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Aretha Franklin Shades Dionne Warwick With Damning Fax (Fax!)

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Franklin's message to the Associated Press will go down in the history books.

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Nicki Minaj Breaks Aretha Franklin’s Billboard Hot 100 Hits Record

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Nicki Minaj broke Aretha Franklin's record for having the most Billboard Hot 100 hits.

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Aretha Franklin Announces Retirement, Promises Final Album

Aretha Franklin Retirement Announcement
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'I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from, and where it is now,' Franklin told a Detroit broadcast.

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Aretha Franklin Moves President Obama to Tears With ‘Natural Woman’

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The Kennedy Center Honors performance brought the house down.

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Aretha Franklin on Potential Documentary’s Release: Ain’t No Way!

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The singer wants footage from a 1972 show kept under wraps.

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Billboard’s 2014 Women in Music Luncheon Honors Taylor Swift, Aretha Franklin + More [PHOTOS + VIDEOS]

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2014 saw the likes of powerful female artists like Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin and Ariana Grande (just to name a few) topping the charts and changing the industry, and today's (Dec. 12) Billboard Women in Music event honored their efforts.

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Aretha Franklin Sort of Shades Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj [VIDEO]

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Wall Street Journal

Aretha Franklin is undoubtedly the Queen of Soul, a living legend, a true vocal talent. So it only made sense that she was asked her opinion of the current crop of pop girls during her interview with the Wall Street Journal. Her answers for some (Adele, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys) were positive, fair judgments. Her reaction to others, however -- not so kind.

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These Aretha Franklin Interviews Are Awkward and Hilarious [VIDEO]

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YouTube

A shoddy satellite feed made for a poor connection between Aretha Franklin and the different television stations interviewing her, resulting in some truly awkward (but hilarious!) interviews.

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Kree Harrison Reigns With Aretha Franklin’s ‘Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)’ on ‘American Idol’

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Kree Harrison has been going strong ever since her audition for Season 12 of ‘American Idol,’ and her performance tonight (March 27) was no exception. The Texas native made a bold move by singing Aretha Franklin’s ‘Don’t Play That Song (You Lied),’ but with her passionate, genuine spirit and rich vocals, she did the Queen of Soul justice and then some.

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Aretha Franklin Performs Moving Tributes to Goddaughter Whitney Houston

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While Aretha Franklin was too ill to attend goddaughter Whitney Houston's funeral, she did perform two moving tributes to the fallen singer at Radio City Music Hall.

"This honors one of the greatest singers that ever stood in front of a microphone," Franklin said, even her speaking voice musical in its lilt. "I'm speaking of none other than Whitney Elizabeth Houston."

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