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Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter and pianist commonly referred to as The Queen of Soul. Although renowned for her soul recordings, Franklin is also adept at jazz, blues, R&B and gospel music. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Franklin No. 1 on its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time.
February 17, 2011
Aretha Franklin will return to the stage at a concert in Buffalo, New York in May, it's been announced. In November, the singer cancelled all public appearances after she was admitted to hospital to receive treatment for an undisclosed illness. Read more
February 10, 2011
Florence & The Machine will take to the stage with Christina Aguilera at this weekends Grammy Awards. The singer - real name Florence Welch - will accompany Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson and Martina McBride in a tribute to Franklin at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday (February 13), Spinner reports. Read more
February 8, 2011
Christina Aguilera could be set to take part in a tribute to Aretha Franklin at this month's Grammy Awards. The singer will be joined by Jennifer Hudson and two as-yet-unnamed singers to pay tribute to Franklin at the ceremony in Los Angeles on February 13, The Sun reports. Read more
January 7, 2011
Aretha Franklin has refused to discuss reports that she has been battling pancreatic cancer following a recent spell in hospital. In December, the singer was discharged from hospital after being treated for an undisclosed illness. Unconfirmed media reports claimed she was suffering from pancreatic cancer. Read more
December 16, 2010
Aretha Franklin has been discharged from hospital after undergoing surgery. The soul singer was treated for an undisclosed illness, although unconfirmed reports have claimed she was suffering from pancreatic cancer. Read more
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