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Biographic - Sunday August 16, 2020 Comic Strip Licensing and Permissions

Biographic - Sunday August 16, 2020 Comic Strip
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This weekend marks two years since the passing of soul superstar Aretha Franklin, who died on August 16, 2018, at the age of 76. She began her career as a child singing at the Detroit Baptist Church where her father was a minister following a number of Gospel releases, she signed to a major label at the age of 18 and embarked on a mainstream career. By the late 1960s, hit singles such as "Respect" "Chain of Fools" "Think" and "I Say A Little Prayer" had established Aretha as the "Queen of Soul" During her stellar career, aretha sold 75 million records worldwide, had 17 singles on the Billboard top 10, topped the R&B charts 20 times and won 18 Grammys. The first fame inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame, she was a Kennedy Center honoree and recipient of the National Medal of Arts. She received the presidential medal of Freedom in 2005. A year after her death, the Pulitzer prize jury awarded her a posthumous special citation for her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades. In her later years, Aretha was involved in the production of a movie about her life. Originally scheduled for release this month "Respect" which stars Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson has been delayed until early 2121. This fall will see Cynthia Erivo star in the tv series "Genius: Aretha"