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A Different World is an American sitcom (and a spin-off of The Cosby Show) that aired for six seasons on NBC from September 24, 1987 to July 9, 1993.
A Rose is Still a Rose is the thirty-seventh studio album by American recording artist Aretha Franklin.
"A Rose Is Still a Rose" is a 1998 single written and produced by Lauryn Hill and recorded and released by singer Aretha Franklin off the album of the same name.
Aaron Neville (born January 24, 1941) is an American R&B and soul singer and musician.
Access, formerly Access Hollywood, is an American weekday television entertainment news program that premiered on September 9, 1996.
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988) is an English singer and songwriter.
The Adult Contemporary chart is published weekly by Billboard magazine and lists the most popular songs on adult contemporary radio stations in the United States.
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" is an R&B/soul song written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson in 1966 for the Tamla label, a division of Motown.
"Ain't No Way" is a song written by singer-songwriter Carolyn Franklin and sung by her elder sister Aretha Franklin as the B-side to her 1968 hit, "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone".
Albertina Walker (&ndash) was an American gospel singer, songwriter, actress, and humanitarian.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
Almighty Fire is the twenty-seventh studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, released on April 13, 1978 by Atlantic Records.
Amazing Grace is the third live album by American singer Aretha Franklin.
American Idol is an American singing competition television series created by Simon Fuller, produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, and distributed by FremantleMedia North America.
"Angel" is a soul ballad recorded by American singer Aretha Franklin.
Aretha is the twenty-ninth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on September 30, 1980 by Arista Records.
Aretha is the thirty-fourth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, originally released in 1986, on Arista Records.
Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics is the forty-first studio album by American recording artist Aretha Franklin and was released on October 17, 2014.
Aretha Live at Fillmore West is the second live album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on May 19, 1971 by Atlantic Records.
Aretha Now is the fifteenth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, released on June 14, 1968, by Atlantic Records.
Aretha: A Woman Falling Out Of Love is the fortieth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, her second since leaving Arista Records.
Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo is the second studio album by American singer songwriter, Aretha Franklin, released on February 27, 1961 by Columbia Records.
Arista Records, Inc. was a major American record label.
The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.
Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American major record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson.
"Baby I Love You" is a popular song by R&B singer Aretha Franklin.
Kenneth Brian Edmonds (born April 10, 1959), known professionally as Babyface, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
The Baltimore Afro-American, commonly known as The Afro, is a weekly newspaper published in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.
Barbara Vernice Franklin (née Siggers; June 29, 1917 – March 7, 1952) was the mother of American singer–songwriter Aretha Franklin and wife of C. L. Franklin, the African-American Baptist minister of New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan.
Battle Records was an American independent record label, founded as J.V.B. Records in Detroit, Michigan, United States, by the record shop owner Joe Von Battle in 1948.
Berklee College of Music, located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, is the largest independent college of contemporary music in the world.
Berry Gordy III (known professionally as Berry Gordy Jr., born November 28, 1929) is an American record executive, record producer, songwriter, film producer and television producer.
Bethune–Cookman University (B–CU), formerly Bethune–Cookman College (B–CC), is a private, co-ed, historically black university located in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
Black Rodeo is a 1972 documentary by filmmaker Jeff Kanew.
Bloomfield Hills is a city located in Metro Detroit's northern suburbs in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan, 20.2 miles (32.5 km) northwest of downtown Detroit.
Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
Blues Brothers 2000 is a 1998 American musical comedy film that is a sequel to the 1980 film The Blues Brothers, written and produced by John Landis and Dan Aykroyd.
"Break It to Me Gently" is a pop song written by blues musician Joe Seneca with lyrics by Diane Lampert.
"Bridge over Troubled Water" is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel.
Brown University is a private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.
Buffalo is the second largest city in the state of New York and the 81st most populous city in the United States.
Clarence LaVaughn Franklin (born Clarence LaVaughn Walker; January 22, 1915 – July 27, 1984), better known as Bishop C. L. Franklin or The Reverend C. L. Franklin, was an American Baptist minister and civil rights activist.
The Call and Post (or Call & Post) is an African-American weekly newspaper, based in Cleveland, Ohio.
"Call Me" is a song recorded and written by American Soul singer Aretha Franklin.
Career management is the combination of structured planning and the active management choice of one's own professional career.
Carole King (born Carol Joan Klein, February 9, 1942) is an American composer and singer-songwriter.
