American Singer

Aretha Franklin

  • Mar 25, 1942 - Aug 16, 2018 (age 76)
  • 5' 5" (1.65 m)
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2018
Amazing Grace
TV ShowNov 12, 2018

Amazing Grace

A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the …
A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.
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Aretha Franklin
PersonalAugust 2018

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin passed away.
2017
A Brand New Me
AlbumNov 10, 2017

A Brand New Me

A Brand New Me is a compilation album by American recording …
A Brand New Me is a compilation album by American recording artist Aretha Franklin. It was released on November 10, 2017, by Rhino Records and Atlantic Records. The album features archival vocal recordings that Franklin recorded for Atlantic Records accompanied by new orchestral arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and newly recorded backing vocals, in addition to the original (archived) background vocal and instrumental accompaniments. Producer Nick Patrick said of the album: "There is a reason that Aretha Franklin is called the 'Queen of Soul.' There is nothing more exciting than that incredible voice taking you on an emotional roller coaster ride through her amazing repertoire of songs. To have the opportunity to work with that voice on this project has been the greatest honor and to hear a symphony orchestra wrapped around those performances is breathtaking." Franklin died in August 2018, nine months after the album's release.
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SongNov 10, 2017

Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
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2014
Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics
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AlbumOct 21, 2014

Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Cla…

Aretha Franklin Sings the …
Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics is the thirty-eighth and final studio album by American recording artist Aretha Franklin and was released on October 17, 2014. It features ten covers of songs made famous by female recording artists.
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2013
Muscle Shoals
TV ShowJan 26, 2013

Muscle Shoals

Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, …
Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music. Under the spiritual influence of the 'Singing River' as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals changed the world and sold millions upon millions of copies. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, he brought black and white together in Alabama's cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations while giving birth to the 'Muscle Shoals Sound' and 'The Swampers'. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Gregg Allman, Clarence Carter, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Bono, and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals' magnetism, mystery, and why it remains influential today.
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2012
Award2012

TV Land Icon Award

Won TV Land Icon Award.
2011
A Woman Falling Out of Love
AlbumMay 3, 2011

A Woman Falling Out of Love

A Woman Falling Out of …
A Woman Falling Out of Love is the thirty-seventh studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, her second since leaving Arista Records. The disc features collaborations with Ronald Isley, Karen Clark-Sheard, and her ailing son, Eddie Franklin. Duets with Richard Marx and Faith Hill were also recorded, but ultimately shelved. Although recorded in Detroit during 2006, it took the artist five years to find a distributor for the project.
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2010
Nomination2010

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Gro…

Nominated for "You've Got a Friend".
Grammy Award
2008
Award2008

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won Grammy Hall of Fame.
Award2008

NAACP Image Award – Vanguard Award

Won NAACP Image Award – Vanguard Award.
Nomination2008

Outstanding Duo or Group

Nominated for NAACP …
Nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group.
NAACP Image Award
Nomination2008

Outstanding Female Artist

Nominated for NAACP …
Nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist.
NAACP Image Award
2007
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
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Nomination2007

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Mu…

Nominated for "Never Gonna Break My Faith".
Grammy Award
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
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Award2007

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Mu…

Won award for "Never Gonna Break My Faith".
Grammy Award
2006
Best Song
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Nomination2006

Best Song

Nominated for "Never Gonna Break My Faith".
Critics' Choice Movie Award
2005
Nomination2005

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Nominated for "A House Is Not a Home".
Grammy Award
Nomination2005

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance.
Grammy Award
Award2005

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Won Grammy Award for Best …
Won Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance.
Grammy Award
Award2005

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Won award for "A House Is Not a Home".
Grammy Award
2004
Nomination2004

Outstanding Female Artist

Nominated for NAACP …
Nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist.
NAACP Image Award
Best R&B/Soul Album – Female
Nomination2004

Best R&B/Soul Album – Female

Nominated for "So Damn Happy".
Soul Train Music Award
2003
So Damn Happy
AlbumSep 16, 2003

