She is universally acclaimed as the “Queen of Soul” and one of the greatest singers in history. Aretha Franklin has proved how talented she is through a successful career as an artist. She played piano, and her powerful voice could sing any style of music. She made history when she was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Although she was born with a God-given gift, the singer didn’t have the easiest childhood, especially in her early years.
After her father gave her his blessing, Franklin decided to move to New York and pursue a career in music. That’s when she signed with Columbia Records, and her dreams started to come true. Throughout her impressive career, Aretha released a string of popular songs that are now considered classics. This is the life of Aretha Franklin. Her childhood, family, career, and devastating death. Plus, we included some fun facts you probably didn’t know about the singer.