She is known as the queen of soul. This High School drop out has 44 Grammy nominations and 18 wins. Ten of those are for Best R&B Vocal Performance. She has performed at the inaugurations of three presidents. She is also the first woman to be inducted into the Rock'n'Roll hall of Fame.
On October the 8th 2014 she achieves a milestone in music history by becoming the first female to earn her 100th hit on Billboard's Hot R&B chart.Aretha released the album Songs of Faith for the Checker label when she was discovered singing in the choir. Although Checker did not sign her to a contract,the recording still remains as Aretha's first professional recording. In 2004 Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Aretha in their '100
Greatest Artist of All Time' at # 9 she is the only woman to make it into the top ten. According to her concert contract. Aretha likes to get $25,000
of her performance fee in cash on the night of her concert. It is also stated that she and her security personnel must be accommodated in hotel rooms
below the fifth floor. On January of 2009 Aretha's star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame had been defaced,apparently by the people for the ethical
treatment of animals,the words"FUR HAG"were painted on the star as a protest for Aretha's choice of wardrobe. Find out more about Aretha Franklin
on KWMC's Little Red Rooster Show as she will be featured as Artist of The Month. All fun Facts and information are by the little red rooster,Wendy Johnson and produced by Javier Martinez.