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Aretha Louise Franklin is an American singer and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church as a child. In 1960, at age 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", " A Natural Woman" and "Think". These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade. 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 & Black and Amazing Grace before experiencing problems with her record company by the mid-1970s

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Aretha Franklin

Born 1942-03-25 (77 years ago) in Memphis.
Height 165 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Hold On, I'm Comin') 24th Annual Grammy Awards 1981 Hold On, I'm Comin'
Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing) 17th Annual Grammy Awards 1974 Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes)) 16th Annual Grammy Awards 1973 Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes)
Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance (Amazing Grace) 15th Annual Grammy Awards 1972 Amazing Grace
Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Young, Gifted and Black) 15th Annual Grammy Awards 1972 Young, Gifted and Black
Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Bridge Over Troubled Water) 14th Annual Grammy Awards 1971 Bridge Over Troubled Water
Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Don't Play That Song) 13th Annual Grammy Awards 1970 Don't Play That Song
Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Share Your Love With Me) 12th Annual Grammy Awards 1969 Share Your Love With Me
Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Chain Of Fools) 11th Annual Grammy Awards 1968 Chain of Fools
Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Respect) 10th Annual Grammy Awards 1967 Respect
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves) 28th Annual Grammy Awards 1985 Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves
Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Get It Right) 26th Annual Grammy Awards 1983 Get It Right
Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Jump to It) 25th Annual Grammy Awards 1982 Jump to It
Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Can't Turn You Loose) 23rd Annual Grammy Awards 1980 Can't Turn You Loose
Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes)) 16th Annual Grammy Awards 1973 Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes)
Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance (Amazing Grace) 15th Annual Grammy Awards 1972 Amazing Grace
Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (Day Dreaming) 15th Annual Grammy Awards 1972 Day Dreaming
Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (I Say a Little Prayer) 11th Annual Grammy Awards 1968 I Say a Little Prayer
Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Chain Of Fools) 11th Annual Grammy Awards 1968 Chain of Fools
Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ((You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman) 10th Annual Grammy Awards 1967 (You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Glynn Turman(Gifta: 1978-04-11–1984-02-07) 1978-04-11 1984-02-07 Gifta
Ted White(Gifta: 1961–1969) 1961 1969 Gifta
Children

Ted White Jr., Clarence Franklin, Edward Franklin, Kecalf Cunningham

Parents

C. L. Franklin, Barbara Siggers Franklin

Siblings

Erma Franklin, Carolyn Franklin, Rev. Cecil Franklin, Vaughn Franklin, Carl Ellan Kelley

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Aretha Louise Franklin is an American singer and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church as a child. In 1960, at age 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", " A Natural Woman" and "Think". These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade.

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 & Black and Amazing Grace before experiencing problems with her record company by the mid-1970s.

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