Aretha Franklin

by Skylar Jenkins

Basic Facts

Birthday: March 25, 1942

Years Lived: 1942 -

Place of Birth: Memphis, TN

Occupation: American singer and musician


  • 18 Grammy Awards
  • First woman ever to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • One of the best-selling female artists of all time
  • Has been listed twice on the ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time’
  • 100 Greatest Singers of All Time’ lists on the Rolling Stone magazine.

Did You Know?

Whitney Houston often referred to Aretha Franklin as "Auntie Ree."

Character Traits

Inspiring, Enthusiastic, & Successful

Be Inspired

Aretha Franklin inspired women to demand respect.