So Damn Happy

So Damn Happy is the thirty-fifth studio album by American …
So Damn Happy is the thirty-fifth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Her first studio album in five years, it included the Grammy Award-winning track "Wonderful". The album peaked at number 33 on US Billboard 200 and number 11 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, while reaching the top thirty of the Italian Albums Chart. Shortly after its release, Franklin left Arista after a stay of 23 years. She later announced plans to start her own Detroit-based record label, Aretha Records.
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SongSep 16, 2003

Ain't No Way
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Best Traditional R&B Performance
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Nomination2003

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Nominated for "Wonderful".
Grammy Award
Best R&B Album
Nomination2003

Best R&B Album

Nominated for "So Damn Happy".
Grammy Award
Best Traditional R&B Performance
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Award2003

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Won award for "Wonderful".
Grammy Award
Best Traditional R&B Performance
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Nomination2003

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Nominated for "Wonderful".
Grammy Award
Best Traditional R&B Performance
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Award2003

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Won award for "Wonderful".
Grammy Award
2000
Award2000

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Chain of Fools / Prove It".
1999
Nomination1999

Outstanding Performance in a Variety Se…

Nominated for "The Grammys".
NAACP Image Awards
Nomination1999

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Gro…

Nominated for "Don't Waste Your Time".
Grammy Award
1998
Greatest Hits
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AlbumNov 2, 1998

Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits is a 1998 Aretha Franklin compilation. It, along …
Greatest Hits is a 1998 Aretha Franklin compilation. It, along with 2001's Aretha's Best, are the only greatest hits compilations that cover both her hits on Atlantic Records (1967-1979) and Arista Records (1980-1998).
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A Rose Is Still a Rose
AlbumMar 24, 1998

A Rose Is Still a Rose

A Rose is Still a Rose is the …
A Rose is Still a Rose is the thirty-fourth studio album by American recording artist Aretha Franklin. It was released on March 10, 1998 by Arista Records. Conceived after a longer hiatus and a complete departure from her previous studio album What You See Is What You Sweat (1991), the album includes influences of 1990s hip hop as well as modern-day contemporary R&B and soul music. Throughout the project, Franklin worked with many famed hip hop producers and rappers, such as Lauryn Hill, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Jermaine Dupri, and Daryl Simmons. With the latter acts producing most of the album, A Rose Is Still a Rose deviated from the adult contemporary sound of Franklin's older work.
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Blues Brothers 2000
TV ShowFeb 6, 1998

Blues Brothers 2000

Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, …
Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, and go on another "Mission from God."
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Award1998

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "A Natural Woman / Baby, Baby, Baby".
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Nomination1998

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "A Rose Is Still a Rose".
Grammy Award
Best R&B Album
Nomination1998

Best R&B Album

Nominated for "A Rose Is Still a Rose".
Grammy Award
Grammy Hall of Fame
Award1998

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Amazing Grace".
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Nomination1998

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "A Rose Is Still a Rose".
Grammy Award
1997
Award1997

NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Aw…

Won NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Award.
Award1997

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won Grammy Hall of Fame.
1994
Greatest Hits: 1980–1994
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AlbumFeb 22, 1994

Greatest Hits: 1980–1994

Greatest Hits: 1980–1994 is …
Greatest Hits: 1980–1994 is the million-selling RIAA Platinum-certified first greatest hits album released by Aretha Franklin since she signed with Arista Records in 1980. It compiles her hits from 1980's Aretha through her most recent album at the time: 1991's What You See Is What You Sweat.
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Award1994

Kennedy Center Honors

Won Kennedy Center Honors.
Nomination1994

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "A Deeper Love".
Grammy Award
Nomination1994

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Grammy Award
1993
Nomination1993

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Someday We'll All Be Free".
Grammy Award
Award1993

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nomination1993

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominated for Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nomination1993

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Grammy Award
1992
Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings
AlbumSep 29, 1992

Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings

Queen of Soul: The Atlantic …
Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings is an 86-track, four-disc box set detailing Aretha Franklin's Atlantic career, starting in 1967 with the landmark single "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" and ending with 1976's "Something He Can Feel".
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1991
SongSep 11, 1991

Ever Changing Times
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What You See Is What You Sweat
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AlbumSep 11, 1991

What You See Is What You Sweat

What You See Is What You …
What You See Is What You Sweat is the thirty-third studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, released on June 25, 1991, by Arista Records. It peaked at #153 on Billboard's album chart, dropping off after seven weeks. This was Aretha's first new release in the Nielsen SoundScan era.
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Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
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Nomination1991

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "What You See Is What You Sweat".
Grammy Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
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Nomination1991

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "What You See Is What You Sweat".
Grammy Award
Nomination1991

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Gro…

Nominated for "Doctor's Orders".
Grammy Award
Award1991

Grammy Legend Award

Won Grammy Legend Award.
1990
Nomination1990

Grammy Legend Award

Nominated for Grammy Legend Award.
Award1990

Grammy Legend Award

Won Grammy Legend Award.
1989
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Nomination1989

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Through the Storm".
Grammy Award
Nomination1989

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Gro…

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Grammy Award
Nomination1989

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Gro…

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Grammy Award
Through the Storm
AlbumJan 1, 1989

Through the Storm

Through the Storm is the thirty-second studio album by …
Through the Storm is the thirty-second studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. It was released on April 27, 1989, by Arista Records. Despite the number 16 Billboard Hot 100 hit title track (a duet with Elton John), the album was not a commercial success; it reached number 55 on the Billboard 200. The follow-up single, "It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be", a duet with Whitney Houston, failed to make the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 41. Other guest artists included James Brown, The Four Tops and Kenny G.
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1988
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female
Award1988

Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female

Won award for "One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism".
Grammy Award
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female
Nomination1988

Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female

Nominated for "One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism".
Grammy Award
1987
Nomination1987

Best Video from a Film

Nominated for "Jumpin' Jack Flash".
MTV Video Music Award
Award1987

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Gro…

Won award for "I Knew You Were Waiting".
Grammy Award
Nomination1987

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Video Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Video Artist.
American Music Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Nomination1987

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Aretha".
Grammy Award
Nomination1987

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Gro…

Nominated for "I Knew You Were Waiting".
Grammy Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Award1987

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "Aretha".
Grammy Award
1986
Award1986

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Won American Music Award …
Won American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Nomination1986

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Jumpin' Jack Flash".
Grammy Award
Nomination1986

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Video Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Video Artist.
American Music Award
Nomination1986

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Award1986

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Video Artist

Won American Music Award …
Won American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Video Artist.
American Music Award
Nomination1986

Best Female Video

Nominated for "Freeway of Love".
MTV Video Music Award
Nomination1986

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Jumpin' Jack Flash".
Grammy Award
Nomination1986

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Video Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Video Artist.
American Music Award
Nomination1986

Favorite Soul/R&B Video

Nominated for "Freeway of Love".
American Music Award
1985
SongJun 1, 1985

Bridge Over Troubled Water
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Nomination1985

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Freeway of Love".
Grammy Award
Nomination1985

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Gro…

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Grammy Award
Nomination1985

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Grammy Award
Who's Zoomin' Who?
AlbumJan 1, 1985

Who's Zoomin' Who?

Who's Zoomin' Who? is the thirtieth studio album by American …
Who's Zoomin' Who? is the thirtieth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. It was released by Arista Records on July 9, 1985 in the United States. A departure from the Luther Vandross-produced adult contemporary sound of her previous albums Jump to It (1982) and Get It Right (1983), Franklin worked with producer Narada Michael Walden on the majority of the album, envisioning "a record with a younger sound to it." As a result, Who's Zoomin' Who? contains influences of several popular mid-1980s genres, including dance-pop, synth-pop, and contemporary R&B, as well as pop songs with crossover appeal.
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Award1985

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "Freeway of Love".
Grammy Award
Award1985

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won Grammy Award for Best …
Won Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Grammy Award
1984
Award1984

