Aretha Franklin is one of the most dynamic, iconic and soulful singer-songwriters of a generation.
Tell em, Aretha Franklin
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Garnering the label of “Queen of Soul” before the age of 30, Franklin has amassed 17 Grammy Awards, three NAACP Image Awards and three separate special Grammy Awards (Legend Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, MusiCares Person of the Year).
This is why Aretha Franklin is the ONLY ‘Queen Of Soul’?? pic.twitter.com/bQKH3e0dcA
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She is the musical genius responsible for songs like “Respect” and “You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”
Franklin has recorded 112 charter singles on Billboard with 77 Hot 100s, 17 top ten pop singles, 100 R&B records and 21 R&B singles, making her the most charted female artist in the charts’ history.
I posted this video about two weeks ago on Instagram.. Now I'm hearing the sad news that everyone is saying their goodbyes. I hope you fight through this Aretha Franklin! WE LOVE YOU QUEEN! pic.twitter.com/iOAEhcBqxP
— The very last to fly (@AthosCursedGift) August 13, 2018
But this is merely common knowledge to those who have been inspired, touched and caught by her musical reach.
There are some other things you must know to fully appreciate what has made her magnificent.
So, here’s a list of the 5 things you never knew about the Queen of Soul. Click next to see the list.