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Jennifer Hudson, singing at Aretha Franklin's funeral on Friday at Detroit's Greater Grace Temple. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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At Aretha Franklin's Funeral, Gospel Was The Heart — And Backbone

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An impromptu memorial for Aretha Franklin outside New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit — the same church where Franklin's father Rev. C.L. Franklin was a minister and where she began her singing career. Taken Aug. 19, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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A man listens to Rev. Jesse Jackson speak at New Bethel Baptist Church, the church where Aretha Franklin's late father Rev. C.L. Franklin was a minister and where she began her singing career. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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A pink Cadillac outside the viewing of Aretha Franklin at the Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pink Cadillacs Will Line Up For Aretha Franklin's Funeral

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Fans of Aretha Franklin attend a viewing for the soul music legend at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday in Detroit. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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'She Was Our Queen': Fans Pay Their Final Respects To Aretha Franklin

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On gospel recordings such as 1987's One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, Aretha Franklin captured something sacred in the sound of black life. Bill Marino/Sygma via Getty Images hide caption

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Aretha Franklin on The Andy Williams Show in 1969. Fred A. Sabine/NBC via Getty Images hide caption

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The Life And Legacy Of Aretha Franklin: An All Songs Considered Remembrance

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Michael Eric Dyson (left) and Aretha Franklin at Franklin's birthday dinner in March 2011 in New York City. Monica Morgan/WireImage hide caption

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'The Voice Of A Century': Michael Eric Dyson Looks Back On Aretha Franklin's Life

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Aretha Franklin, pictured in 1968, has died. Known as the Queen of Soul, she recorded 17 top 10 singles. Express Newspapers/Getty Images hide caption

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Aretha Franklin, The 'Queen Of Soul,' Dies At 76

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Aretha Franklin sings in the studio during during her early career at Columbia Records. Frank Driggs Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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Aretha Franklin: The 'Fresh Air' Interview

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Aretha Franklin performs at Radio City Music Hall in February 2012 in New York City. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images hide caption

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World Cafe Pays Tribute to Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin performs onstage at the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 2017. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour Remembers Aretha Franklin

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