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Aretha Franklin, Born: March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Years Active: 1956–2017 - She is a quintessential singer, with a voice that leaves no doubt whatsoever. With power and passion grounded in the gospel tradition, she has a rare voice type called "falcon" part soprano and part mezzo-soprano, a richer and more dramatic sound. She performs melisma with startling accuracy and nuance. She can hold notes so long, powerfully that you start to wonder if she's breathing.

31 Best & Most Memorable Female Singers EVER!

Who are the 31 best female vocal artists and singer-songwriters from any time or genre? Listen to them here and cast your vote for the best.

Aretha Franklin wearing Vivid Collection Diamond Jewelry

Aretha Franklin Pictures and Photos

Aretha Franklin wearing Vivid Collection Diamond Jewelry

When Aretha wasn’t singing her heart out, she loved cooking and being domesticated around the house. Besides for banana pudding, some of her other favorites were meat loaf, peach cobbler, fried chicken, pineapple ham, corn bread, peanut butter shrimp, Italian chicken, and black-eyed peas and ham.

When Aretha wasn’t singing her heart out, she loved cooking and being domesticated around the house. Besides for banana pudding, some of her other favorites were meat loaf, peach cobbler, fried chicken, pineapple ham, corn bread, peanut butter shrimp, Italian chicken, and black-eyed peas and ham.

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Our legendary Queens.👑👑 RESPECT!! Rest In Power!!!

Our legendary Queens.👑👑 RESPECT!! Rest In Power!!!

Real Love by Larry "Poncho" Brown

Real Love by Larry "Poncho" Brown is a limited edition work of art illustrating a black couple as the man comfortingly embraces the woman.

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First inauguration of President Barack Obama

On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the United States. Obama took his place as the 44th president under a bright winter sky, painting this perilous national moment in unsparing terms and exhorting Americans to respond by taking greater responsibility for themselves, the country and the world. More than 1 million people flocked to the National Mall to take part in the event.

Forever the Queen of Soul.....

Forever the Queen of Soul.....

Say Happy Birthday to Aretha Franklin and Her Purse

Say Happy Birthday to Aretha Franklin and Her Purse

Today is the 72nd birthday of living legend/national treasure/Diva Star Grand Supreme Aretha Franklin. She celebrated this weekend at a star-studded party at New York's Ritz Carlton alongside the trusted companion that is her purse.

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Aretha Franklin & Glynn Turman

Beautiful pic of Aretha Franklin
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Beautiful pic of Aretha Franklin

In 1991, Franklin won the Grammy Legend Award, followed by the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994. In 2011, the Recording Academy again honored the singer with a special tribute from Yolanda Adams, Martina McBride, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson and Florence Welch. “I will never forget it,” she told PEOPLE.

Remembering Aretha Franklin's Life in Photos on the 2nd Anniversary of Her Death

The legendary singer lived an incredibly full life

The brochure from Aretha Franklin's funeral

The brochure from Aretha Franklin's funeral