Aretha Franklin

Knowledge Identifier: +Aretha_Franklin


Aretha Franklin

American musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist add

Category: Music

Born in 1942.

Countries: United States (68%), United Kingdom (10%), (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Clive Davis, Wilson Pickett, Mary J. Blige

Linked to: Columbia Records, Eurythmics, Democratic Party, Yale University




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Aretha Franklin was born in 1942 add something


In 1956, Franklin started bringing his daughter with him to perform on the gospel circuit add something


A relationship with one boy led to the birth of her first son, Clarence, named after her father, on March 28, 1956, just three days after Franklin turned 14 add something


In January 1957, Franklin had another son, Edward, with another boy add something


At the time, Franklin left behind her Afrocentric-inspired wardrobe of the late 1960s and early 1970s and adapted a more glamorous style of dress add something


Franklin's version of "Respect" later was hailed as a 1960s anthem add something


Hugh McCracken - Especially in demand in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, McCracken appeared on many recordings by Steely Dan, as well as albums by Donald Fagen, Jimmy Rushing, Billy Joel, Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, B. B. King, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Idris Muhammad, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Bob Dylan, Linda McCartney, Carly Simon, Graham Parker, Yoko Ono, Eric Carmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Lou Donaldson, Aretha Franklin, Van_Morrison, The Four Seasons, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Hank Crawford, Jerry Jemmott and Gary Wright


Ahmet Ertegun - In the 1960s, Atlantic, often in partnerships with local labels like Stax Records in Memphis, helped to develop the growth of soul music, with artists such as Ben E. King, Solomon Burke, Otis Redding, Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett


Farfisa - Spooner Oldham, the house organist of Alabama recording studio Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, can be heard playing the Farfisa on numerous southern soul recordings from the 1960s, notably "When a Man Loves a Woman" by Percy Sledge and "I Never Loved a Man " by Aretha Franklin, among many others


Soul music - The most important female soul singer to emerge was Aretha Franklin, originally a gospel singer who began to make secular recordings in 1960 but whose career was later revitalised by her recordings for Atlantic


Against her father's wishes, Franklin married her first husband, Ted White, in front of a justice of the peace in Ohio in 1961, when she was nineteen add something


Franklin was placed on the list of jazz magazine "Downbeat"'s top ten best jazz vocalists in 1961, 1962 and 1963 add something


Later in 1961, Franklin had her first top 40 single on the pop chart with a ballad rendition of "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody" add something


One of her most significant recordings during her early Columbia period was the ballad, "Skylark", recorded in 1962 add something


Dionne Warwick - Dionne Warwick is second only to Aretha Franklin as the most-charted female vocalist of all time with 56 of Dionne's singles making the Billboard Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998


Franklin had a third son, Ted White, Jr. , with her manager and former family friend Ted White, Sr., born in 1964 add something


The latter music showed up in Franklin's 1964 hit, "Runnin' Out of Fools" add something


Franklin's Columbia period wasn't as successful as hoped and in late 1966, Franklin switched over to Atlantic Records, where she began recording a string of popular hits including "I Never Loved a Man ", " A Natural Woman", "Think", "Chain of Fools" and what later became her signature song, "Respect" add something


Under the advice of her then-husband and manager, Ted White, Franklin decided to sign with top R&B label, Atlantic Records, signing with them in December 1966 add something


Respect (song) - Another regional band that had a hit with the song was the Michigan-based rock band The Rationals, whose 1966 release of the song received airplay on Detroit radio stations and predated the release of Aretha Franklin's version by a year


During a 1967 performance in a Chicago dance, deejay Pervis Spann crowned Franklin a tiara and announced her as "Lady Soul" add something


Franklin's hit streak continued throughout 1967 and 1968 with songs such as "Baby I Love You", " A Natural Woman" and "Chain of Fools" add something


White later replaced Aretha's father as her manager in 1967 add something


Jerry Wexler - In 1967 he was named Record Executive of the Year for turning Aretha Franklin's career around


Respect (song) - The song became a 1967 hit and signature song for R&B singer Aretha Franklin


Following a 1968 cover article in "Time" magazine, in which her abusive marriage and a claim, that her mother abandoned her at a young age made the article, Franklin decided to remain private, refusing to grant many interviews with media groups and in the few she gave, approached the interviewers with caution add something


Jean-Jacques Goldman - As a child, he began his music studies on the violin, the piano. In 1968, he abandoned his classical music studies for "American Rock & Roll" as well as folk music, listening to The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix or Aretha Franklin, and emphasizing the guitar


