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Aretha Franklin's GRAMMY History: Remembering The Queen Of Soul
Winner of 18 GRAMMY Awards, Aretha Franklin died on Aug. 16, 2018 leaving a musical legacy like none other. Recipient of the GRAMMY Legend Award and the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award, her philanthropy was recognized with the 2008 MusiCares Person Of The Year honor and many of her recordings have been inducted in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. Relive some of her best GRAMMY moments, because as the Queen of Soul said herself, "This is so good."
"Aretha Franklin was an incomparable artist who came to be recognized as one of the most profound voices in music," said Neil Portnow, President and CEO of the Recording Academy. "Her distinctive sound, unforgettable recordings, and giving spirit will continue to be celebrated worldwide. Aretha will be dearly missed, and our thoughts go out to her loved ones during this difficult time."
One of America's most unforgettable performers, Franklin moved audiences around the world and the changed the meaning and possibilities of popular music itself. The devotion and power of her gospel background and her unmistakable voice took all of us to inspiring heights. For generations to come, artists and fans alike will look to Franklin, the Queen of Soul, for continued inspiration.