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Aretha Franklin

Born: March 25, 1942 (age 76) in Memphis

Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Louise Franklin 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", " 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.


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