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Aretha Franklin
« on: November 15, 2017, 10:30:33 PM »
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".

Franklin has won a total of 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide.[1] Franklin has been honored throughout her career including a 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in which she became the first female performer to be inducted. She was inducted to the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In August 2012, Franklin was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame.[2] Franklin is listed in at least two all-time lists on Rolling Stone magazine, including the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, in which she placed number 9; and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, in which she placed number 1.

Here are some of her songs:

Aretha Franklin - Respect [1967] (Original Version)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0

Aretha Franklin-Day Dreaming      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_V48bCZZNU

Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaTo5iqTH5s

Aretha Franklin Chain of Fools     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrcUNChhOP0

ROCK STEADY / ARETHA FRANKLIN     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmOX_L1Txb8

Aretha Franklin - Think [1968] (Original Version)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsL9UL9qbv8

Aretha Franklin - You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3EZsZl1nqA&list=PL5QGdCJcpgGlfSMZIklUvKygD0C8RTnyV
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