Aretha Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter and pianist. Franklin has won 18 Grammy Awards to date, including both the Living Legend Grammy and the Lifetime Achievement Grammy. In 1987, she became the first female to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- Born: Aretha Louise Franklin (1942-03-25) March 25, 1942 Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
- Died: August 16, 2018 (2018-08-16) (aged 76) Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
- Resting place: Woodlawn Cemetery Detroit, Michigan
- Occupation: Singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, activist
- Years active: 1956–2017
- Spouse(s): Ted White (m. 1961; div. 1969), Glynn Turman (m. 1978; div. 1984)
- Children: 4
- Parent(s): Clarence LaVaughn Franklin, Barbara Siggers Franklin
- Relatives: Erma Franklin (sister), Carolyn Franklin (sister), Cecil Franklin (brother)
- Awards: see, list
- Genres: Soul, R&B , pop, gospel, dance, rock
- Instruments: Vocals, piano
- Labels: J.V.B, Columbia, Atlantic, Arista, RCA
- Website: Official website
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- 50th NAACP Image Awards - Show
- 61st Annual Grammy Awards - Inside
- 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Show
- 2018 American Music Awards - Fixed Show
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