LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 16: Singer Aretha Franklin performs via satellite during Fox's 'American Idol 2013' Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
R&B acts may have been held back by a chart system that didn't fully reflect their strength ... This may explain why James Brown, Aretha Franklin and such Motown stalwarts as Marvin Gaye never had a No. 1 hit.
I researched other singers who have faced struggles, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, they all have stories to tell. I took my cues from them, and I just put my mind and everything into music.
These are two parties that have a longstanding working collaboration. Mr. West has the utmost respect for Springtime and everyone associated with it ... Mr. West has told me that he owes much of his career to Aretha Franklin and that he views her as both a mentor and a guiding force in his career.More quotes »
Aretha Franklin on her musical legacy, White Plains show
Aretha Franklin is set to perform at the Westchester County Center in White Plains on Wednesday, two days after her 71st birthday. Originally scheduled to play the venue Nov. 13, the Queen of Soul rescheduled in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy. Read more »
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