Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

 

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Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at the church of her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church. In 1960, at the age of 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) 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. After her father was shot in 1979, Franklin left Atlantic and signed with Arista Records, finding success with her part in the film The Blues Brothers and with the albums Jump to It and Who's Zoomin' Who?. In 1998, Franklin won international acclaim for singing the opera aria "Nessun dorma", at the Grammys of that year replacing Luciano Pavarotti. Later that same year, she scored her final Top 40 recording with "A Rose Is Still a Rose". Franklin's other popular and well known hits include "Rock Steady", "Something He Can Feel" (from the soundtrack to the 1976 film Sparkle), "Jump to It", "Freeway of Love", "Who's Zoomin' Who", "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves", "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (with George Michael), "It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be" (with Whitney Houston) and a remake of The Rolling Stones song "Jumpin' Jack Flash".

Franklin has won a total of 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide.[1] Franklin has been honored throughout her career including a 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in which she became the first female performer to be inducted. She was inducted to the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In August 2012, Franklin was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame.[2] Franklin is listed in at least two all-time lists on Rolling Stone magazine, including the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, in which she placed number 9; and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, in which she placed number 1.[3][4]

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Highlights13

Respect - The Very Best of
Album
Respect - The Very Best of is an album by musical artist Aretha Franklin, released on March 25, 2017.
Until You Come Back to Me
 
"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)" is a song written by Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, and Stevie Wonder.
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
 
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" is a 1967 single released by American soul singer Aretha Franklin on the Atlantic label.
I Knew You Were Waiting
 
"I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" is a Grammy Award-winning number-one song performed by Aretha Franklin and George Michael as a duet in 1987.

Photos - Aretha Franklin76

Popular Albums94

Album Appearances & References58

Popular Songs40

Song Appearances & References47

Popular Live Albums3

Soundtrack Film Appearances1

Minor Film Appearances & References6

TV Shows5

Collaborators & Influencers75

Personal & Professional Relationships7

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships2

Awards & Nominations10

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Spotify - Albums & Singles661

