Who Was Aretha Franklin, What Was Series, by Nico Medina, Paperback

  • Author: Nico Medina
  • Illustrator: Gregory Copeland

SKU: 3750320

Aretha Franklin was a young girl with a powerful voice, a teenage gospel singer who became a pop music star, and one of the best-selling recording artists of all time.
Known popularly as the Queen of Soul, discover why Aretha Franklin commands so much R-E-S-P-E-C-T!
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1943, Aretha Franklin began her six decade career singing in front of her father's Baptist congregation. She found minor success as a gospel singer, then set her sights on pop music. Her powerful voice and impressive skills on piano landed her a record deal. Aretha Franklin released her first of many acclaimed albums at the age of 18. In 1987, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making her the first female artist to reach that achievement. She released iconic hits like Respect and Think, while earning several awards, including eighteen Grammys.
Chapters include:
- Who Is Aretha Franklin
- Daddy the "Jazz Preacher"
- Big Changes
- Aretha Hits the Road
- New York, New York!
- "I Want Hits"
- R-E-S-P-E-C-T!
- Amazing Grace
- Jump to It
- Long Live the Queen!


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