Happy Birthday, Aretha Franklin!
The Queen of Soul turns 76 years old on March 25th, so in honor of her birthday, we’ve rounded up some of her greatest hits in a playlist below. Everything from “Respect” to “You’re All I Need to Get By” back to “Chain of Fools”. Her legendary music still moves crowds from all walks of life. She’s the recipient of the United States’ highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and an 18-time Grammy Award winner as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement and Grammy Living Legend awardee, there’s no doubt that she’s one of the greatest living singers.
While she may have announced her plans to retire last year, she’s still making the rounds around the country but only at “some select things”. Unfortunately, for the time being she is on bed rest for the next few weeks so she will not be performing as she planned to in New Orleans for her birthday. According to a statement reported by Time, she’s “extremely disappointed she cannot perform as she had expected and hoped to.”
Her fans are sending her good vibes and a speedy recovery.