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On37

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts1

News Articles29

Here's What Aretha Franklin Plans to Do Once She Fully Retires
  –  August 19, 2017
Aretha Franklin is set to retire from the music industry at the end of this year and she already has plans in place for what she wants to do when that time comes. The Queen of Soul told the Detroit Free Press that she will be returning home to Detroit from ...
Aretha Franklin plans to open Detroit nightclub
  –  August 19, 2017
Chicago: Aretha Franklin, who has reigned as the Queen of Soul for some 50 years, has announced plans to return to her hometown of Detroit and open a nightclub. The chart-toping Motown legend will not have to travel far: she currently lives in a suburb ...
Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin moving back to Detroit
  –  August 18, 2017
Aretha Franklin already announced that she would stop touring. R-E-T-I-R-E-M-E-N-T - find out what it means to me. AFTER HAVING a Detroit street named after her earlier this year, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has gone public with plans to return to the ...
Aretha Franklin says she is moving back home to Detroit
  –  August 18, 2017
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Aretha Franklin Plans to Open a Nightclub in Detroit
  –  August 18, 2017
Franklin now has two concerts on her 2017 tour schedule: an August 26 show in Philadelphia and a September 3 gig in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois. R-E-T-I-R-E-M-E-N-T - find out what it means to me. According to the Detroit Free Press ...
Aretha Franklin Will оpen a Nightclub In Detrоit After Quitting Tоuring
  –  August 18, 2017
R-Е-T-I-R-Е-M-Е-N-T — find out what it means to me. Aretha Franklin, who has alreadу announced she’ll quit tоuring for good later this уear, hopes to open a nightclub in Detroit – аnd she might even perform оn occasion, the powerhouse ...
Aretha Franklin 'Retirement Plan' to Include Opening Detroit Nightclub
  –  August 18, 2017
"I'm interested in doing a small nightclub downtown, and ... have been talking about this for a couple of years now," Franklin said. "In my retirement plan, I'd like to have a small club here in Detroit." The venue would be named Aretha's. Franklin added ...
Aretha Franklin will open a nightclub in Detroit after quitting touring
  –  August 18, 2017
R-E-T-I-R-E-M-E-N-T — find out what it means to me. Aretha Franklin, who has already announced she'll quit touring for good later this year, hopes to open a nightclub in Detroit — and she might even perform on occasion, the powerhouse vocalist told the ...
Aretha Franklin with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  –  August 18, 2017
In January 1967, a 24-year old Aretha Franklin signed to Atlantic Records and began one of the most legendary runs in music history, releasing five U.S. hit singles in that year alone. Rhino celebrates the 50th anniversary of Franklin’s historic signing ...
Aretha Franklin Wants A Detroit Club
  –  August 18, 2017
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Aretha Franklin Reveals Post-Retirement Plan to Open Nightclub in Detroit
  –  August 18, 2017
Nightclub owners demand a certain level of R-E-S-P-E-C-T, and Aretha Franklin is about to find out what that means to her. The "Natural Woman" singer also shared that she will occasionally grace clubgoers with her legendary vocal talents. "From time to ...
Soul Queen Aretha Franklin is Opening a Nightclub
  –  August 18, 2017
According to The Cut, Aretha Franklin announced that she is retiring from tour life, moving back to Detroit and opening a nightclub called Aretha’s. Aretha’s will be a platform for talented local musicians, Detroit faves and – you guessed it ...
You’ll Never Guess The Name Of Aretha Franklin’s New Night Club
  –  August 18, 2017
Detroit, get ready to party with Aretha Franklin! The iconic singer is opening a new nightclub in her hometown and it sounds like it could be lit. According to theJasmineBRAND.com, the 75-year-old Queen of Soul is moving from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan ...
Aretha Franklin wants to open a nightclub in Detroit
  –  August 18, 2017
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Aretha Franklin Is Opening A Nightclub And It Is Going To Be Amazing
  –  August 18, 2017
In a world dominated by sweaty, tropical pop-blasting nightclubs populated by a sea of bodycon dress-wearing girls drinking from fishbowls and taking selfies while singing Despacito at the top of their voices, 75-year-old Aretha Franklin is offering us a ...
Aretha Franklin planning to open nightclub in Michigan
  –  August 18, 2017
The Respect hitmaker moved to Detroit when she was four years old in 1946 and she now wants to make the city her final home after announcing she's not going to tour any more. "I'm interested in doing a small nightclub downtown," she told the Detroit Free ...
Aretha Franklin Wants To Open Nightclub
  –  August 18, 2017
Aretha Franklin has her sights set on nightlife. Reportedly, the ‘Queen of Soul’ is planning to move back to her hometown of Detroit and open a nightclub. The 75-year-old singer currently lives in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Aretha, who announced ...
Aretha Franklin Plans To Open Nightclub In Detroit
  –  August 18, 2017
Early this year, Aretha Franklin revealed she plans to retire from live performing after she releases her upcoming album this fall. While she said she didn’t plan to “just sit down and do nothing” after retiring, she hadn’t said what she planned to ...
Aretha Franklin says she'll open a new club in Detroit as part of her 'retirement plan'
  –  August 17, 2017
Aretha Franklin announced earlier this year that she will be retiring from touring at the end of 2017, and now the Queen of Soul has revealed a new "retirement plan": She wants to open a nightclub in her hometown of Detroit where she'd occasionally perform.
Aretha Franklin Semi-Retiring and Opening a Night Club in Detroit
  –  August 17, 2017
*The last time Aretha Franklin made news on EURweb it was for the photo of her above which alarmed the hell out of a lot of people and started rumors that she was dealing with some kind of dire medical situation. Well, the Queen of Soul is making headlines ...
Seven Suggestions For Aretha Franklin’s Night Club
  –  August 17, 2017
When we think of Aretha Franklin, we think of powerhouse vocals and iconic-grade shade: And now, according to sources, we will soon know her for the next hotspot in nightlife! Yes, the Queen of Soul is looking to open a night club in her hometown of Detroit.
Aretha Franklin Is Still Planning to Open a Nightclub in Detroit
  –  August 17, 2017
Aretha Franklin, the reigning Queen of Soul, is returning to Detroit and is once again discussing plans to open a nightclub in the city. The 75-year-old music icon, who announced her semi-retirement from the stage earlier this year, tells the Detroit Free ...
Aretha Franklin moving into Detroit and is going into the club business!!!
  –  August 17, 2017
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, and beloved icon of Detroit, said she plans to close out her career where it began, in her beloved hometown. In an exclusive interview Wednesday, Franklin said she plans to move from her longtime Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Aretha Franklin will make Detroit her full time residence, plans to open a club
  –  August 17, 2017
Earlier this year the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, told the media she plans to retire after releasing one final album. Yesterday, Franklin revealed her plans to move from her longtime Bloomfield Hills home into a permanent residence in the city of ...
The Queen of Soul Is Coming Home: Aretha Franklin To Retire In Detroit Where she Plans To Open a Nightclub Downtown and Perform Occasionally
  –  August 17, 2017
The Queen is coming home. Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, and beloved icon of Detroit, said she plans to close out her career where it began, in her beloved hometown. In an exclusive interview Wednesday, Franklin said she plans to move from her ...
Aretha Franklin to retire in Detroit where she plans to open a nightclub
  –  August 17, 2017
DETROIT - The Queen of Soul is returning to Detroit. Music icon Aretha Franklin, the woman responsible for hits such as gs such as "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and "Think," will retire in the Motor City, according to The Associated ...
Aretha Franklin to open Detroit nightclub
  –  August 17, 2017
Aretha Franklin wants to move to Detroit and open a nightclub. The 75-year-old soul icon - who recently announced she will be retiring this year - is planning to leave her home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, to move the short distance to Detroit, where she ...
Aretha Franklin moving into Detroit and wants to open a club. Who's in?
  –  August 17, 2017
Motown legend Aretha Franklin belted out a nearly five-minute rendition of the national anthem before the Lions played the Vikings. Time Sports DETROIT — Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, and beloved icon of Detroit, said she plans to close out her ...
Riley: Aretha Franklin moving into Detroit and wants to open a club downtown
  –  August 16, 2017
Riley: Aretha Franklin moving into Detroit and wants to open a club downtown Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is moving into the city and wants to open a nightclub where she plans to perform in retirement. Check out this story on Freep.com: http://on ...

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