Aretha Franklin is an American singer, a songwriter as well as a musician who started her career singing gospel at the church of her father, minister C.L. Franklin. It was in 1960 when she embarked one a secular career recording for the Columbia Records but she only achieved modest success. After her singing to Atlantic Records in 1967, she achieved a commercial acclaim and success with the songs such as Respect, A Natural Woman and Think. These hits of her helped her to gain a title “The Queen of Soul” by the end of the 1960s decade.
Talking about her personal life biography, Franklin has married for twice as well as divorced too. She first married with her then-husband Ted White in 1961 and they remained together till they got divorced in 1969. After that, she remarried her second husband Glynn Turman in 1978. Later, due to some personal reasons, she again got separated with Turman in 1984.
Now, let us gain few more information related to the bio of Franklin which has been extracted from various sources. She is the native of Memphis, Tennessee, United States. She came into this world on 25th March of the year which has now made him 74 years old. She is the daughter of Clarence LaVaughn Franklin and Barbara Franklin. He earned his Honorary Degree in 2014 from the Harvard University.
Franklin began singing solos just after the death of her mother at New Bethel, debuting with the hymn ‘Jesus, be a Fence Around Me’. After four years, her father started managing her, bringing her on road with him during his so-called gospel caravan tours for her to perform in various of the churches. Prior to that, she has also made her appearance in several movies which also include The Blues Brothers, Black Rodeo, The Zen of Bennett, Muscle Shoals, Listen Up and more.
Aretha Franklin is one of the most popular and loved celebrity on the television screen whom we’ve been knowing and seeing daily. Some of you may also be the fan of her since a long time as well as some of you may also love to access some other news related to her. Some of us may also have the information regarding her family, children, personal life, as well as the professional career from different gossip pages, newspaper, and magazines. Franklin has been active in this field since 1956 and during these periods, she has already gained numbers of fans in her social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Aretha Franklin stands at the height of five feet and five inches which is 1.65 m that suit her personality. As she was born in the month of March, her zodiac sign is Pisces. Her weight has been recorded as 118 kg. She belongs to American nationality and is of White ethnicity. During her career till now, Franklin has gained a big amount of the salary and the net worth of her is estimated to be around $60 million.