Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister. In 1960, at the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but only achieving modest success.

Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Spanish Harlem" and "Think". By the end of the 1960s decade she had gained the title "The Queen of Soul". Franklin eventually recorded a total of 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries, 17 top ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries and twenty number-one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in the chart's history. Franklin also recorded acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Lady Soul, Young, Gifted and Black and Amazing Grace before experiencing problems with her record company by the mid-1970s. After her father was shot in 1979, Franklin left Atlantic and signed with Arista Records, finding success with her part in the film The Blues Brothers and with the albums Jump to It and Who's Zoomin' Who?. In 1998, Franklin won international acclaim for singing the opera aria "Nessun dorma", at the Grammys of that year replacing Luciano Pavarotti. Later that same year, she scored her final Top 40 recording with "A Rose Is Still a Rose". Franklin's other popular and well known hits include "Rock Steady", "Jump to It", "Freeway of Love", "Who's Zoomin' Who", "Chain Of Fools", "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (with George Michael), and a remake of The Rolling Stones song "Jumpin' Jack Flash".

Franklin has won a total of 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide. Franklin has been honored throughout her career including a 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in which she became the first female performer to be inducted. She was inducted to the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In August 2012, Franklin was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Franklin is listed in at least two all-time lists on Rolling Stone magazine, including the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time; and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2016 Eighties Blockbusters Various Artists 2
2016 100 Hits: Cool Various Artists 1
2016 100 Hits: Dancefloor Anthems Various Artists 1
2016 RTL2 Weihnachts-Hits Various Artists 2
2016 Terry Wogan: A Celebration of Music Various Artists 1
2016 70 Hits of the 70s Various Artists 1
2016 Classic Dinner Party Various Artists 1
2016 Merry Christmas: 40 Pop & Classic Weihnachts-Hits Various Artists 1
2016 The Christmas Album Various Artists 1
2017 Simply Party Classics Various Artists 1
2017 100 Hits: Sunday Morning Songs Various Artists 1
2017 Car‐aoke Various Artists 1
2017 Soul: The Collection Various Artists 1
2017 Ultimate Soul (4CDs of the Greatest Soul Music) Various Artists 1
2017 Jon Savage's 1967: The Year Pop Divided Various Artists 1
2017 70th Anniversary ATLANTIC RECORDS HiRes Collection Various Artists 1
2017 100 Hits: Boogie Nights Various Artists 1
2017 We’re Gonna Make Our Dreams Come True: Popular Songs of Dreams and Wishes and Dreams‐Turned‐Into‐Reality Various Artists 1
2017 Twelve Inch Nineties: Loaded Various Artists 1
2017 Ministry of Sound 90s Various Artists 1
2017 Smooth 70s Various Artists 1
2018 Free Edits The Reflex 1
'60's Soul: Baby I Love You Various Artists 1
’60s Music Revolution Various Artists 1
20 Party Classics Various Artists 1
25 Hits of the 60's Various Artists 1
35 Years of Rock and Roll Various Artists 1
50 anni di musica internazionale Various Artists 1
50 Hits of the Sixties, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
70s Soft Sides, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
80's Dance Party Various Artists 1
80s Movie Hits Various Artists 1
100% Hits: 80's Various Artists 1
100% Smoking Club Various Artists 1
101 Number One Hit Records Various Artists 1
A Christmas Present From Motown Various Artists 1
A Harley You Have to Earn Various Artists 1
A Lidl Bit Bacharach Various Artists 1
A Whole Stack of Soul Various Artists 1
All Star Gospel Hits, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
All the Best '99 Various Artists 1
All Times Greats: Do You Remember? Various Artists 1
All-Star Vocalists, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Always 18 Timeless Hits, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
America for Ever Various Artists 1
Aspen Classic, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Atlantic Blues: Vocalists Various Artists 1
Atlantic Jazz * Singers Various Artists 1
Atlantic Soul Classics (15 tracks) Various Artists 1
Atlantic Ultimate '60s Soul Smashes! Various Artists 1
August - October 1968 Various Artists 1
Backbeats: Crossover To Soul (More Crossover Soul From The 60s & 70s) Various Artists 1
BBC Radio 2: More Songs of the Century Various Artists 1
Best of Summer Hits Various Artists 1
Big Blues Collection Various Artists 1
Billboard Hot R&B Hits 1983 Various Artists 1
Billboard Hot Soul Hits 1972 Various Artists 1
Billboard's #1 Soul Hits Various Artists 1
Billboard's #1 Soul Hits Various Artists 1
Blues: Forever Gold Various Artists 1
Bridal Shower: The Soundtrack Various Artists 1
Christmas Classics Various Artists 1
Christmas Here With You Four Tops 1
Christmas Songs Various Artists 1
Cinema Hits Various Artists 1
Classic 60s Love Songs Various Artists 1
Classic Cuts presents… Wedding in a Box: The Ultimate Wedding Collection Various Artists 1
Classic Soul 2 Various Artists 1
Classic Soul Ballads: Tender Love Various Artists 1
Coletânea Som Livre – Anos 60 Various Artists 1
Collection 2000 Eurythmics 1
Come Fly With Me Various Artists 1
CQC 2 - Lo Mejor Del Soul Clasico Various Artists 1
Daytrippers: Songs of The Beatles Various Artists 1
DJ Tools #9 Various Artists 1
Dream Christmas Various Artists 1
Early Rock-N-Roll Love Songs Various Artists 1
Elemental Rhythm & Blues Various Artists 1
Elemental Rhythm & Blues: Smooth & Soulful Various Artists 1
Elite Jazz Various Artists 1
Elton John Songbook Various Artists 1
Entertainment Presents Various Artists 1
Essentiel Jazz Various Artists 1
Every Woman Various Artists 1
Feel the Soul Various Artists 1
Feelings 7 Various Artists 1
Ferry Maat's Soulshow - 25th Anniversary Collection - The Eighties Part 2 Various Artists 1
Ford Electronics: World Class Audio Systems Various Artists 1
Fröhliche Weihnacht Various Artists 1
Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Ray Charles 1
Get Dancin' Various Artists 1
Gold & Platinum, Volume 3 Various Artists 4 1
Gold & Platinum: Hits of the '80s Vol. 3 Various Artists 1
Golden Gospel Various Artists 1
Golden Hit Collection Various Artists 1
Greatest Hits (bootleg/bogus variation with songs from 1999) Eurythmics 1
Greatest Hits of the '60s, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Heartbeat: Love Me Tender Various Artists 1
Heartbeat: The 60's Gold Collection Various Artists 1
Hitbreaker 1/87 Various Artists 1

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