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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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New Bethel Baptist Church puts up mural of Aretha Franklin and father

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A big announcement is expected to be made regarding the Queen of Soul.

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Bang Media - Published

Celine Dion thrilled to be part of Aretha Franklin tribute [Video]Celine Dion thrilled to be part of Aretha Franklin tribute  00:39

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Cover Video - Published

Céline Dion Pays Tribute To Aretha Franklin [Video]Céline Dion Pays Tribute To Aretha Franklin  00:30

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Wochit - Published

Celine Dion Fondly Reflects on Singing With Aretha Franklin (Exclusive) [Video]Celine Dion Fondly Reflects on Singing With Aretha Franklin (Exclusive)  01:51

Dion spoke with ET on Saturday at 'Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration for the Queen of Soul' where she shared what she learned from the icon.

Entertainment Tonight - Published

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ET chatted with the legendary singer as she honored another legend, Aretha Franklin, at 'Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration for the Queen of Soul,' airing March 10 on CBS.

Entertainment Tonight - Published

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Celine Dion on What Aretha Franklin Taught Her (Exclusive) [Video]Celine Dion on What Aretha Franklin Taught Her (Exclusive)  03:21

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Entertainment Tonight - Published

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Rumble - Published

Aretha Franklin Biopic In The Works [Video]Aretha Franklin Biopic In The Works  00:35

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Wochit - Published

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Reuters Studio - Published

Tyler Perry To Pay Tribute With Aretha Franklin Special [Video]Tyler Perry To Pay Tribute With Aretha Franklin Special  01:31

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celebritywire - Published

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Inside Edition - Published

Tyler Perry to Host Aretha Franklin Tribute Special [Video]Tyler Perry to Host Aretha Franklin Tribute Special  01:31

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Wibbitz Top Stories - Published

Franklin attorney: $3 million in back taxes paid to IRS [Video]Franklin attorney: $3 million in back taxes paid to IRS  00:33

Aretha Franklin's estate has paid at least $3 million in back taxes to the IRS since her death in August, an attorney for the late Queen of Soul's estate said Thursday.

Rumble - Published

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Wibbitz Top Stories - Published

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CBS4 Miami - Published

Celine Dion, John Legend to perform at Aretha Franklin tribute concert [Video]Celine Dion, John Legend to perform at Aretha Franklin tribute concert  01:20

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Rumble - Published

Eye On Entertainment (Dec. 27) [Video]Eye On Entertainment (Dec. 27)  01:10

A concert honoring the Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin will be held in January in Los Angeles.

CBS2 LA - Published

Celine Dion, John Legend And More To Perform at Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert [Video]Celine Dion, John Legend And More To Perform at Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert  00:37

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Wochit Entertainment - Published

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Cover Video STUDIO - Published

Eye On Entertainment (Dec. 20) [Video]Eye On Entertainment (Dec. 20)  01:22

Aretha Franklin is granted a posthumous award.

CBS2 LA - Published

 

Aretha Franklin Tribute: Detroit Artists Plan Concert For the Queen of Soul

Some of Detroit’s prominent artists are gathering to celebrate the music and memory of Aretha Franklin. The event, “A Celebration of The...
Billboard.com - Published

Aretha Franklin honoured by host of A-listers at tribute concert


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Celine Dion learned 'deeper' singing from Aretha Franklin


ContactMusic - Published

JHud, Celine Dion bring down the house at Aretha Franklin tribute

Jennifer Hudson and Celine Dion were highlights as stars hit the Shrine Auditorium to tape the Grammys' tribute concert for the Queen of Soul.
USATODAY.com - Published

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