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Won American Music Award …
Won American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Nomination1984

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
1983
Favorite Soul/R&B Album
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Nomination1983

Favorite Soul/R&B Album

Nominated for "Jump to It".
American Music Award
Nomination1983

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Nomination1983

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Get It Right".
Grammy Award
Get It Right
AlbumJan 1, 1983

Get It Right

Get It Right is the twenty-ninth studio album by American …
Get It Right is the twenty-ninth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. It was produced by Luther Vandross, following his successful teaming with the singer for the Gold-certified album, Jump to It, in 1982. Get It Right was not as commercially successful, and Franklin did not have Vandross produce any further albums.
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Favorite Soul/R&B Single
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Nomination1983

Favorite Soul/R&B Single

Nominated for "Jump to It".
American Music Award
Favorite Soul/R&B Song
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Nomination1983

Favorite Soul/R&B Song

Nominated for "Jump to It".
American Music Award
Favorite Soul/R&B Album
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Award1983

Favorite Soul/R&B Album

Won award for "Jump to It".
American Music Award
1982
Nomination1982

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Grammy Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
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Nomination1982

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Jump to It".
Grammy Award
1981
Award1981

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won Grammy Award for Best …
Won Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Grammy Award
Nomination1981

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Grammy Award
Nomination1981

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Hold On, I'm Comin'".
Grammy Award
Award1981

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "Hold On, I'm Comin'".
Grammy Award
1980
The Blues Brothers
TV ShowJun 16, 1980

The Blues Brothers

Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts together his old …
Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.
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Nomination1980

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "I Can't Turn You Loose".
Grammy Award
Nomination1980

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "I Can't Turn You Loose".
Grammy Award
1979
La Diva
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AlbumSep 6, 1979

La Diva

La Diva is the twenty-fifth studio album by American singer …
La Diva is the twenty-fifth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on September 6, 1979 by Atlantic Records. The album marked the end of Aretha's 12-year tenure with Atlantic and a run of 19 original albums. The album was a commercial flop as the singer attempted to make a comeback by recording a disco-oriented project with producer Van McCoy. It was McCoy's final work as he died in June of that year and the record was released as disco was running its course.
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1978
Almighty Fire
AlbumApr 13, 1978

Almighty Fire

Almighty Fire is the twenty-fourth studio album by American …
Almighty Fire is the twenty-fourth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, released on April 13, 1978, by Atlantic Records. By the time of this album's release, Aretha Franklin was going through a commercial slump, due in part to the widespread popularity of disco.
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Glynn Turman
MarriageApril 1978

Glynn Turman

Glynn Russell Turman (born January 31, 1947) is an …
Glynn Russell Turman (born January 31, 1947) is an American stage, television, and film actor as well as a writer, director, and producer. Turman is known for his roles as Lew Miles on the prime-time soap opera Peyton Place (1968–69), high school student Leroy "Preach" Jackson in the 1975 coming-of-age film Cooley High, math professor and retired Army colonel Bradford Taylor on the NBC sitcom A Different World (1988–93), and fictional Baltimore mayor Clarence Royce on the HBO drama series The Wire. He recently portrayed Jeremiah Kaan on the Showtime series House of Lies.
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Nomination1978

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Nomination1978

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Almighty Fire".
Grammy Award
1977
Sweet Passion
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AlbumMay 19, 1977

Sweet Passion

Sweet Passion is the twenty-third studio album by American …
Sweet Passion is the twenty-third studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. It was released on May 19, 1977 by Atlantic Records. Following a brief resurgence in Aretha's sales with the Gold-certified success of her 1976 soundtrack album, Sparkle, Aretha paired up with famed Motown producer Lamont Dozier, to produce Sweet Passion. It was, however, a commercial and critical failure.
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Award1977

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Won American Music Award …
Won American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Nomination1977

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Nomination1977

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Break It to Me Gently".
Grammy Award
Nomination1977

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Award1977

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Won American Music Award …
Won American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
1976
Music from the Warner Bros. Picture "Sparkle"
AlbumMay 27, 1976

