Aretha Franklin


The 'Amazing Grace' of Aretha Franklin

After being buried for over 40 years, footage of Aretha Franklin’s iconic church performance, which would become one of the highest-selling gospel albums in history, finally comes to light.


The Guide to Getting Into Chaka Khan, Funk's Eternal Queen

'Hello Happiness' is Chaka Khan's first album in 12 years. As funk's standard-bearer, her dynamic voice is enough to stand the test of time—and genres.


Watch the Live Stream from Aretha Franklin's Funeral

Bill Clinton, Stevie Wonder, and Ariana Grande will all pay tribute to the "Queen of Soul," who died earlier this month.


Saying Goodbye to Aretha Franklin

We celebrate the queen of soul, and the impact she had on our music and culture.


The Guide to Getting into Aretha Franklin

The iconic singer's catalog spans more than half a century. Here's where to start.


Aretha Franklin's Sketch of Black Femininity

The iconic musician embodied the trials and tribulations that all black women could relate to, and provided the blueprint to alleviate them.


Aretha the Legend Is Gone; Aretha the Asteroid Orbits On

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, has died at 76. But her legacy will not be forgotten.


"Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin dead at 76 after battle with cancer

In her decades-long career, Franklin won 18 Grammy Awards.


Aretha Franklin, an Unparalleled Singer and American Icon, Dies at 76

The Queen of Soul, whose career spanned six decades, died on Thursday morning.


Ritchie Yorke On Rock and Roll

After 50 years of interviewing, befriending, and touring with Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, and John and Yoko Ritchie Yorke is officially the coolest thing to come out of Toowoomba.