Tue., Dec. 3, 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Celebrate the legendary Queen of Soul with her greatest hits. Watch and Call or GIVE NOW for special offers!
A year after her passing, the legendary Queen of Soul is featured in this new installment of the My Music series. From her youthful gospel singing in the Detroit church with her sisters and pastor father, Aretha Franklin was destined for a life-long legacy of song.
Aretha quickly earned the title Queen of Soul as she enjoyed a succession of massive hit records, many of which crossed over onto Top 40 rock stations. Songs such as “Respect,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “Chain of Fools” helped Aretha become a household name. Yet she continued to stay true to her musical roots, performing sacred songs and reinventing mainstream favorites into gospel-flavored successes.
In the 1980s, Aretha enjoyed a renaissance upon signing to Clive Davis' Arista Records, reaching a new generation with best-selling records “Freeway of Love,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “I Knew You Were Waiting” with George Michael.
Over her long and illustrious career, Aretha Franklin earned an impressive 18 Grammy Awards for recording excellence in addition to being the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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