Music from the Warner Bros. Picture "Sp…

Music from the Warner Bros. …
Music from the Warner Bros. Picture "Sparkle" is a soundtrack album by American singer Aretha Franklin, written and produced by Curtis Mayfield. Released on May 27, 1976, the disc is the soundtrack album for the 1976 Warner Bros. motion picture Sparkle, starring Irene Cara. The songs on the soundtrack feature the instrumental tracks and backing vocals from the film versions, with Franklin's voice taking the place of the original lead vocalists.
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Award1976

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Won American Music Award …
Won American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Award1976

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Won American Music Award …
Won American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Nomination1976

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Nomination1976

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Something He Can Feel".
Grammy Award
Nomination1976

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
1975
You
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AlbumOct 16, 1975

You

You is the twenty-second studio album by American singer …
You is the twenty-second studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on October 16, 1975 by Atlantic Records. It was a critical and commercial disappointment, stalling at #83 on Billboard's album chart. The album's only pop chart single, "Mr. D.J." stalled at just #53 on Billboard's Hot 100, while climbing to only #13 R&B. The title track, issued as the follow-up, reached #15 R&B. The album brought an end to Aretha's long collaboration with producer Jerry Wexler, after signing with Atlantic in 1967. The album was released on compact disc in Europe in 2008.
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Nomination1975

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
1974
With Everything I Feel in Me
AlbumNov 25, 1974

With Everything I Feel in Me

With Everything I Feel in Me …
With Everything I Feel in Me is the twenty-first studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on November 25, 1974 by Atlantic Records. This recording did not do as well commercially as previous Franklin albums. The LP reached #57 on Billboard's Top Album charts and peaked at #6 on the R&B album charts. None of its singles reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. The lead single, "Without Love", written by Aretha's sister Carolyn Franklin and former Motown producer Ivy Jo Hunter, charted at #45 Pop, but fared far better on the R&B charts reaching #6. The title cut also charted at #20 on the R&B charts in early 1975. The album was released on compact disc in Europe in 2008.
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Let Me in Your Life
AlbumFeb 25, 1974

Let Me in Your Life

Let Me in Your Life is the twentieth studio album by American …
Let Me in Your Life is the twentieth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on February 25, 1974 by Atlantic Records. This was one of Aretha's top-selling Atlantic Records albums. The album hit #1 on Billboard's R&B albums chart and reached #14 on Billboard's main album chart, missing the Gold standard by a small margin. Featuring three hit singles, it is regarded as one of Franklin's best Atlantic recordings. It was issued on compact disc through Rhino Records in 1994.
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Nomination1974

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
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Nomination1974

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing".
Grammy Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
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Nomination1974

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing".
Grammy Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
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Award1974

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing".
Grammy Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
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Award1974

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing".
Grammy Award
1973
Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)
AlbumJan 1, 1973

Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)

Hey Now Hey (The Other …
Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) is the nineteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin. Released on June 25, 1973 by Atlantic Records, It was the first Atlantic album by Aretha to miss the Top 25 of the album chart. (It peaked at #30.) This album was originally planned to be a straight jazz album with songs like "Moody's Mood" and "Just Right Tonight", but producers Franklin and Quincy Jones took a detour and produced songs like "Mister Spain" and the title cut.
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Award1973

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes)".
Grammy Award
Award1973

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes)".
Grammy Award
Nomination1973

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes)".
Grammy Award
Nomination1973

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes)".
Grammy Award
1972
Amazing Grace
AlbumJun 1, 1972

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace is a live gospel album by American soul …
Amazing Grace is a live gospel album by American soul singer Aretha Franklin. It was recorded in January 1972 at the New Temple Missionary Baptish Church in Los Angeles, with Reverend James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir accompanying Franklin in performance. The recording was originally released as a double album on June 1, 1972, by Atlantic Records.
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Young, Gifted and Black
AlbumJan 24, 1972

