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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.

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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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. 
Access Hollywood

Aretha Franklin's Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Was Postponed for 3 Years

After postponing it for three years, the late Queen of Soul will finally be honored at the induction ceremony on November 1.
AceShowbiz

Ariana Grande deemed bishop's touch at funeral an accident, declined to file complaint

Ariana Grande declined to pursue an investigation after a touching incident involving a bishop at Aretha Franklin's funeral, police said Friday.
USATODAY.com

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Newsday

Aretha Franklin Tops List of Memphis Music Hall Inductees

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