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Soul singer Aretha Franklin poses for a portrait in 1964. Michael Ochs Archives/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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In Memoriam 2018: The Musicians We Lost

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Childish Gambino (left) performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival. Rosalía speaks onstage during the 19th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. Janelle Monae performs in Los Angeles in June and Kacey Musgraves performs at the 2018 Stagecoach Festival in April. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia; David Becker/Getty Images for LARAS; Kevin Winter/Getty Images; Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Stagecoach hide caption

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All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2018

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Aretha Franklin, pictured during a television appearance in January 1972, the same month in which the project Amazing Grace was recorded. ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images hide caption

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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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Aretha Franklin's homegoing service was held at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. This sign sat on a hearse outside of the church. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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A Funeral Fit For A 'Queen'

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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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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 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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