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Aretha Franklin

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Net worth 2018: $60 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 25 March 1942
Sigh: Aries
Height: 1.65 m

Aretha Franklin was bornon 25 March 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., American. Aretha Louise Franklin is known as ‘The Queen of Soul’, the first woman ever to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She was born in a religious household in Tennessee to Reverend C.L. Franklin. Her mother was a gospel singer. She was interested in music and singing from a very young age and taught herself to play the piano. Her father recognized her talent for singing and started to manage her from the time she was 14, trying to get her a deal with a record company. She was signed for the first time by Columbia Records, the association that lasted for 6 years and she became an instant international craze. Later, she signed the Atlantic records and Arista Records, the label that she stuck with for 20 good years. She is the winner of 18 Grammy Awards and has also received many American Music Awards. She has given to the world acclaimed albums like: ‘I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You’, ‘Soul Lady’, ‘Young, Gifted & Black’, etc. She is one of the best-selling female artists of all time and has been listed twice on the ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time’ and ‘100 Greatest Singers of All Time’ lists on the Rolling Stone magazine.


$60 Million


From 2010-2013, she recorded an album under her own label, ‘Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love’


In 2005, she was inducted into the UK Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


From 2004-2009, Franklin released albums like: ‘So Damn Happy’, ‘Jewels in the Crown: All-Star Duets with the Queen’ and ‘This Christmas ‘Tis of Thee’


In 1998, her album ‘A Rose Is Still a Rose’ was released, which turned out to be of Gold standard


She also suffered from alcoholism and was a chain smoker until 1992


In 1987, she released another gospel album, titled ‘One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism’, which was followed by another one ‘Through the Storm’


In 1985, she released ‘Who’s Zoomin’ Who’, which became her first platinum album and sold over a million copies


In 1981, Franklin released her album ‘Love All the Hurt Away’


In 1980, she signed the Arista Records and gave a memorable performance for the Queen of England at the Royal Albert Hall


In 1978, she married actor Glynn Turman and mothered his three children from his former marriage


In the 1970s, Franklin released albums like ‘Spirit in the Dark’, ‘Young, Gifted & Black’, ‘Hey Now Hey’, ‘You’, ‘Sweet Passion’ etc


In 1968, she released her albums: ‘Lady Soul’ and ‘Aretha Now’ with the Atlantic Records, giving hit singles like: ‘I say a Little Prayer’, ‘Think’, etc


In 1967, Aretha singed to Atlantic Records and released ‘I Never Love a Man the Way I Love You’ which topped the R&B chart and the Billboard Hot 100 with hit singles like: ‘Do Right Woman, Do Right man’, ‘Respect’, etc


From 1964-1966, Franklin released various hit singles like: ‘Runnin’ Out of Fools’, ‘One Step Ahead’, ‘Cry Like a Baby’, ‘You Made Me Love You’, etc


In 1962, the same recording company released two of her albums: ‘The Electrifying Aretha Franklin’ and ‘The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin


In 1961, Franklin’s debut pop album came out with Columbia Records, titled ‘Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo’


In 1960, Franklin was signed by the Columbia Records, after she persuaded her father to let her record pop music

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