Solomon Burke - Burke's position in Atlantic dropped by 1968 as other Atlantic artists such as Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett replaced him as the label's primary artists


After a brief lull in 1969, Franklin continued to record a string of popular singles throughout the early 1970s, reaching her peak as an albums artist with 1970's "Spirit in the Dark", 1971's "Young, Gifted & Black" and the 1972 gospel record, "Amazing Grace", which became the best-selling pure gospel album of all time add something


Franklin continued to score hits in 1969 but dealt with personal problems, including the breakup of her acrimonious marriage to her manager Ted White, which ended that year in divorce add something


In late 1969, influenced by the Afrocentrism and the black nationalist movement, that emerged that year, Franklin reinvented her fashion sense, adapting traditional African garb and wearing "The Natural", or the Afro, which had by now become a trendy hairstyle add something


Son of a Preacher Man - It was only upon hearing Springfield's version, a UK and American hit in 1969, that Aretha Franklin reconsidered and recorded the song herself including it on her 1970 album, "This Girl's in Love with You", and it charted only as a less popular a-side of the b-side hit single "Call Me"


Franklin's 1970 albums, "This Girl's in Love with You" and "Spirit in the Dark" showcased the singer's artistic growth both vocally and as a composer add something


She returned to number-one on the R&B charts with her cover version of "Share Your Love with Me" later that year and reached the position again in early 1970 with the self-composed ballad, "Call Me", which was her first composition without posting any credit from Ted White, who allegedly bullied his way to composition credit rights for some of Franklin's compositions, much to Franklin's chagrin add something


King Curtis - In 1970, he appeared with Aretha Franklin and The Kingpins on "Aretha Live at Fillmore West", and another record, "Live at Fillmore West"


Sammy Creason - In the 1970s, Creason, together with Mike Utley, Charlie Freeman and Tommy McClure formed the Dixie Flyers and moved to Miami to work as a studio band for Atlantic Records, where they recorded with artists such as Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett


Steve Lukather - Lukather achieved notability in the 1970s and 1980s as one of the most sought-after session guitarists in Los Angeles , playing with a wide range of artists from Aretha Franklin to Warren Zevon


Bernard Purdie - Purdie started working with Aretha Franklin as musical director in 1970 and held that position for five years, as well as drumming for Franklin's opening act, King Curtis and The King Pins


Franklin released her next album, "Young, Gifted & Black", in early 1972, which became a critical and commercial success and boasted another top ten hit, the ballad "Day Dreaming" add something


Franklin's next album, 1973's "Hey Now Hey ", was co-produced by Franklin and Quincy Jones, and featured the hit, "Angel", which was co-composed by Carolyn Franklin add something


Simply Red - The album featured one new track, a cover of the 1973 Aretha Franklin hit "Angel" which was co-produced with The Fugees


However, new albums like "With Everything I Feel in Me" and "You", released in 1974 and 1975 respectively, failed to generate any hits on either the pop or R&B charts add something


The album that featured the song, "Let Me in Your Life", was released later that year and nearly went gold featuring her hit covers of Wilson Pickett's and Bobby Womack's "I'm in Love" and Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" in 1974 add something


Curtis Mayfield - Gladys Knight & the Pips recorded Mayfield's soundtrack for "Claudine" in 1974, while Aretha Franklin recorded the soundtrack for "Sparkle" in 1976


Bob Seger - In 1974, Seger put out "Back in '72", recorded partly with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, a renowned group of session musicians who had recorded with the likes of J. J. Cale and Aretha Franklin


Gwen Guthrie - When a backup singer scheduled to sing on Aretha Franklin's 1974 single "I'm in Love" fell ill, Guthrie took the vocalist's place beside Cissy Houston; thus Guthrie would happily state that her career on record began "at the top"


Natalie Cole broke Franklin's "Best Female R&B Vocal Performance" winning streak with her 1975 single "This Will Be " add something


Franklin's success in Atlantic peaked after the release of the singles, "Until You Come Back to Me ", "I'm in Love" and "Giving Him Something He Can Feel" and the 1976 soundtrack to the movie, "Sparkle" and Franklin left the label in 1980 to sign with Clive Davis' Arista Records label where she switched over from soul and funk music to a more conservative urban adult contemporary sound in the albums, "Aretha" and "Love All the Hurt Away", before regaining commercial success with the 1982 album, "Jump to It", produced by Ramp add something


