Aretha Franklin who lived between March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018 was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She started her Music career as a little church girl singing gospel songs in Church. In this article today, we bring you Aretha Fraklin’s Biography, net worth, songs, family and the story surrounding her death on 25th August 2018.
HER MUSIC HISTORY/SONGS
It all began at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan where Aretha Franklin’s father Late C. L. Franklin was minister. Aretha Franklin embarked on a secular career in 1960 at the age of 18, recording for Columbia Records back then but achieving only modest success. Aretha Franklin achieved commercial success and acclaim after signing with the Atlantic Records in 1966, with songs such as “Respect”, “Chain of Fools”, “Think”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)”, and “I Say a Little Prayer”. Her Success to stardom blew upwards after singing these songs back then.
Aretha Franklin received diverse honours throughout her Music career, including a 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the first female performer to be inducted, the National Medal of Arts(NMA), and the Presidential Medal of Freedom(PMF). Aretha Franklin was also named the ‘Queen of Soul”. She was inducted to the UK Music Hall of Fame back in 2005 and to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2012. Aretha Franklin is listed in two all-time lists by Rolling Stone magazine, including the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Back In 2008 she was ranked by Rolling Stone as the No. 1 greatest singer of all time.She sure built herself into an empire of music while alive.
It was on August 13, 2018, that Aretha Franklin was reported to be seriously ill at her home located in Riverfront Towers, Detroit. Aretha Franklin was under a hospice care and was also surrounded by friends and family. World music stars such as Stevie Wonder, Jesse Jackson and her ex-husband Glynn Turman visited her on her deathbed. Franklin later died at her home on August 16, 2018, at age 76. After some prior medical diagnosis, cause was reported by the media to be pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.
ARETHA’S NET WORTH
While alive, she was estimated by Business Insider to be worth $80 Million. TMZ Media also reported that she had no will before her death.
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