👑 Aretha Franklin, who influenced Gospel, R&B, and Pop music, made her transition in peace today, and left behind a body of work that only few artist, past or future, will ever accomplished. With a career spanning nearly '60 years, proudly earned the title “Queen of Soul.”
Beside her iconic singing ability that she's known for, she was also a prodigy in the piano. Sold and recorded 75, Million records worldwide; the first woman to being inducted into the Rock & Roll Wall Of Fame; the youngest-ever recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors; and more... She is also one of the best-selling artists of all time.
Franklin became an international sensation after releasing her hit song “Respect” in 1967.
Since then, Franklin has been nominated for 44 Grammy awards, winning 18 of them. Franklin's other well-known classics include “Natural Woman,” “I Say A Little Prayer” and “Chain of Fools.” Franklin set the stage for modern female singers, hitting milestones many artists only dream of. -
Franklin, with her iconic voice, helped define the American experience, and impacted the culture at large, in the States, and global.
"Aretha Franklin's music gave life to the civil rights movement; like I said in ocasions, if it wasn't for Arita and her music, the Civil Rights Movement would've been a bird without a wing," says legendary Civil Rights activist and Congressman, Rep. John Lewis. .
@shaunking Our legends are passing away. Aretha Franklin was bold and brilliant her entire career. She wasn't held up as an activist, but she was one. She not only supported the Civil Rights Movement, but the Black Panther and others activist throughout the generations. Deeper than that, she made music that was rooted in a healthy self-esteem for herself and for Black folk in general. She will be missed! .
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