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Aretha Franklin

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

Aretha Franklin

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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.

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‘Green Book’ Film Review: Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali Take a Perilous Road Trip Through the Deep South

‘green book’ film review: viggo mortensen and mahershala ali take a perilous road trip through the deep south
Melissa McCarthy, Steve Carell and Dave Chappelle are among the onetime comedians delivering dramatic performances at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and on Tuesday director Peter..
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‘At Eternity’s Gate’ Film Review: Willem Dafoe Brushes With Brilliance in Van Gogh Biopic

‘at eternity’s gate’ film review: willem dafoe brushes with brilliance in van gogh biopic
Biographies of famous artists are nothing new, but “At Eternity’s Gate” feels a little special. Director Julian Schnabel’s film explores the life of renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh, and it..
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Videos for Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin’s 'Amazing Grace' concert film finally debuts [Video]Aretha Franklin’s 'Amazing Grace' concert film finally debuts  01:52

The 46-year-old documentary shows the recording of her gospel album, 'Amazing Grace.' Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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Aretha Franklin’s 'Amazing Grace' concert film finally debuts [Video]Aretha Franklin’s 'Amazing Grace' concert film finally debuts  00:28

According to Rueters.com," Aretha Franklin’s live gospel concert is coming to the big screen." It was recorded 46 years ago in January of 1972. She was only 29-years-old when she performed, and her..

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"Amazing Grace": The Aretha Franklin documentary that took 46 years  14:35

The film “Amazing Grace” captures Aretha Franklin recording her legendary gospel album of the same name over the course of two days in 1972. Two of Franklin's family members and the film’s..

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Aretha Franklin gown sells for $10k [Video]Aretha Franklin gown sells for $10k  00:39

Aretha Franklin's 1993 Duets concert two-piece pink gown sold for $10,000 at the Hard Rock Cafe's 'Icons & Idols: Rock-N-Roll' by Julien's Auctions in New York City.

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Elton John remembers Aretha Franklin's last show [Video]Elton John remembers Aretha Franklin's last show  01:24

Elton John remembers Aretha Franklin's last show The Queen of Soul gave her last performance at the 71-year-old singer's annual gala in aid of his AIDS Foundation last November and the 'Rocket Man'..

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Elton John Hosted Aretha Franklin's Last Show [Video]Elton John Hosted Aretha Franklin's Last Show  01:25

Ending your career and life with praise from Elton John is amazing. R.I.P Aretha Franklin, you were and still are a legend.

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Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' Concert Film is a Revelation 46 Years After Its Taping

The sweat beading on Aretha Franklin’s brow caught the light and kept it, each drop of perspiration as brilliant as the rhinestones on her...
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Aretha Franklin Touches The Infinite In The Long-Delayed Film 'Amazing Grace'

It's been worth the long, long wait: Amazing Grace, made in January 1972, is an extraordinary document that depicts an artist at her technical, creative and spiritual heights.
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"Amazing Grace": The Aretha Franklin documentary that took 46 years

The movie “Superb Grace” captures Aretha Franklin recording her mythical gospel album of the similar title over the direction of 2 days in 1972. Two of Franklin’s members of the family and the..
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Aretha Franklin’s 'Amazing Grace' concert film finally debuts

aretha franklin’s 'amazing grace' concert film finally debuts
NEW YORK (Reuters) – 3 months after her dying and 46 years after she first recorded it, Aretha Franklin’s reside gospel live performance is coming to the massive display screen. “Superb Grace,”..
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Aretha Franklin gown sells for $10k

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Aretha Franklin's Classic Gowns & Accessories Sold at New York Auction

Julien's Auctions in New York City held a two-day "Icons & Idols: Rock-N-Roll" extravaganza at the Hard Rock Café...
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Music News Round-Up: Elton John UK Tour Dates, Long-Lost Aretha Franklin Film And Vampire Weekend Album Four

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Music Producer Harvey Mason Jr. Boards Netflix Holiday Musical 'Jingle Jangle'

Harvey Mason Jr., the veteran music producer who has worked with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Justin Bieber, has boarded Netflix's...
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Michelle Obama Says She’ll ‘Never Forgive’ Trump for Birther Attacks on Her Husband

michelle obama says she’ll ‘never forgive’ trump for birther attacks on her husband
Michelle Obama spoke for the first time about President Trump’s attacks on husband, zeroing in on his years of promoting the false conspiracy that he was born in Kenya. In a new memoir slated for..
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Nat Geo Docuseries ‘Inside North Korea’s Dynasty’ Explores Kim Regime From Within (Exclusive Video)

nat geo docuseries ‘inside north korea’s dynasty’ explores kim regime from within (exclusive video)
National Geographic has released the first five minutes of its upcoming docuseries, “Inside North Korea’s Dynasty,” exclusively to TheWrap. The four-part series aims to penetrate the secretive..
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Elton John remembers Aretha Franklin's last show

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Long-shelved Aretha Franklin documentary finally debuting

In line with Selection, the singer’s property and the movie’s manufacturer, Alan Elliott, reached an settlement to unlock the movie, which has lengthy been not on time. “In fresh weeks, Alan..
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Elton John Pays Homage to Aretha Franklin, Raises $3.9 Million to Fight HIV/AIDS at 2018 Gala

On a rainy Manhattan Monday (Nov. 5) evening, Elton John, his husband David Furnish and a slew of celebrities and philanthropists gathered in the...
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"Amazing Grace (2019)" - cast: Aretha Franklin

amazing grace (2019) - cast: aretha franklin
*Release date :* TBA 2019 *Synopsis :* The late director Sydney Pollack's behind-the-scenes documentary about the recording of Aretha Franklin's best-selling album "Amazing Grace" finally sees the ...
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Aretha Franklin's Estate Gives Thumbs Up on 'Amazing Grace' Release

Three months after the passing of the Soul legend, her estate offers full support to the New York premiere of the concert movie the singer spent years blocking from the big screen.
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Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace gospel film to premiere after 46 years

aretha franklin: amazing grace gospel film to premiere after 46 years
Symbol copyright Getty Pictures Symbol caption Singer Aretha Franklin in 1970 A protracted-awaited Aretha Franklin documentary will premiere in New York Town – 46 years after being filmed. Wonderful..
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