Aretha Franklin
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1942-03-25
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Biography

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) 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 ...

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Biography

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) 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", "(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.

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I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
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I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
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I Say A Little Prayer
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I Say A Little Prayer I Say A Little Prayer I Say A Little Prayer I Say A Little Prayer
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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) I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
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I Never Loved A Man
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I Never Loved A Man I Never Loved A Man I Never Loved A Man I Never Loved A Man
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Son Of A Preacher Man
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Son Of A Preacher Man Son Of A Preacher Man Son Of A Preacher Man Son Of A Preacher Man
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Don't Play That Song
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Don't Play That Song Don't Play That Song Don't Play That Song Don't Play That Song
Eurythmics
Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves
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Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves
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Share Your Love With Me
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Share Your Love With Me Share Your Love With Me Share Your Love With Me Share Your Love With Me
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Chain Of Fools
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Chain Of Fools Chain Of Fools Chain Of Fools Chain Of Fools
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Freeway Of Love
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Freeway Of Love Freeway Of Love Freeway Of Love Freeway Of Love
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Rock Steady
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Rock Steady Rock Steady Rock Steady Rock Steady
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Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves
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Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves
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Who's Zoomin' Who?
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Who's Zoomin' Who? Who's Zoomin' Who? Who's Zoomin' Who? Who's Zoomin' Who?
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How I Got Over
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How I Got Over How I Got Over How I Got Over How I Got Over
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People Get Ready
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People Get Ready People Get Ready People Get Ready People Get Ready
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Biography

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) 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", "(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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