Aretha Franklin Net Worth is$60 Million
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Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Artist
Date of Birth: Mar 25, 1942
Nicknames: Aretja Franklin, Arthaa Franklin, Franklin, Aretha, Aretha Franklyn, Aretha Fanklin, Aretha Louise Franklin, aretha_franklin, Aretha Franklin
Height: 1.65 m
Ethnicity: African American
Country: United States of America
Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee and has an estimated net worth of $60 million dollars. An award-winning singer, songwriter, and pianist, Aretha Franklin was the first female inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She has received 18 Grammy Awards in multiple musical genres, as well as two Honorary Grammys. 45 of her songs have reached the "Top 40" on the Billboard charts, and 20 of them have gone to #1. Most recently, she sang at the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Although known for her soul recordings and referred to as the Queen of Soul, Franklin is also adept at jazz, blues, R&B, gospel music, and rock.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked her atop its "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" list, as well as the ninth greatest artist of all time. She has won 18 Grammys and received two honorary Grammys. She has 20 No.1 singles on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart and two No.1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: "Respect" (1967) and "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (1987), a duet with George Michael. Since 1961, she has scored a total of 45 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Between 1967 and 1982 she had 10 No.1 R&B albums-more than any other female artist. In 1987, Franklin became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Aretha Louise Franklin (named for two aunts) was born in a two-room house in Memphis, Tennessee, at 406 Lucy Avenue. She was the third of four children born to Barbara (n'ee Siggers) and C.L. Franklin and the fifth of six overall in between past relationships by her parents. Aretha's family moved to Buffalo when she was two years old, and then by four they had settled in Detroit. Following the move to Detroit, Franklin's parents, who had a troubled marriage, split. Due to her father's work as a Baptist minister, Franklin was primarily raised by her grandmother, Rachel. Her mother died in Buffalo when Aretha was ten. Franklin sang in church at an early age and learned how to play piano by ear.
By her late preteens, Franklin was regularly singing solo numbers in her father's New Bethel Baptist Church. C.L. (n'e Clarence LaVaughn) Franklin, Aretha's father, was a respected local preacher. She grew up with local and national celebrities hanging out at her father's home, including gospel greats Albertina Walker and her group The Caravans, Mahalia Jackson and Clara Ward, three women who play

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The ties that bind Franklin to Buffalo

If Aretha Franklin loves Buffalo – well, Buffalo loves her back. Last week, in a phone interview, Franklin expressed a lot of affection for Buffalo, especially touching considering that she lived here only a few years as a girl. The singer, who was ...
Posted: July 22, 2014, 8:58 am

JENNINGS: Aretha Franklin, Tom Cochrane coming to town this week

Night & Day — This week’s column will focus on three shows coming to the Niagara region this week, all artists I am very familiar with so this offering will be a bit more on the personal side than usual. Those three shows are, Tom Cochrane with Kim ...
Posted: July 17, 2014, 4:00 am

The ties that bind Aretha Franklin to Buffalo

If Aretha Franklin loves Buffalo – well, Buffalo loves her back. Last week, in a phone interview, Franklin expressed a lot of affection for Buffalo, especially touching considering that she lived here only a few years as a girl. The singer, who was ...
Posted: July 22, 2014, 8:48 am
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