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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

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Full NameAretha Franklin
Net Worth$60 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 25, 1942
Age77 years 4 months
Place Of BirthMemphis, Tennessee, United States
Height5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Actor, Artist, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Music artist
EducationJuilliard School, New York, Northern High School, Detroit, Michigan
SpouseGlynn Turman (m. 1978–1984), Ted White (m. 1961–1969)
ChildrenTed White Jr., Kecalf Cunningham, Edward Franklin, Clarence Franklin
ParentsBarbara Siggers Franklin, C. L. Franklin
SiblingsNatural Woman, I Say a Little Prayer, I Knew You Were Waiting, Erma Franklin, Carolyn Franklin, Carl Ellan Kelley, Rev. Cecil Franklin, Vaughn Franklin
NicknamesAretha Franklyn , Franklin, Aretha , Arthaa Franklin , Aretja Franklin , Aretha Fanklin , Aretha Louise Franklin , aretha_franklin , The Queen of Soul
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AwardsThe BET Honors Award for Musical Arts (2014), Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1994), Grammy Awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Album
Record LabelsJ.V.B Records, Columbia, Atlantic, Arista, RCA Records
AlbumsAretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics (2014), Lady Soul (1968), Aretha Now (1968), Aretha Live at Fillmore West (1971), Songs of Faith (1956)
NominationsGrammy Hall of Fame, GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, UK Music Hall of Fame, MTV Video Music Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Soul Train Music Awards
MoviesMuscle Shoals(2013), Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), George Michael & Aretha Franklin: I Knew You Were Waiting - For Me (1987, video), Stations of the Elevated (1981), The Blues Brothers (1980), Aretha Franklin: Freeway of Love (1985, video short)
TV ShowsScandal (TV Series), Wimbledon (2016), So You Think You Can Dance (2009-2014), X Factor (2010, TV Series), EastEnders (TV Series), Detroit 1-8-7 (2010, TV Series), Room 222 (1972, TV Series), Shindig! (TV Series)

Quotes of Aretha Franklin

1Trying to grow up is hurting, you know. You make mistakes. You try to learn from them, and when you don't it hurts even more.

Quick Facts of Aretha Franklin

1Was named for two of her father's sisters, Aretha and Louise.
2Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 15, a son Edward Franklin on January 5, 1957. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend.
3Gave birth to her 1st child at age 14, a son Clarence Franklin on March 28, 1956. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend.
4Gave birth to her 3rd child, a son, Ted White, Jr., in 1964. She was 22. The child's father is her now ex-husband Ted White.
5Gave birth to her 4th child at age 28, a son Kecalf Cunningham on March 28, 1970. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend, Ken Cunningham.
6Had known Whitney Houston, since Whitney was age 5, and was her godmother.
7Engaged to longtime friend, William "Willie" Wilkerson [January 3, 2012].
8Was reported that she has pancreatic cancer. (8 Dec 2010).
9She and Smokey Robinson grew up together.
10The lavish hat she wore when she performed at Barack Obama's presidential inauguration was supplied by Detroit's Mr. Song Millinery. It created such a sensation that designer Luke Song sold out of the style shortly after.
11She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6920 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
12Aretha sang "God Bless America" at the inauguration of Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.
13Voted the greatest singer of the rock era in a Rolling Stone magazine poll in 2008.
14She can't read music.
1511/16/05: Inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for her outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture.
16Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen, was an avid fan of her work.
17She has won 16 Grammy Awards.
181999: She was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington, DC.
19Mentioned in the song "Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me" by Reunion.
2011/9/05: Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. Other recipients were Frank Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Gen. Richard Myers, Paul Rusesabagina, Carol Burnett, Andy Griffith, Vint Cerf and his Internet co-developer Robert Kahn, Jack Nicklaus, Alan Greenspan and former congressman G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery.
21She was voted the 9th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
22Ranked #1 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
23Won 15 Grammy Awards; Grammy Legend Award; Kennedy Center Honor.
241987: Her duet with George Michael, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)", was a UK #1 single.
25Is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
26Her voice was designated a "Natural Resource" by the State of Michigan.
271984: Her father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin, died after having been shot by a burglar.
281992: Performed at President Bill Clinton's presidential inauguration.
29Suffers from a fear of flying that affects her schedule--she declined attending her Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame induction because of it.
30Younger sister of vocalist Erma Franklin, who originally recorded the song "Piece of My Heart," later a hit for Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin. Older sister of singer/songwriter Carolyn Franklin, who wrote Aretha's hit "Ain't No Way." Daughter of the Rev. C.L. Franklin.
31First woman to be admitted to the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.
32Her favorite film as a child was The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

Trademarks of Aretha Franklin

1Her powerful vocals

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