The fans were quick to let out their anger on social media after they found out that the event only listed Aretha Franklin, Burt Reynolds and Anthony Bourdain on the memorial segment.
AceShowbiz

Emmys: John McCain and Anthony Bourdain remembered during In Memoriam

emmys: john mccain and anthony bourdain remembered during in memoriam
Other notable names remembered during the video montage shown during Monday night's ceremony in Los Angeles included Aretha Franklin, Burt Reynolds and Hugh Hefner.
MailOnline

Burt Reynolds, Aretha Franklin honoured with Emmy's In Memoriam


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Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' Makes 2018 Emmys In Memoriam Tribute Especially Poignant

Aretha Franklin's rendition of "Amazing Grace" was the music choice for the 2018 Emmy Awards In Memoriam and it was especially poignant this year. 
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