Young, Gifted and Black

Young, Gifted and Black is …
Young, Gifted and Black is the eighteenth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on January 24, 1972, by Atlantic Records. The album is Top 10 Gold-certified. The album won Franklin a 1972 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance of the year. It takes its title from the Nina Simone song "To Be Young, Gifted and Black", which was originally recorded and released by Simone in 1969. In 2003, the TV network VH1 named it the 76th greatest album of all time.
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Best Soul Gospel Performance
Nomination1972

Best Soul Gospel Performance

Nominated for "Amazing Grace".
Grammy Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Nomination1972

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Young, Gifted and Black".
Grammy Award
Nomination1972

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Day Dreaming".
Grammy Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Award1972

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "Young, Gifted and Black".
Grammy Award
Best Soul Gospel Performance
Award1972

Best Soul Gospel Performance

Won award for "Amazing Grace".
Grammy Award
Nomination1972

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Grammy Award
1971
Aretha's Greatest Hits
AlbumSep 19, 1971

Aretha's Greatest Hits

Aretha's Greatest Hits is the …
Aretha's Greatest Hits is the third compilation album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Released on September 9, 1971 on Atlantic Records, The compilation features three new recordings: "Spanish Harlem", "You're All I Need to Get By" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water".
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Aretha Live at Fillmore West
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AlbumFeb 7, 1971

Aretha Live at Fillmore West

Aretha Live at Fillmore West …
Aretha Live at Fillmore West is the third live album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Released on May 19, 1971 by Atlantic Records. It was reissued on compact disc in 1993 through Rhino Records. An expanded, limited edition 4-CD box set entitled, Don't Fight the Feeling: The Complete Aretha Franklin & King Curtis Live at Fillmore West was released by Rhino in 2005. This was limited to 5000 numbered copies. In addition, there is a guest duet vocal by Ray Charles on "Spirit in the Dark".
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Award1971

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won Grammy Award for Best …
Won Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Grammy Award
Nomination1971

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Bridge over Troubled Water".
Grammy Award
Nomination1971

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Grammy Award
Award1971

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "Bridge over Troubled Water".
Grammy Award
1970
Spirit in the Dark
AlbumAug 24, 1970

Spirit in the Dark

Spirit in the Dark is the seventeenth studio album by American …
Spirit in the Dark is the seventeenth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, released on August 24, 1970 by Atlantic Records. It received critical acclaim, but was met with middling sales, despite having two hit singles, "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)", which peaked at #1 R&B, #11 on the Hot 100, and "Spirit in the Dark", peaking at #3 R&B and #23 Hot 100, in Billboard magazine. It was Aretha's first Atlantic album to fall short of Billboard's Top 20, but it is now considered to be one of Aretha's classic Atlantic LPs. In 1993, Rhino Records re-issued this album on compact disc. Kanye West has sampled this album's title song in his "School Spirit", found on the album The College Dropout. Despite not released as a single, her song "Try Matty's" is best known as the jingle for radio host Matt Siegel to Boston's Kiss 108.
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Kecalf Cunningham
ChildMarch 1970

Kecalf Cunningham

Kecalf Cunningham born.
This Girl's in Love with You
AlbumJan 15, 1970

This Girl's in Love with You

This Girl's in Love with You is …
This Girl's in Love with You is the sixteenth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on January 15, 1970 by Atlantic Records. It reached Billboard's Top 20 and was reissued on compact disc through Rhino Records in 1993. Her version of The Beatles' "Let It Be" was the first recording of the song to be commercially issued (The Beatles did not release "Let It Be" as a single until March 1970). Songwriter Paul McCartney sent Franklin and Atlantic Records a demo of the song as a guide.
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Award1970

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won Grammy Award for Best …
Won Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Grammy Award
Award1970

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)".
Grammy Award
Nomination1970

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)".
Grammy Award
Nomination1970

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Grammy Award
1969
Soul '69
AlbumJan 17, 1969