Carolyn Ann Franklin (May 13, 1944 – April 25, 1988) was an American singer–songwriter.
"Chain of Fools" is a song written by Don Covay.
The Chicago Sun-Times is a daily newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Child abandonment is the practice of relinquishing interests and claims over one's offspring in an extralegal way with the intent of never again resuming or reasserting guardianship over them.
Charles "Cholly" Atkins (September 30, 1913 – April 19, 2003) was an American dancer and vaudeville performer, who later became noted as the house choreographer for the various artists on the Motown label.
Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality.
Emily "Cissy" Houston (née Drinkard; born September 30, 1933) is an American soul and gospel singer.
Civil and political rights are a class of rights that protect individuals' freedom from infringement by governments, social organizations, and private individuals.
The civil rights movement (also known as the African-American civil rights movement, American civil rights movement and other terms) was a decades-long movement with the goal of securing legal rights for African Americans that other Americans already held.
Clara Mae Ward (April 21, 1924 – January 16, 1973) was an American gospel artist who achieved great artistic and commercial success during the 1940s and 1950s, as leader of The Famous Ward Singers.
The City of the Village of Clarkston, or Clarkston, is a small city located in Oakland County, Michigan.
Clive Jay Davis (born April 4, 1932) is an American record producer, A&R executive and music industry executive.
Clyde Otis (September 11, 1924 – January 8, 2008), born in Prentiss, Mississippi, United States, was an American songwriter and record producer, best known for his collaboration with singer Brook Benton, and for being one of the first African-American A&R executives at a major label.
Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.
Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954) is an American political scientist and diplomat.
Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, and one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music.
Brian Joseph Burton (born July 29, 1977), better known by his stage name Danger Mouse, is an American musician, songwriter and record producer.
"Day Dreaming" is a soul single by American singer Aretha Franklin.
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (nicknamed the GOP for Grand Old Party).
Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.
Marie Dionne Warwick (born December 12, 1940) is an American singer, actress and television show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health.
"Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" (also written "Do Right Woman — Do Right Man") is a single by Aretha Franklin.
The degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (D.H.L.; or L.H.D.) is almost always conferred as an honorary degree, usually to those students who have distinguished themselves in areas other than science, government, literature or religion, which are awarded degrees of Doctor of Science, Doctor of Laws, Doctor of Letters, or Doctor of Divinity, respectively.
Doctor of Law or Doctor of Laws is a degree in law.
Domestic violence (also named domestic abuse or family violence) is violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation.
"Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" is a song written by Ahmet Ertegün and by the wife of Ben E. King, Betty Nelson.
Doo-wop is a genre of rhythm and blues music that was developed in African-American communities in the East Coast of the United States in the 1940s, achieving mainstream popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s.
DownBeat (stylized DOWNBEAT) is an American magazine devoted to "jazz, blues and beyond", the last word indicating its expansion beyond the jazz realm which it covered exclusively in previous years.
Malcolm John Rebennack (born November 21, 1940), better known by his stage name Dr.
Ebony is a monthly magazine for the African-American market.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.
Encino is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California, United States.
Erma Vernice Franklin (March 13, 1938 – September 7, 2002) was an American Gospel and R&B singer.
Eurythmics were a British music duo consisting of members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart.
A fad diet or diet cult is a diet that makes promises of weight loss or other health advantages such as longer life without backing by solid science, and in many cases are characterized by highly restrictive or unusual food choices.
FAME (Florence Alabama Music Enterprises) Studios are located at 603 East Avalon Avenue in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, an area of northern Alabama known as the Shoals.
The feminist movement (also known as the women's movement, or simply feminism) refers to a series of political campaigns for reforms on issues such as reproductive rights, domestic violence, maternity leave, equal pay, women's suffrage, sexual harassment, and sexual violence, all of which fall under the label of feminism and the feminist movement.
Fillmore West was a historic rock and roll music venue in San Francisco, California which became famous under the direction of concert promoter Bill Graham from 1968-1971.
The first inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States took place on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.
Florence Leontine Mary Welch (born 28 August 1986) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and producer, best known as the vocalist and songwriter of the indie rock band Florence and the Machine.
"Freeway of Love" is a Grammy Award-winning hit song released as the first single from Aretha Franklin's Platinum-certified 1985 album Who's Zoomin' Who? produced by Narada Michael Walden.
George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016), known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! He was widely known for his work in the 1980s and 1990s, including hit singles such as "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Last Christmas", and albums such as Faith (1987) and Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990).
