On March 25 Aretha Franklin was born…

On March 25, 1942 Aretha Franklin was born.

Aretha Franklin Mark Lennihan/AP Photo

Aretha Franklin
Mark Lennihan/AP Photo

Her career has spanned over five decades and she is known as “The Queen of Soul.” Some of her most memorable songs include but not limited to: “Respect,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and “A Rose is Still a Rose.”

Music video to “A Rose is Still a Rose”:

She has recorded close to 90 singles that have charted on the Billboard 100 chart, as well as earning 18 Grammy Awards. She’s sold over 75 million records worldwide, and has been named by Rolling Stone as the greatest single of all time on their list of “100 Greatest Singers of All Time.”

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