Aretha Franklin
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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Biography (Wikipedia)

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter. 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", "Spanish Harlem" and "Think". By the end of the 1960s decade she had gained the title "The Queen of Soul". 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 and 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", "Think", "Jump to It", "Freeway of Love", "Who's Zoomin' Who", "Chain Of Fools", "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (with George Michael),and a remake of The Rolling Stones song "Jumpin' Jack Flash".

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Respect
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Save Me
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Save Me
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Just To It
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Just To It
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I Say A Little Prayer
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I Say A Little Prayer
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Respect (Live)
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Respect (Live)
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Chain Of Fools
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Chain Of Fools
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I'm In Love
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Amazing Grace
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Amazing Grace
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Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves
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Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves
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Think
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Think
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The House That Jack Built
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The House That Jack Built
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See Saw
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See Saw
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I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
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I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
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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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Don't Play That Song
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Don't Play That Song
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Rock Steady
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Rock Steady
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I'm Wandering
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I'm Wandering
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Maybe I'm A Fool
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Maybe I'm A Fool
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The Weight
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The Weight
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Spanish Harlem
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Spanish Harlem
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