Aretha Louise Franklin

"The Queen of Soul"


Born: March 25, 1942

Occupation: Singer

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Sang at the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 18 Grammy Awards
  • Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Grammy Living Legend Award
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Sang at the inauguration of three presidents
  • The first female to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • The first female and the fourth artist to have 100 R & B singles

This person is important because...

Aretha Franklin is important because she is a talented singer. She has won many awards and performed at important events.

Interesting Facts:

  • she is afraid to fly
  • she dropped out of high school
  • has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • self-taught pianist, who could not read music
Aretha Franklin - Respect [1967] (Original Version)

I am interested in this person because:

She won 18 Grammy Awards. She was the first woman to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.