In early 1976, her eight-year streak of winning the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Grammy was broken by then-emerging singer Natalie Cole add something


Later in 1976, Franklin returned to the top of the soul charts with "Giving Him Something He Can Feel" from the Curtis Mayfield soundtrack of the film, "Sparkle" add something


After ending her affair with Ken Cunningham after a seven-year on-again, off-again relationship, Franklin married actor Glynn Turman on April 11, 1978 at her father's New Bethel Baptist Church with her father presiding over the ceremony add something


Glynn Turman - In 1978, Turman married Aretha Franklin, but that didn't last; they were divorced in 1984 and still remain close friends


Glynn Turman - The show's theme song was sung by his ex-wife, legendary "Queen of Soul" artist Aretha Franklin, to whom he was married from 1978 to 1984


Following the release of "La Diva" in 1979, Atlantic and Franklin agreed not to renew her contract add something


In 1980, Franklin made a cameo appearance in "The Blues Brothers" film, where she appeared as the wife of Matt "Guitar" Murphy and engages in a brief war of words with Dan Aykroyd's and John Belushi's characters Elwood and Jake Blues, over Murphy leaving his restaurant to perform with them again, in which Franklin afterwards performed "Think" add something


The music on "Aretha" and its 1981 follow-up, "Love All the Hurt Away" , furthered Franklin away from earthy soul and into a more glossier and conservative form of R&B music labeled as urban contemporary add something


The title track off her 1981 album produced a Top 10 R&B hit with duet vocals provided by George Benson but suffered disappointing sales add something


Franklin started adapting to a raspier, lower tone starting with performances in 1982 and 1983 add something


In 1982, Franklin returned to the top of the R&B charts with the "Jump to It" album boasted by the success of the title track, which became her first number-one R&B single in five years add something


In late 1982, Franklin and Turman separated after only four years, eventually divorcing in early 1984 add something


Due to an accident in a plane she suffered in 1983, Franklin missed schedule for performances overseas, which caused a pain for Arista promoters overseas add something


The album was produced by R&B hitmaker Luther Vandross, who was called in to produce Franklin's follow-up, 1983's "Get It Right" add something


Following its release and the subsequent death of her minister father, C. L., in 1984, Franklin avoided publicity for a few months before returning to the studio in her native Detroit to record her next Arista album, which was later titled, "Who's Zoomin' Who-" add something


In 1984, Franklin added modern day pop rock and dance elements to her sound, which was integral to the success of her 1985 album, "Who's Zoomin' Who-", which spawned the hits "Freeway of Love", "Who's Zoomin' Who" and the Eurythmics members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart featured "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" add something


Clarence Clemons - The best known of these are his 1985 vocal duet with Jackson Browne on the Top-20 hit single "You're a Friend of Mine", and his saxophone work on Aretha Franklin's 1985 Top-10 hit single "Freeway of Love"


Franklin followed up this success with the "Aretha" album in 1986 add something


The 1986 release of "Aretha" featured her last number-one hit single with the George Michael duet "I Knew You Were Waiting for Me" add something


Jumpin' Jack Flash - The soundtrack of the movie includes two versions of the song: the original by The Rolling Stones, and a remake by Aretha Franklin in 1986


Franklin and Wilkerson had plans to marry in 1987 but later called off those plans add something


In 1987, Franklin became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame add something


In 1987, Franklin recorded her first gospel album in fifteen years, "One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism", in hopes of having similar success with that record as she had had with "Amazing Grace" add something


George Michael - The beginning of his solo career, during early 1987, was a duet with soul music icon Aretha Franklin


Franklin returned to the pop charts in 1989 with the release of the Elton John duet, "Through the Storm" and the subsequent release of the album of the same name add something


Celine Dion - "If Ella Fitzgerald is the queen of jazz, Billie Holiday first lady of the blues, and Aretha Franklin the queen of soul, who is the queen of pop- In the 1990s, it would seem to be a three-way tie between Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Celine Dion


Franklin's attempt at revamping her sound with new jack swing productions in the 1991 album, "What You See Is What You Sweat" was badly received and was another commercial failure add something


LaVern Baker - In 1991, Baker became the second female solo artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, following Aretha Franklin in 1987


Natalie Cole - Cole followed that success with another album of jazz standards, titled "Take a Look", in 1993, which included her recording of the title track in the same styling that her idol Aretha Franklin had recorded nearly 30 years earlier


Penny Ford - In 1993, she released another album, "Penny Ford", and achieved another UK Top 50 hit with her cover of the 1972 Aretha Franklin song, "Daydreaming", which reached No. 43


