Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin’s church as a child. 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 helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s. 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. 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”.
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