Aretha Franklin
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1942-03-25
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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Biography (Wikipedia)

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer–songwriter 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 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".

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Don't Play That Song (You Lied)
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Don't Play That Song (You Lied)
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I Say A Little Prayer
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I Say A Little Prayer
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Rock Steady (Danny Krivit Re-Edit)
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Rock Steady (Danny Krivit Re-Edit)
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More
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Baby, Baby, Baby
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Baby, Baby, Baby
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(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
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(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
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I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
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I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
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Don't Play That Song
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Don't Play That Song
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Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
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Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
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You're All I Need To Get By
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You're All I Need To Get By
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See Saw
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See Saw
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Until You Come Back To Me
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Until You Come Back To Me
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Spanish Harlem
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Spanish Harlem
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You lie
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You lie
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PEOPLE GET READY
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PEOPLE GET READY
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Chain of Fools (ANOTR Edit)
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Chain of Fools (ANOTR Edit)
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Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
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Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
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This Could Be The Start Of Something Big
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This Could Be The Start Of Something Big
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(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction [Live at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, May 7, 1968)
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(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction [Live at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, May 7, 1968)
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Baby I Love You
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Baby I Love You
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