aretha franklin


Written by Jacob Terranova


Her career began as a child, singing in a small gospel choir in Detroit. But Aretha’s heart — and soul — were meant for much more. Her voice moved us all, stirred our own souls, inspired us, and as former President Barack Obama said, “helped define the American Experience.”


She was known for iconic hits such as Respect, Chain of Fools, A Natural Woman, and so much more. Aretha enjoyed a long and successful career in the music industry, recording more than 40 studio albums and winning 27 music industry awards — including 18 Grammy Awards.


Saying Goodbye To The Queen

When she passed away at the age of 76, sympathies and tributes came pouring in immediately. Below are a few tributes shared over Twitter.









What are some of your favorite songs by Aretha Franklin? Share them with us in the comments below!