Queen of Soul Continues Her Reign

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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin on stage performing at the "VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin" concert. Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect hide caption

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Aretha Franklin talks with Farai Chideya about her four-decade career of chart-topping music, her love of cooking, a tribute concert to Martin Luther King, and her upcoming album.

Franklin has started her own label, Aretha Records, and plans to release A Woman Falling Out Of Love soon. She is also working on a musical/film based on her autobiography, From These Roots.



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