Elise Neal - Neal appeared in numerous music videos including Dannii Minogue's 1993 video for "This Is It", Black Sheep's 1992 video for "Strobelight Honey", Father MC's 1991 video for "Lisa Baby", Aretha Franklin's 1998 video for "A Rose Is Still a Rose", 50 Cent's 2007 unreleased video for "Follow My Lead", Vanessa Williams's video "Work to Do", Portrait's "Honey Dip" music video, as well as Chubb Rock's music video "Just the Two of Us" and Trick Daddy's "I'm a Thug[GU


Cleveland Stadium - On September 2, 1995, the opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was celebrated with an all-star concert which featured Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Jerry_Lee_Lewis and others


Afterwards Franklin returned to a lull in her career until the release of 1998's "A Rose Is Still a Rose", which incorporated modern day contemporary R&B and which the title track returned Franklin to the top 40 of the pop charts add something


Throughout 1998, Franklin had success with TV performances including the 1998 Grammys when she performed Luciano Pavarotti's rendition of the opera ballad, "Nessun Dorma", generating a standing ovation at the end of her performance, and a show-stopping performance at VH-1's "Divas Live" add something


VH1 - In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual "VH1 Divas" concert and featured the "divas" Aretha Franklin, Mariah_Carey, Shania Twain, Gloria Estefan and Celine Dion, and the "special guest" Carole King


Shania Twain - Twain's mainstream pop acceptance was further helped by her appearance in the 1998 first edition of the "VH1 Divas" concert where she sang alongside Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan and Aretha Franklin, and by VH1's 1999 heavily aired "Behind the Music", which concentrated on the tragic aspects of her early life as well as her physical attractiveness and Nashville's early resistance to her bare-midriff music videos


In between then, she contributed to albums and songs by several artists including K-Ci & JoJo on a song titled "Angel", and Mary J. Blige on the song, "Don't Waste Your Time", featured on Blige's 1999 album, "Mary" add something


Matt Murphy (blues guitarist) - Murphy can be seen in the films "The Blues Brothers" and "Blues Brothers 2000", where he plays Aretha Franklin's hen-pecked husband


Lilian Garcia - WWE Chairman Vince McMahon asked her to sing America the Beautiful at "WrestleMania 2000" and "WrestleMania 21", joining a renowned list of legendary recording artists that includes Aretha Franklin, Ray_Charles, Reba McEntire, Gladys Knight and Willie Nelson


Kid Rock - In 2001, Kid Rock began a relationship after meeting actress Pamela Anderson at VH1 tribute to Aretha Franklin


Francie Kraker Goodridge - In 2001, she was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame, a group that includes 170 members as diverse as civil rights leader Rosa Parks, former First Lady Betty Ford, and entertainers Lily Tomlin and Aretha Franklin


JoJo - JoJo's live demo, Joanna Levesque, recorded in 2001, features covers of soul and RB songs, including Wilson Pickett's 1966 "Mustang Sally", Etta James's 1989 "It Ain't Always What You Do (It's Who You Let See You Do It)", Aretha Franklin's 1968 "Chain of Fools" and 1969 "The House That Jack Built", The Moonglows' 1956 "See Saw", Stevie Wonder's 1972 "Superstition", and The Temptations' 1975 "Shakey Ground".


American Idol - Clarkson was not initially thought of as a contender, but impressed the judges with some good performances in the final rounds, such as her performance of Aretha Franklin's "Natural Woman", and Betty Hutton's "Stuff Like That There", and eventually won the crown on September 4, 2002


Aretha's failed 2003 "So Damn Happy" album featured the track "Wonderful", which later garnered her another Grammy add something


Franklin would not release her next album until 2003, when she issued the album, "So Damn Happy" add something


In 2004, she began work on her album, "A Woman Falling Out of Love", due to be the first release off her dormant Aretha's Records, in 2005 add something


Shoshana Bean - During her run in "Wicked", Bean made appearances on MTV's "Made", "Soul Train Christmas Starfest," and performed alongside Brian McKnight to honor Aretha Franklin at the 2005 "Soul Train Lady of Soul *awards"


Jenny Scheinman - She has collaborated and played with Linda Perry, Norah Jones, Nels Cline, Lou Reed, Ani Difranco, Bruce Cockburn, Aretha Franklin, Lucinda_Williams, Bono, and Bill Frisell and has produced several critically acclaimed CDs of her own including one of the Top Ten Albums of 2005 by the New York Times


