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Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) was a Memphis, Tennessee born and Detroit, Michigan reared American iconic gospel, soul, and R&B singer, songwriter and pianist. Many have called her "The Queen Of Soul" and "Lady Soul".
She is renowned for her soul and R&B recordings (on many, of which, she accompanied herself on keyboards and piano, a skill she learned at an early age, learning to play by ear, according to lifetime friend Smokey Robinson) but was also adept at jazz, rock, blues, pop, and gospel. Read more on Last.fm
Aretha Franklin was one of the most iconic voices in music history and a brilliant artist. Over the course of her decades-long career, she inspired countless musicians and fans, and created a legacy that paved the way for a long line of strong female artists.
Mar 06, 2015
On mentoring American Idol XIV contestants: "I think the most important advice I gave them was being responsible in this business," The Queen Of Soul said.
Read more & watch here: http://bit.ly/1EUbOZF
Mar 05, 2015
If you missed The Queen Of Soul's performance of "I Will Survive (The Aretha Version)" in the opening of last night's American Idol episode, click here to watch now! http://bit.ly/1FfpSuG
#MotownIdol #ArethaSings #IWillSurvive available for download now on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/ArethaSingsiT?IQid=fb
It's nearly 2015! Happy New Years Eve.
Love, The Queen Of Soul
Dec 25, 2014
A very Merry Christmas to you & yours. Love, The Queen Of Soul
Dec 12, 2014
Watch The Queen Of Soul sing a very special Happy Birthday to Taylor Swift from the Billboard 2014 #WomenInMusic Awards earlier today. http://bit.ly/1uwUBMK
Dec 11, 2014
The Queen of Soul sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss her new album “#ArethaSings the Great Diva Classics,” feminism, Beyoncé & more. Read the exclusive interview here: http://rol.st/1smCglB
Dec 08, 2014
"Aretha Franklin IS the Queen of Soul. It’s not the totality of who she is -- beneath her cool exterior is a remarkably warm-hearted person -- but it is a very big part of her. There are no pretenders to the throne, and she didn’t get there by accident." - Clive Davis via Billboard. Read more: http://bit.ly/1w6HcQE
Dec 05, 2014
Congratulations to The Queen Of Soul, the 2014 Billboard Women In Music Icon Award recipient! http://usat.ly/1zvJeJ6
The Queen Of Soul spoke with The Wall Street Journal about her new album "#ArethaSings the Great Diva Classics," Adele, Taylor Swift and what being a diva really means. Watch the exclusive interview here: http://on.wsj.com/1xau3Vv