Aretha Franklin: A life in pictures

Aretha Franklin’s music rise on charts following her death

The celebrated musician passed away Thursday morning at the age of 76 in Detroit, USA, surrounded by her loved ones. She had already released Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and Think. Some, like Shirley Brown, Loleatta Holloway, Thelma Houston and Al Green, enjoyed popular success. It was Aretha Franklin. Aretha Franklin was raised singing gospel, was enraptured by the romanticism of the Great American Songbook, and felt the power of rhythm & blues in her bones - she always had ambition.

Listening to Aretha reminds us of a time of optimism and freedom, as well as struggle. RIP.

Ariana Grande is mourning the loss of a legend. He says she helped define the American experience and the gift of her music remains to inspire us all.

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"I met her a few times".

The multiple Grammy victor cemented her place in United States music history with a powerful, bell-clear voice that stretched over four octaves. "There was a song that I had written called, 'The Future.' And we were gonna, you know, write - you know, sing it together". May the Queen of Soul rest in eternal peace.

Paul McCartney called Franklin an inspiration and "the Queen of our souls", while Diana Ross hailed her "wonderful golden spirit".

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The actor revealed that Franklin was conscious but unable to communicate during his visit, but he said he knew she was aware of his presence.

Aretha Franklin must have understood early on what fame was like, as the daughter of the immensely popular Detroit preacher C.L. Franklin, whose sermons had made him a recording star.

Shortly after signing with the label, she had her first number one hit, "I Never Loved a Man".

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She continued: "She was a BLACK WOMAN". Talk about queens-she was definitely the queen.

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