Aretha Franklin Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee to Clarence LaVaughan ‘C.L.’ Franklin and Barbara Siggers Franklin.
Her father was a Baptist preacher and her mother was a gospel singer. She had 3 siblings and grew up in a religious household.
When Franklin was 5 years old, her family relocated to Detroit, Michigan where her father founded a Baptist church.
When she was 6, her parents separated because of her father’s infamous promiscuity. Her mother moved to Buffalo.
When she was 10 years old, her mother died and her grandmother and aunts took care of her and her siblings.
Her father was getting more and more famous for his sermons by this time and was known as the man with the ‘million-dollar voice’.
She started to learn how to play the piano on her own when she was only a little girl and her earliest songs were recorded at the church when she was only 14. She also used to sing on the revival tours of her father.
Aretha began singing as a child in her father’s church. When she turned 18, decided to pursue a pop music career. Her debut album “Songs of Faith” was released in 1956 by JVB/Battle Records.
Today she is probably best known for her hits “Respect”, “(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman”, “Chain of Fools”, “Ain’t No Way”, “Think”, “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, and “I Say a Little Prayer”.
By the end of the 1960s, Franklin was known as the Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin was the first female inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Franklin received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1979 and, in 1994, she received a medal from the Kennedy Center Honors.
She has received 18 Grammy Awards in multiple musical genres, as well as two Honorary Grammys.
Many of her songs have reached the “Top 40” on the Billboard charts. Twenty of her songs have gone to #1 on Billboard’s R&B singles chart.
Franklin sang at the first inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009. Aretha Franklin is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, having sold 75 million records globally.
Is Aretha Franklin Dead
She died of pancreatic cancer on 16 Aug 2018
Aretha Franklin Net Worth
Aretha Franklin had a net worth of $80 million dollars at the time of her death