Scissor Sisters - The popular trend of mashups has included Scissor Sisters in its vein with DJ Earworm's 2005 hit "No One Takes Your Freedom" combining "Take Your Mama" with The Beatles' "For No One", George Michael's "Freedom '90" and Aretha Franklin's "Think"


Vonzell Solomon - On May 17, 2005, Clive Davis selected Dionne Warwick's "I'll Never Love This Way Again" for Solomon to perform, the judges selected Donna Summer's "On the Radio" and her own choice was Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools


Fantasia Barrino - Belle and Yolanda Adams for the soundtrack to the 2006 computer-animated film Happy Feet, and most notably her duet with Aretha Franklin which was recorded at that time and later released in 2007.


Mary J. Blige - Blige was featured with Aretha Franklin and The Harlem Boys Choir on the soundtrack to the 2006 motion picture "Bobby", on the lead track "Never Gonna Break My Faith" written by Bryan Adams


Stevie Wonder - Wonder performed at the pre-game show for Super Bowl XL in Detroit in early 2006, singing various hit singles and accompanying Aretha Franklin during "The Star Spangled Banner"


Dr. John - On February 5, 2006, he joined fellow New Orleans native Aaron Neville, Detroit resident Aretha Franklin and a 150-member choir for the national anthem at Super Bowl XL as part of a pre-game tribute to New Orleans


Halifax (United Kingdom bank) - In December 2006, Natalie Webster and four other Halifax colleagues Richard Willoughby, Jilly Ellard, Nicola Roberts and Paul Dudley, flew to Johannesburg to film the "Halifax remix" of Aretha Franklin's "Think"


Bryan Adams - In addition to his success at the Junos and Grammys and other music *awards, Adams was nominated for his fifth Golden Globe in 2007 for songwriting on the film "Bobby" which was sung by Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige, and has been nominated three times for Academy *awards for writing music in film


Bryan Adams - The song was performed by the R&B singers Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige and earned him a Golden Globe Nomination in 2007


Doug Spearman - That year he produced and directed his first documentary, "Aretha", on the life of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, which aired in January 2007


In 2008, she won her 18th career Grammy in the gospel category on the song "Never Break My Faith" with Mary J. Blige add something


The following year 2009, Franklin received an honorary music degree from Yale add something


Before undergoing surgery for an undisclosed ailment, that halted her schedule in 2010, Franklin had begun losing weight add something


Madonna - In 2010, Time magazine included Madonna in the elite list of the "25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century", where she became one of the only two singers included, alongside Aretha Franklin.


Madonna (entertainer) - In 2010, "Time" magazine included Madonna in the elite list of the "25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century", where she became one of the only two singers included, alongside Aretha Franklin


Liza Minnelli - In February 2010, Minnelli appeared in a Snickers commercial along with Aretha Franklin and Betty White.


According to the singer in 2011, she said she had lost up to 85 lbs in weight following her surgery add something


In discussing the events in 2011, she has said that her doctor told her, "the surgery that you just had is going to add 15 to 20 more years to your life add something


Franklin had initially planned for Halle Berry to play her in the featured role but Berry turned down her offer in January 2011 add something


In May 2011, commemorating her 50th anniversary year since the release of her first non-gospel recording, Franklin issued her 38th studio release, "A Woman Falling Out of Love", exclusively through WalMart add something


Florence and the Machine - Welch and a number of other female singers opened the 53rd Grammy *awards on 13 February 2011 with a tribute to an ailing Aretha Franklin


As of 2012, Franklin has reportedly signed with Clive Davis' J Records label and is presently working on a new album for that label add something


In early 2012, it was reported, that Franklin was set to walk down the aisle a third time with her longtime companion Willie Wilkerson add something


It dropped off of "Billboard"'s album chart after only two weeks and has sold approximately 25,000 copies in the US as of 2012 add something


Within a month after Franklin had announced the wedding in 2012, she called off the plans again add something


On August 14, 2012, Franklin was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame add something


Adam Lambert - In a March 2012 interview, rock artist Meat Loaf rated Lambert's voice in the company of only two others, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin, based on "that jet pack quality to their voice that just lets it take off


Tweet (singer) - On June 5, 2012, Tweet posted a new song of her covering Aretha Franklin's "Day Dreaming" on her new website as apart of her weekly Soundcloud-hosted special, "Tweet Tuesdays"