"Get It Right" is a soulful boogie song written by Luther Vandross and Marcus Miller which was an R&B hit for Aretha Franklin in 1983.
Glynn Russell Turman (born January 31, 1947) is an American stage, television, and film actor as well as a writer, director, and producer.
Gospel music is a genre of Christian music.
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) was founded in 1964 for the purpose of supporting and promoting the development of all forms of Gospel music.
The Gospel Music Hall of Fame, created in 1971 by the Gospel Music Association, is a Hall of Fame dedicated exclusively to recognizing meaningful contributions by individuals and groups in all forms of gospel music.
The Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (previously called Best Rhythm and Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female) was an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to female recording artists for quality R&B songs.
The Grammy Legend Award, or the Grammy Living Legend Award, is a special award of merit given to recording artists by the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.
The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by The Recording Academy to "performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording." This award is distinct from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific recordings rather than individuals, and the Grammy Trustees Award, which honors non-performers.
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Henry Ford Hospital (HFH) is an 877-bed tertiary care hospital, education and research complex at the western edge of the New Center area in Detroit, Michigan.
Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) is the twenty-first studio album by American singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin.
A hierophant (ἱεροφάντης) is a person who brings religious congregants into the presence of that which is deemed holy.
"Hold On, I'm Comin (officially registered as "Hold On, I'm Coming", and shown on the original single release as "Hold On! I'm a Comin) is a 1966 single recorded by soul duo Sam & Dave, issued on the Atlantic-distributed Stax label in 1966.
Hollywood A Go-Go was a Los Angeles-based music variety show that ran in syndication in the mid-1960s.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
Honorific nicknames in popular music are terms used, most often in the media or by fans, to indicate the significance of an artist, and are often religious, familial, or (most frequently) royal and aristocratic titles, used metaphorically.
The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop/Rap Songs is a record chart that ranks the most popular R&B and hip hop songs in the United States and is published weekly by Billboard.
"I Can't Turn You Loose" is a song written and first recorded by American soul singer Otis Redding.
"I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" is a Grammy Award-winning number-one song recorded by Aretha Franklin and George Michael as a duet in 1987.
"I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" is a 1967 soul single released by American recording artist Aretha Franklin.
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You is the eleventh studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin.
"I Say a Little Prayer" is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for Dionne Warwick, originally peaking at number four on the U.S. ''Billboard'' Hot 100 pop singles chart in December 1967.
"I'm in Love" is a song written by Bobby Womack in the 1960s in response to some of the criticism he had been receiving after marrying the widow of the recently deceased Sam Cooke.
Sister Inez Andrews born Inez McConico (April 14, 1929 – December 19, 2012) and better known as Inez Andrews was an American gospel singer, songwriter and recording artist.
Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an American soul singer and performer.
James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader.
The Reverend Dr.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.
Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an American singer, actress, and spokesperson.
Gerald "Jerry" Wexler (January 10, 1917 – August 15, 2008) was a music journalist-turned music producer, and was one of the main record industry players behind music from the 1950s through the 1980s.
Jet is a magazine, currently in digital format, marketed to African-American readers.
Jewels In The Crown is a duets compilation album by American Soul singer Aretha Franklin.
Jillian "Jill" Scott (born April 4, 1972) is an American singer-songwriter, model, poet and actress.
The song "Jimmy Lee" was a hit single by American singer Aretha Franklin.
John Henry Hammond II (December 15, 1910 – July 10, 1987) was an American record producer, civil rights activist, and music critic from the 1930s to the early 1980s.
Jump To It is the thirty-first studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, produced by Luther Vandross and released in the summer of 1982.
"Jump to It" is a classic 1982 song by American recording artist Aretha Franklin.
"Jumpin' Jack Flash" is a song by English rock band the Rolling Stones, released as a single in 1968.
The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture (although recipients do not need to be U.S. citizens).
Curtis Ousley (February 7, 1934 – August 13, 1971), who performed under the stage name King Curtis, was an American saxophonist known for rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, blues, funk and soul jazz.
La Diva is the twenty-eighth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on September 6, 1979 by Atlantic Records.
Lady Soul is the fourteenth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on January 22, 1968, by Atlantic Records.
Las Vegas (Spanish for "The Meadows"), officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County.
Late Show with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS, the first iteration of the ''Late Show'' franchise.
Lauryn Noelle Hill (born May 26, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress.
