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Aretha Franklin | 1942 – 2018

Known as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin turned her childhood gospel talents into a long-lasting career as the 20th century's preeminent pop music diva after churning out a number of hits, many of them politically motivated, in the 1960s and '70s. With 18 Grammy Awards and more than 75 million records sold, Franklin's legacy can still be heard in each new generation of brassy soul singers.
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