Soul '69

Soul '69 is the fourteenth studio album by American singer …
Soul '69 is the fourteenth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on 1969 by Atlantic Records, the album features covered material. The album charted at #1 on Billboard's R&B albums chart and at #15 on Billboard's Top Albums, but launched two largely unsuccessful singles, "Tracks of My Tears", which reached #21 on "Black Singles" and #71 on "Pop Singles", and "Gentle on My Mind", which charted at #50 and #76 respectively. The album was re-released on compact disc through Rhino Records in the 1990s.
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Soft and Beautiful
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AlbumJan 1, 1969

Soft and Beautiful

Soft and Beautiful is the fifteenth studio album by the …
Soft and Beautiful is the fifteenth studio album by the American singer Aretha Franklin, released in the spring of 1969, by Columbia Records. The album was recorded when Franklin was 22 years old between July 9 and 16, 1964, It was her last album on Columbia before she moved to Atlantic Records and until 1969, unreleased, although an alternative version of "A Mother's Love" appeared on Franklin's 1966 Columbia LP Soul Sister. It reached Number 29 on Billboard's R&B chart. Mark Bego, in Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul, called it "the most consistently paced album of her later Columbia years". Originally released by Columbia Records, the album was reissued on CD with her 1962 album The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin.
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Award1969

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won Grammy Award for Best …
Won Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Grammy Award
Award1969

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "Share Your Love with Me".
Grammy Award
Nomination1969

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Grammy Award
Nomination1969

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Share Your Love with Me".
Grammy Award
1968
Aretha Now
AlbumJun 14, 1968

Aretha Now

Aretha Now is the thirteenth studio album by American singer …
Aretha Now is the thirteenth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, released on June 14, 1968, by Atlantic Records. The album is gold-certified. It reached No. 3 on Billboard's album chart. In 1993, this album was reissued on CD through Rhino Records. The album was rated the 133rd best album of the 1960s by Pitchfork.
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Lady Soul
AlbumJan 22, 1968

Lady Soul

Lady Soul is the twelfth studio album by American singer …
Lady Soul is the twelfth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin released on January 22, 1968, by Atlantic Records.
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Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
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Award1968

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "Chain of Fools".
Grammy Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
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Nomination1968

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Chain of Fools".
Grammy Award
Nomination1968

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Nominated for "I Say a Little Prayer".
Grammy Award
Nomination1968

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Nominated for "I Say a Little Prayer".
Grammy Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
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Award1968

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "Chain of Fools".
Grammy Award
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
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Nomination1968

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Chain of Fools".
Grammy Award
1967
SongNov 1, 1967

Chain of Fools
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Aretha Arrives
AlbumAug 4, 1967

Aretha Arrives

Aretha Arrives is the eleventh studio album by American …
Aretha Arrives is the eleventh studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on August 4, 1967 by Atlantic Records. Its first single release was "Baby I Love You", a million-selling Gold 45 which hit #1 R&B and #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, followed by "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" in 1968. This is her second album for Atlantic. The sessions for the album were delayed because Franklin shattered her elbow in an accident during a southern tour. She decided she was ready to record before her doctor thought she was ready. While she still did not have full mobility, she provided piano accompaniment on the slower songs and played with her left hand only on "You Are My Sunshine".
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I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
AlbumMar 10, 1967

I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

I Never Loved a Man the …
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You is the 10th studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. The record was released on March 10, 1967, by Atlantic Records.
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SongMar 10, 1967

A Change Is Gonna Come
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Award1967

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "Respect".
Grammy Award
Nomination1967

Best R&B Performance

Nominated for "Respect".
Grammy Award
Award1967

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "Respect".
Grammy Award
Award1967

Best R&B Performance

Won award for "Respect".
Grammy Award
Nomination1967

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Respect".
Grammy Award
Nomination1967

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Respect".
Grammy Award
Award1967

Best R&B Performance

Won award for "Respect".
Grammy Award
Nomination1967

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Nominated for "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman".
Grammy Award
Nomination1967

Best R&B Performance

Nominated for "Respect".
Grammy Award
Nomination1967

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Respect".
Grammy Award
1966
Soul Sister
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AlbumJan 1, 1966

Soul Sister

Soul Sister is the eighth studio album by American singer …
Soul Sister is the eighth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, released in 1966 by Columbia Records.
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1965
Yeah!!!
en.wikipedia.org
AlbumMay 17, 1965

Yeah!!!

