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Aretha Franklin is a legendary American singer.
Aretha's musical career was officially launched in 1956 as she released her first studio album titled Songs of Faith.
Best Known For
Aretha has attained the most recognition of her career for winning a total of 20 Grammy Awards.
Aretha is straight. Beginning from the early 60's, she was married to Ted White for 8 years.
After this union fell apart, she gave marriage another try as she tied the knot with the actor Glynn Turman in 1978. However, they also got a divorce within 6 years.
Aretha has also been romantically linked with Doc Powell, Ken Cunningham, Eumir Deodato and Willie Wilkerson.
Her parents are Clarence LaVaughn and Barbara Franklin. 2 of her sisters, Erma and Carolyn are also well-known singers.
From her first marriage, she had a child named Ted.
As a result of her relationship with Ken, she had another child Kecalf.
She is also a mother to Clarence Franklin, Jr. and Edward Franklin.
Aretha is a Christian who is very outspoken about her faith and beliefs. Right from her childhood, she was immersed in Christianity under the Baptist denomination as her father was a Baptist preacher. She believes in the power of prayer as well as the miraculous healing power of God. She stated that she acknowledges that her singing voice is a gift given to her by God. She also holds her faith in a very high esteem as it has helped her through tough times.
Worth To Know
Aretha's middle name is Louise.
Her best friend is the well-known Smokey Robinson.
Because of her medical condition she lost a lot of weight in 2017.She died of pancreatic cancer at her home in Detroit.