THE Queen of soul
The music legend Aretha Franklin, best known for the anthem Respect, earned nothing but in a career that spanned nearly 60 years. Famed for her powerful voice, Franklin became a breakout star in 1966 after signing with Atlantic Records. Within two years, she was renowned throughout America and europe as ‘lady soul’. However, her vocal achievements have informed many other genres, including gospel, R&B, dance and rock.