Aretha Franklin playlist: Remembering the ‘Queen of Soul’

She sang about respect, and she earned it. So we put together an Aretha Franklin playlist to celebrate her incredible career.

Aretha Franklin died Thursday after several days on hospice care, a source close to her family told WMC Action News 5.

Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 25, 1942. She lived in a cottage home on Lucy Avenue, a home now recognized by the city as a historic landmark.

Franklin spent just a few years in the Bluff City before her father, a Baptist preacher, moved the family to Detroit.

Her musical talents encompassed not only a powerhouse voice; she was also a gifted pianist. Franklin’s dominance on the charts earned her the title “Queen of Soul.”

With 18 Grammy awards, Franklin is one of the most celebrated singers and musicians of all time.

Aretha Franklin was 76 years old.

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Of course everyone is mourning the incredible performer in their own way. But for those interested in celebrating her amazing career, we put together some of her amazing music in one convenient location.

Check out this Aretha Franklin playlist. We celebrate the legacy of the “Queen of Soul” with some of her soulful hits that touched hearts around the world. 

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