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Aretha Louise Franklin
Born
March 25, 1942 (1942-03-25) (age 69)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Origin
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Genres
Soul, jazz, blues, R&B, gospel, rock
Occupations
Singer, songwriter, pianist
Instruments
Vocals, piano
Years active
1956–present
Labels
Columbia
Atlantic
Arista
Associated acts
Sweet Inspirations, Carolyn Franklin, Erma Franklin, Cissy Houston, George Benson, George Michael, Michael McDonald, Mahalia Jackson, Albertina Walker, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Marvin Gaye, Natalie Cole

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, and gospel music. Rolling Stone magazine ranked her atop its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time.
Aretha Franklin's 18 Grammy Award Wins
#
Year
Category
Genre
Title
1
1968
Best Rhythm & Blues Recording
R&B
Respect
2
1968
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
R&B
Respect
3
1969
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
R&B
Chain Of Fools
4
1970
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
R&B
Share Your Love With Me
5
1971
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
R&B
Don't Play That Song For Me
6
1972
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
R&B
Bridge Over Troubled Water
7
1973
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
R&B
Young, Gifted and Black (album)
8
1973
Best Soul Gospel Performance
Gospel
Amazing Grace (album)
9
1974
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
R&B
Master Of Eyes
10
1975
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
R&B
Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
11
1982
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
R&B
Hold On...I'm Comin' (album track)
12
1986
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
R&B
Freeway Of Love
13
1988
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
R&B
Aretha (album)
14
1988
Best R&B Performance - Duo Or Group with Vocals
R&B
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (with George Michael)
15
1989
Best Soul Gospel Performance - Female
Gospel
One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism (album)
*
1991
Living Legend Award
Special

*
1994
Lifetime Achievement Award
Special

16
2004
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
R&B
Wonderful
17
2006
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
R&B
A House Is Not A Home
18
2008
Best Gospel-Soul Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
Gospel
Never Gonna Break My Faith (with Mary J. Blige)