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Aretha Franklin

Birthday: March 25, 1942 (76 years) Died: August 16, 2018 (5 years Ago in )

HomeTown: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer and pianist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was a minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular-music career as a recording artist for Columbia Records. While Franklin’s career did not immediately flourish, she found acclaim and commercial success after signing with Atlantic Records in 1966. Hit songs such as “I Never Loved a Man”, “Respect”, A Natural Woman”, “Chain of Fools”, “Think” and “I Say a Little Prayer” propelled her past her musical peers. By the end of the 1960s, Franklin had come to be known as the “Queen of Soul”.Edit Profile


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Personal Info

Stage Name Aretha Franklin
Real Name Aretha Franklin
Profession(s) Pianist, Singer,
Birthday March 25, 1942
Death August 16, 2018 (age 76) in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Gender Female
Birthplace Tennessee, United States
Hometown Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Nationality American
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian

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Sister(s): Not Available

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  • Aretha Franklin was born in Tennessee, United States.
  • Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer and pianist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was a minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular-music career as a recording artist for Columbia Records. While Franklin’s career did not immediately flourish, she found acclaim and commercial success after signing with Atlantic Records in 1966. Hit songs such as “I Never Loved a Man”, “Respect”, A Natural Woman”, “Chain of Fools”, “Think” and “I Say a Little Prayer” propelled her past her musical peers. By the end of the 1960s, Franklin had come to be known as the “Queen of Soul”.
  • She suffered from a fear of flying, which affected her schedule. She declined attending her Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame induction because of that.
  • She won 18 Grammy Awards; Grammy Legend Award; Kennedy Center Honor.
  • Aretha Franklin died of advanced pancreatic cancer on August 16, 2018, in Detroit, Michigan. She will be known as one of the most influential singers of all time, and as an activist who spoke of the world through her music, and used music as a tool for truth, justice, and soul.
  • On January 29, 2018, Gary Graff confirmed that Jennifer Hudson will play Franklin in an upcoming biopic. Franklin’s biopic Respect is expected to be released in August 2021 in various countries. She was portrayed by Jennifer Hudson in the film, Respect (2021).

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