Yeah!!! (or Aretha Franklin In Person With Her Quartet) is …
Yeah!!! (or Aretha Franklin In Person With Her Quartet) is the seventh studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on May 17, 1965 by Columbia Records. Contrary to the overdubbed sounds of audience murmurs, the album was not a live album, but instead was recorded live at New York's Columbia Studios and produced by Clyde Otis. This would be Franklin's last collection of jazz recordings until the release of 1969's Soul '69, released during her landmark tenure at Atlantic Records. An expanded version of the album that also contains the original session tracks without audience overdubs has been released on CD in the Columbia Box Set Take A Look: Aretha Franklin Complete On Columbia.
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1964
Runnin' Out of Fools
AlbumNov 16, 1964

Runnin' Out of Fools

Runnin' Out of Fools is the sixth studio album by American …
Runnin' Out of Fools is the sixth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, released in 1964 by Columbia Records. It was arranged and conducted by Belford Hendricks.
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Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington
AlbumFeb 18, 1964

Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washin…

Unforgettable: A Tribute to …
Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington is the fifth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Released on February 18, 1964, by Columbia Records, The album is a tribute dedicated to the recently deceased singer Dinah Washington. The sessions were recorded in New York. A few tunes were cut with strings in order to bring out the essential ballad character of the songs (with the help of Bob Mersey's arranging); most of the tracks, though, were made with the assistance of a small and sympathetic accompanying group for which Mersey supplied minimal written guidance.
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Ted White Jr.
Child1964

Ted White Jr.

Ted White Jr. born.
1963
Laughing on the Outside
AlbumAug 12, 1963

Laughing on the Outside

Laughing on the Outside is …
Laughing on the Outside is the fourth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on August 12, 1963 by Columbia Records. The album was recorded at Columbia Recording Studios in New York and Hollywood. These sessions found a 21-year-old Aretha Franklin recording Jazz Music and Pop Music standards, from Johnny Mercer to Duke Ellington. She is backed by the arrangements of Columbia producer Robert Mersey. One of the most popular songs from the album is Aretha's interpretation of the classic "Skylark". A minute and fifty-eight seconds into the song, Aretha sings the word "Skylark" with power and emotion. This was one of the first times in which Aretha recorded one of her written compositions, "I Wonder (Where Are You Tonight)", on an album. Though somewhat overlooked in her Columbia catalogue, this album was jointly re-released with The Electrifying Aretha Franklin in June 2008.
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1962
The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin
AlbumAug 13, 1962

The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Ar…

The Tender, the Moving, the …
The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin is the third studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on August 13, 1962 by Columbia Records. It was her first album to achieve any commercial success, reaching #69 on the Billboard pop album charts. Unlike its predecessor, however, it did not have a hit single. The album was recorded at Columbia Recording Studios, 799 Seventh Avenue, New York.
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The Electrifying Aretha Franklin
AlbumMar 19, 1962

The Electrifying Aretha Franklin

The Electrifying Aretha …
The Electrifying Aretha Franklin is the second studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, released on March 19, 1962 by Columbia Records. The album which is also known under its working title The Incomparable Aretha Franklin, was recorded at Columbia Recording Studios, 799 Seventh Avenue, New York. It was produced by John Hammond and arranged by Richard Wess.
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1961
Ted White
Marriage1961

Ted White

Ted White was a husband of Aretha Franklin.
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1957
Edward Franklin
Child1957

Edward Franklin

Edward Franklin born.
1955
Clarence Franklin
Child1955

Clarence Franklin

Clarence Franklin is an actor, known for Gentle Sinners …
Clarence Franklin is an actor, known for Gentle Sinners (1983) and The Bob Braun Show (1967).
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1942
Aretha Franklin
BirthMarch 1942

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin was born.
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