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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.[1][2][3] Although renowned for her soul recordings, Franklin is also adept at jazz, rock, blues, pop, R&B and gospel music. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Franklin No. 1 on its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time.[4]

Franklin is one of the most honored artists by the Grammy Awards, with 18 Grammys to date, which include the Living Legend Grammy and the Lifetime Achievement Grammy. She has scored a total of 20 No. 1 singles on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart, one of which also became her first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100: “Respect” (1967). “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” (1987), a duet with George Michael, became her second No. 1 on the latter chart. Since 1961, Franklin has scored a total of 45 “Top 40” hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In 1987, Franklin became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[5]

Franklin was the only featured singer at the 2009 presidential inauguration for Barack Obama.


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  • coanta

    Yes, indeed is a great duet!

    13 Nov 2011 Reply
  • nitty_look

    When two great voices meet = a great song! ♥♥♥

    22 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Whamkylie

    I love this song one of my WHAM! favorite song

    9 Feb 2010 Reply

    I was wondering if you liked that song by Arethia Franklin & George Michael; ' I knew you were waiting for me "....?? I think, you may be on to something good!!!!!!!!! P.S. It is now, also in my library...............have a nice day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Creativeuphoria

    This is a good duet! :-)

    2 Mar 2009 Reply

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