Aretha Franklin discography
Aretha Louise Franklin (On March, 25th, 1942 in Memphis, state of Tennesi) - American a rhythm-and-blues, soul singer the author of songs and the pianist. The owner of 21 awards of the Grammy. In 1987 became the first woman included in the Hall of Glory of the Rock'n'roll. In 2008 magazine «Rolling Stone» has placed it on the first place in the list of the greatest executors of all times.
In 1956 in Detroit there was not very noticeble in appearance an event which, however, for many years forward has predetermined destiny of gospel-music: the 14-year-old soloist of church chorus by name of Areta Franklin has sung a prayer «the Dear Lord» before 4,5 thousand parishioners of Baptist church of Detroit. This day became critical in lives of the young soloist, the future Lady Soul, whose career entirely given to vocal art, has generated the highest standard of soul music to which very few actors came nearer. In the hypothetical file of Aretha many achievements could list Franklin: 12 million sold singles, 20 hits number one in a rhythm n-blues chart, 15 awards Grammy, a place in the Hall of glory of a rock'n'roll. And still - a brilliant role in a cinema masterpiece «The Blues Brothers», the National medal of arts accepted from hands of US president Bill Clinton, an award for protection of the civil rights, handed over personally Martin Luther King. And it only an iceberg top. read more on Aretha Franklin Discography