(March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an #American #singer
. She began her career as a child singing #gospel
in #Detroit #Michigan
Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as #Respect #Chain
of Fools #Think #anaturalwoman
"Don't Play That Song (You Lied)", and "Spanish Harlem". By the end of the 1960s she was being called The #QueenofSoul
". Franklin recorded 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries, 17 top-ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries and 20 number-one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in the chart's #history
She won 18 #Grammy
Awards, including the first eight awards given for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance from 1968 through to 1975, and is one of the #bestselling #musical #artists
of all time, having sold more than 75 million records #worldwide
Franklin received numerous #honors
throughout her career, including a 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll #halloffame
, becoming the first female performer to be inducted. She was inducted to the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In August 2012, she was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Franklin is listed in at least two all-time lists by #RollingStone #magazine
, including the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
Franklin died at her home on August 16, 2018, aged 76.