Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin was born March 25, 1942-December 27,2010. Aretha Franklin is an American singer, songwriter and pianist. Although known for her soul recordings and referred to as the The Queen of Soul, Franklin is adept at jazz, blues, R&B and gospel music. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Franklin No. 1 on its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time.

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin is one of the most honored artists by the Grammy Awards, with 18 competitive Grammys to date, and two honorary Grammys. She has scored a total of 20 No. 1 singles on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart, one of which also became her first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100: “Respect” (1967). “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” (1987), a duet with George Michael, became her second No. 1 on the latter chart. Since 1961, she has scored a total of 45 “Top 40” hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She also has the most million-selling singles of any female artist with 14. Between 1967 and 1982 she had 10 #1 R&B albums – more than any other female artist.

Aretha Franklin has won eighteen 18 Grammy Awards in total during her nearly half-century long career. She first charted in 1961 and holds the record for most Best Female R&B Vocal Performance awards with eleven to her name including eight consecutive awards from 1968 to 1975 — the first eight awarded in that category.

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In 1987, Franklin became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Aretha Franklin was the only featured singer at the 2009 presidential inauguration for Barack Obama.

In September 2010, Franklin’s second eldest son Edward Franklin was attacked by three people while at a gas station on Joy Road in northwest Detroit. A month prior, Franklin had to cancel her dates with Condoleeza Rice on their joint tour after breaking two ribs in a fall. In November, Franklin’s doctor ordered the ailing singer to not perform until May 2011 after she reportedly spent a week in Detroit’s Sinai-Grace Hospital for a ‘serious illness’ which was later revealed to be pancreatic cancer.

Aretha Franklin Died. Her family refuses to give details about her prognosis. I for one will be very sad to read in less than one year that Aretha Franklin died. Franklin during this time as she deals with her health issues. tina marie died tina maria. Please enjoy this wonderful performance that clearly shows.

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin who is suffering from pancreatic cancer has less than a year to live according to the reports. The rumors has grown that she is died today.

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