Happy 71st Birthday, Aretha Franklin

March 26, 2013   // 0 Comments

by Derrick Bryson Taylor, Essence All hail the Queen of Soul! Today, Aretha Franklin blows out 71 candles.  To date, the ESSENCE Festival alumna has earned an impressive 18 Grammy awards and released more than 41 albums. During Franklin's 50-plus year career, she's brought home a number of major awards including an honorary doctorate from Princeton University in 2012. The singer is also no s...

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