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Aug 16, 2018, 10:04am EDT
  • August 31, 2018

    Photos: Aretha Franklin’s funeral was absolutely fit for the Queen of Soul

    Franklin was laid to rest in a golden casket at a day-long service attended by family, friends, activists, musicians, politicians, and clergy.

  • August 31, 2018

    Buckingham Palace guards play “Respect” to honor Aretha Franklin

    What a perfect way to celebrate the Queen of Soul.

  • August 31, 2018

    Al Sharpton: Aretha Franklin worked for civil rights, not Donald Trump

    At Franklin’s funeral, Sharpton praised Franklin’s work in the civil rights movement: "She represented the best in our community, and she fought for our community until the end."

  • August 20, 2018

    The gospel according to Aretha Franklin

    Two songs that show off Aretha Franklin’s gospel roots.

  • August 17, 2018

    The political and cultural impact of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” explained

    "It was the need of a nation," Franklin wrote in her autobiography. "Everyone wanted respect."

  • August 16, 2018

    7 iconic Aretha Franklin musical moments from movies and TV

    Plus the one song that eclipsed them all.

  • August 16, 2018

    The Obamas’ Aretha Franklin tribute is an elegant reminder of how she united us

    "She helped us feel more hopeful, more human."

  • August 16, 2018

    Aretha Franklin’s “royal persona” commanded respect

    The late singer’s legacy, in the words of Etta James, Barack Obama, and Tavis Smiley.

  • August 16, 2018

    The genius of Aretha Franklin, explained by “I Say a Little Prayer”

    Her incomparable voice could turn a good song into a great one.

  • August 16, 2018

    Aretha Franklin dragged a columnist who body-shamed her. It was perfect.

    Aretha Franklin’s reads are almost as iconic as her music.

  • August 16, 2018

    Aretha Franklin’s long reign as the Queen of Soul, explained in 12 performances

    The Queen of Soul held her crown for more than 50 years. These performances show why.

  • August 16, 2018

    Aretha Franklin, the legendary Queen of Soul, is dead at 76

    Celebrating the joyful legacy of a musical icon.