Marvin Hamlisch - Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin and Liza Minnelli took turns singing songs by Hamlisch during a memorial service for the composer on September 18, 2012


As of 2013, Franklin is now signed under RCA Records and is currently working again with Clive Davis add something


In May of 2013, Franklin canceled two performances to deal with an undisclosed medical treatment add something


In May 2013, Franklin canceled two performances to deal with an undisclosed medical treatment add something


In 2014, she was granted the honorary degree of Doctor of Arts from Harvard University for her contributions to music add something


On September 29, 2014, Aretha performed to a standing ovation with Cissy Houston as backup a compilation of Adele's - "Rolling in the Deep' and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" on the David Letterman show add something


In October 2014 Franklin became the first woman to have 100 songs on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with the success of her cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep", which debuted at number 47 on the chart add something


Franklin's cover of "Rolling in the Deep" will be featured among nine other songs in her first RCA release, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics", which was released on October 21, 2014 add something


Rolling in the Deep - In 2014, Aretha Franklin covered the song on her "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" album


At Last - The "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin recorded a cover version as the opening track of her 2014 album Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics


Patti LaBelle - Patti LaBelle and Aretha Franklin headlined the Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House concert hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House, recorded March 6, 2014


Janelle Monae - In April 2014, MonĂ¡e was invited to perform along with Tessanne Chin, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Jill_Scott, Ariana Grande, and Melissa Etheridge at the White House as a part of their PBS-broadcast "Women of Soul" event, which celebrated American women artists whose work has left an indelible and profound impact on our national musical culture


In December 2015 Franklin gave an acclaimed performance of " A Natural Woman" at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors during the section for honoree Carole King, who co-wrote the song add something


Jon Landau - Landau has been responsible for the liner notes for "The Atlantic Albums Collection" by Aretha Franklin , "Soul Manifesto: 1964-1970" by Otis Redding , and "The Complete Atlantic Albums Collection" by Wilson Pickett


On June 8, 2017, the City of Detroit honored Franklin's legacy by renaming a portion of Madison Street, between Brush and Witherell Streets, "Aretha Franklin Way" add something


In July 2017, Franklin reemerged, appearing to lose more weight before a performance at the Wolf Trap in Virginia add something


Bettye LaVette - On March 6, 2017, she took part in a benefit concert at Carnegie Hall celebrating the music of Aretha Franklin, whom she has known since 1962


On 29th January, 2018, the Oakland Press's correspondent Gary Graff finally confirmed that the American Idol runner-up Jennifer Hodson will take the role to play Franklin in her coming biopic add something


On 29 January 2018, the Oakland Press's correspondent Gary Graff finally confirmed that the American Idol runner-up Jennifer Hodson will take the role to play Franklin in her coming biopic add something


On August 13, 2018, Franklin was reported to be gravely ill in a Detroit hospital, although others sources reported that she had not been hospitalized add something


Franklin died at her home on August 16, 2018, aged 76 add something


During the American Music awards on 9 October 2018, the show closed out by bringing Gladys Knight, Donnie McClurkin, Ledisi, Cece Winans, and Mary Mary together to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin add something


An all-star tribute concert to Franklin, celebrating her music, is scheduled for November 14, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York City add something


Jennifer Hudson - On January 27, 2018, Clive Davis, who signed Hudson and promoted her as the new Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin following her departure from American Idol, disclosed that Hudson had been handpicked by Franklin to portray her in an upcoming bio-pic


Jennifer Hudson - On January 27, 2018, Clive Davis, who signed Hudson and promoted her as the new Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin following her departure from American Idol, disclosed that Hudson had been handpicked by Franklin to portray her in an upcoming bio-pic


Jennifer Holliday - On August 31, 2018 Jennifer Holliday closed the show, performing at Aretha Franklin's Funeral Service: "Remembering The Queen Of Soul's Beautiful Life"


On February 10, 2019, it was announced that the subject of the third season of the American National Geographic anthology television series "Genius" would be Franklin, in the "first-ever, definitive scripted miniseries on the life of the universally acclaimed Queen of Soul" add something


On June 25, 2019, "The New York Times Magazine" listed Aretha Franklin among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire add something


Fantasia Barrino - On 10 February, 2019, Barrino paid the Tribute to soul-singer Aretha Franklin at the 2019 Grammy Awards, alongside Andra Day and Yolanda Adams


Fantasia Barrino - On February 10, 2019, Barrino paid the Tribute to soul-singer Aretha Franklin at the 2019 Grammy Awards, alongside Andra Day and Yolanda Adams