Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has gifted music some of its most memorable numbers over the past 5 decades. Now, after cranking out countless hits, topping charts, and filling concert venues, the legendary singer is looking to take her final bow.
Much to the dismay of longtime fans, Franklin – who boasts 18 Grammys and over 75 million records sold to her credit – has revealed her upcoming projects will be her last.
Hear it from her inside:
The singer says she will make one more album, with several tracks produced by Stevie Wonder, and will otherwise limit herself to “some select things, many one a month, for six months out of the year” as she devotes more time to her grandchildren.“”This will be my last year,” Franklin said. “I will be recording, but this will be my last year in concert. This is it.”
“I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from, and where it is now,” Franklin said.
We couldn’t be more appreciative of the incomparable contributions the legend has made to music and wish her a happy and well retirement.
The report follows news a fellow Detroit beloved musical figure is taking a similar path -Queen of Quiet Storm Anita Baker. Read more on that by clicking here.