"We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It's our basic human right."

  • Born Aretha Louise Franklin March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • In the mid-1960s, Aretha Franklin was already a well-respected R&B soul singer. But her 1967 recording of the Otis Redding song "Respect," from her hit album, I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You, went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and launched her to new heights of mainstream acclaim and popularity.     
  • Her first GRAMMY wins came for 1967 for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording and Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female for "Respect."
  • She debuted as a GRAMMY performer at the 13th GRAMMYs in 1971, singing Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Franklin has appeared on the GRAMMY stage eight times, putting her in a tie with Whitney Houston for second most GRAMMY performances by a female artist.  
  • In 2014 Franklin had an asteroid, "249516 Aretha," named after her.
  • Franklin received The Recording Academy's GRAMMY Legend Award in 1991. She was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994. She has five recordings in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame: "Respect," "Chain Of Fools," "Amazing Grace," "A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)," and "I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You." 
  • Franklin was honored as the 2008 MusiCares Person of the Year. The annual Person of the Year gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
  • Franklin has supported a large number of charities and advocacy organizations, including the NAACP, the Special Olympics, Feeding America, The Rainforest Foundation, and the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes. 

Aretha Franklin

"We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It's our basic human right."

  • Born Aretha Louise Franklin March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • In the mid-1960s, Aretha Franklin was already a well-respected R&B soul singer. But her 1967 recording of the Otis Redding song "Respect," from her hit album, I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You, went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and launched her to new heights of mainstream acclaim and popularity.     
  • Her first GRAMMY wins came for 1967 for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording and Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female for "Respect."
  • She debuted as a GRAMMY performer at the 13th GRAMMYs in 1971, singing Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Franklin has appeared on the GRAMMY stage eight times, putting her in a tie with Whitney Houston for second most GRAMMY performances by a female artist.  
  • In 2014 Franklin had an asteroid, "249516 Aretha," named after her.
  • Franklin received The Recording Academy's GRAMMY Legend Award in 1991. She was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994. She has five recordings in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame: "Respect," "Chain Of Fools," "Amazing Grace," "A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)," and "I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You." 
  • Franklin was honored as the 2008 MusiCares Person of the Year. The annual Person of the Year gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
  • Franklin has supported a large number of charities and advocacy organizations, including the NAACP, the Special Olympics, Feeding America, The Rainforest Foundation, and the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes. 

GRAMMY Award Results for Aretha Franklin

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Nominations
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
You've Got A Friend
 
Wins
Best Gospel Performance
Never Gonna Break My Faith
 
Wins
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
A House Is Not A Home
 
Wins
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Wonderful
Nominations
Best R&B Album
So Damn Happy
 
Nominations
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Don't Waste Your Time (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
A Rose Is Still A Rose (Single)
Best R&B Album
A Rose Is Still A Rose (Album)
 
Wins
Lifetime Achievement Award
(lifetime Achievement Award)
Nominations
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
A Deeper Love (Single)
 
Nominations
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
Someday We'll All Be Free (Track)
 
Wins
Grammy Legend Award
(GRAMMY Legend Award)
Nominations
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
What You See Is What You Sweat (Album)
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Doctor's Orders (Track)
 
Nominations
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
Through The Storm (Album)
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Gimme Your Love (Single)
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be (Single)
 
Wins
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female
One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism
Nominations
Best Soul Gospel Performance By A Duo, Group, Choir Or Chorus
Oh Happy Day (Single)
 
Wins
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
Aretha
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
 
Nominations
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
Jumpin' Jack Flash (Single)
 
Wins
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
Freeway Of Love
Nominations
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves (Track)
 
Nominations
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
Get It Right (Album)
 
Nominations
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
Jump To It (Album)
 
Wins
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
Hold On I'm Comin'
 
Nominations
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
Can't Turn You Loose (Track)
 
Nominations
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
Almighty Fire (Album)
 
Nominations
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
Break It To Me Gently (Single)
 
Nominations
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
Something He Can Feel (Single)
 
Wins
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
 
Wins
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
Master Of Eyes
 
Wins
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
Young, Gifted And Black
Best Soul Gospel Performance
Amazing Grace
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
Day Dreaming (Single)
Best Soul Gospel Performance
Precious Memories (Track)
 
Wins
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
Bridge Over Troubled Water
 
Wins
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
Don't Play That Song
 
Wins
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
Share Your Love With Me
 
Wins
Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance, Female
Chain Of Fools
Nominations
Best Contemporary-Pop Vocal Performance, Female
I Say A Little Prayer (Single)
 
Wins
Best Rhythm & Blues Recording
Respect
Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female
Respect
Nominations
Best Vocal Performance, Female
Respect (Single)
Best Contemporary Female Solo Vocal Performance
A Natural Woman (Single)

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