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Aretha Franklin

1942 - 2018

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Aretha Louise Franklin ( ə-REE-thə; March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. Referred to as the "Queen of Soul", she has twice been placed ninth in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". With global sales of over 75 million records, Franklin is one of the world's best-selling music artists.As a child, Franklin was noticed for her gospel singing at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was a minister. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aretha Franklin has received more than 24,632,973 page views. Her biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Aretha Franklin is the 3rd most popular singer (up from 33rd in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from United States (up from 221st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Singer.

Aretha Franklin is most famous for her soulful voice and her vocal range. She has been called the "Queen of Soul" and her music has spanned many genres, including blues, gospel, pop, R&B, rock and roll, and jazz.

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  • 95

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  • 12.92

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  • 3.10

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Among singers, Aretha Franklin ranks 3 out of 3,528Before her are Elvis Presley and Édith Piaf. After her are Cher, Janis Joplin, Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Charles Aznavour, Dalida, Tina Turner, and Frank Sinatra.

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Among people born in 1942, Aretha Franklin ranks 5Before her are Muhammad Ali, Stephen Hawking, Muammar Gaddafi, and Joe Biden. After her are Martin Scorsese, Amitabh Bachchan, Hu Jintao, Jimi Hendrix, Ratko Mladić, Eusébio, and Harrison Ford. Among people deceased in 2018, Aretha Franklin ranks 2Before her is Stephen Hawking. After her are George H. W. Bush, Kofi Annan, Charles Aznavour, Ingvar Kamprad, Stan Lee, Montserrat Caballé, Miloš Forman, Bernardo Bertolucci, Charles K. Kao, and Amos Oz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Aretha Franklin ranks 29 out of 18,182Before her are Ronald Reagan (1911), Michael Jackson (1958), Ernest Hemingway (1899), Joe Biden (1942), George Washington (1732), and Walt Disney (1901). After her are Martin Scorsese (1942), Al Pacino (1940), Pocahontas (1595), Mark Twain (1835), Cher (1946), and Henry Ford (1863).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Aretha Franklin ranks 2Before her are Elvis Presley (1935). After her are Cher (1946), Janis Joplin (1943), Maria Callas (1923), Tina Turner (1939), Frank Sinatra (1915), Joan Baez (1941), Jim Morrison (1943), Barbra Streisand (1942), Tupac Shakur (1971), and Johnny Cash (1932).

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