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
August 16, 2018 at the age of 76
The cause was reported to be pancreatic cancer.
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.