Aretha Louise Franklin is an American singer and musician.
Aretha 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.
Aretha has won a total of 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best-selling female artists of all time,
having sold over 75 million records worldwide
Aretha Louise Franklin
March 25, 1942 (age
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Detroit, Michigan, United States
R&B, soul, jazz, gospel
Barbara Siggers Franklin
C. L. Franklin
Glynn Turman (m. 19781984)
Ted White (m. 19611969)
Ted White Jr.
Did You Know
• She began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church as a child.
• Her mother died before her tenth birthday.
• Her father was shot twice at point blank range in his Detroit home in 1979.
• She was the first female performer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in 1987.
• She places #1 in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.