Legacy Recordings is an American record label that is a division of Sony Music.
Singer Aretha Franklin has been honored with many awards and nominations.
This list includes music artists with claims of 75 million or more record sales.
This is a comprehensive listing that highlights significant achievements and milestones based upon ''Billboard'' magazine's singles charts, most notably the ''Billboard'' Hot 100.
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Music recording certifications are typically awarded by the global music industry based on the total units sold, streamed, or shipped to retailers.
The National Medal of Arts is an award and title created by the United States Congress in 1984, for the purpose of honoring artists and patrons of the arts.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, established in 1983 and located in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, is dedicated to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential musicians, bands, producers, and others that have in some major way influenced the music industry, particularly in the area of rock and roll.
A signature song is the one song (or, in some cases, one of a few songs) that a popular and well-established recording artist or band is most closely identified with or best known for, even if they have had success with a variety of other songs.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
Love All The Hurt Away is the thirtieth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, the singer's second release for Arista Records.
Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (12 October 19356 September 2007) was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.
Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
Mahalia Jackson (October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer.
Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.
Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968.
Martina Mariea McBride (née Schiff, born July 29, 1966) is an American country music singer-songwriter and record producer.
Mavis Staples (born July 10, 1939) is an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress, and civil rights activist.
Memphis is a city located along the Mississippi River in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee.
Michael McDonald (born February 12, 1952) is an American singer, songwriter, keyboardist and record producer.
Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States.
MotorCity Casino Hotel is a casino and hotel in Detroit, Michigan.
Motown is an American record company.
Muscle Shoals is a 2013 documentary film about FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, also known as the Swampers, is a group of American studio musicians playing soul, R&B, rock and roll and country, based in the city of Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Muscle Shoals is the largest city in Colbert County, Alabama, United States.
The MusiCares Person of the Year is an award presented annually by MusiCares (the charity arm of The Recording Academy), the same organization that distributes the Grammy Awards, to commend musicians for their artistic achievement in the music industry and dedication to philanthropy.
"My Country, 'Tis of Thee", also known as "America", is an American patriotic song, whose lyrics were written by Samuel Francis Smith.
Natalie Maria Cole (February 6, 1950 – December 31, 2015) was an American singer, voice actress, songwriter, and actress.
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) is an Indian television media company founded in 1988 by Radhika Roy, a journalist.
"" (English: "None shall sleep") is an aria from the final act of Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot and one of the best-known tenor arias in all opera.
New Bethel Baptist Church is a Baptist church located at 8430 C. L. Franklin Boulevard (also called Linwood Street) in Detroit, Michigan.
The New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) in Boston, Massachusetts, is the oldest independent school of music in the United States, and it is widely recognized as one of the country's most distinguished music schools.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
NPR Music is a project of National Public Radio, an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization, that launched in November 2007 to present public radio music programming and original editorial content for music discovery.
Ogg is a free, open container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation.
One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism is a 1987 gospel album recorded by Aretha Franklin, for Arista Records.
"One Step Ahead" is a song by American soul singer Aretha Franklin.
"Operation Heartbreak" is a song written by Al Kasha, Alan Thomas, and Curtis Williams and performed by Aretha Franklin.
Otis Ray Redding Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, and talent scout.
Pancreatic cancer arises when cells in the pancreas, a glandular organ behind the stomach, begin to multiply out of control and form a mass.
Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards known professionally as Patti LaBelle, (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944), is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur.
Planet Hollywood Las Vegas (formerly Aladdin) is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.
The President of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is—along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal—the highest civilian award of the United States.
Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey.
Promiscuity is the practice of having casual sex frequently with different partners or being indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners.
Quincy Delight Jones Jr. (born March 14, 1933), also known as "Q", is an American musician and record producer.
RCA Records (formerly legally traded as the RCA Records Label) is an American record label owned by Sony Music, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
"Respect" is a song written and originally released by American recording artist Otis Redding in 1965.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.
Richie Unterberger (born 1962) is an American author and journalist whose focus is popular music and travel writing.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, recognizes and archives the history of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have had some major influence on the development of rock and roll.
"Rock Steady" is a song written and performed by Aretha Franklin and released in 1971, from the album Young, Gifted and Black.
"Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody" is a popular song written by Jean Schwartz, with lyrics by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young.
"Rolling in the Deep" is a song recorded by British singer Adele for her second studio album, 21.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
"The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time" is a special issue published by the American magazine Rolling Stone in two parts in 2004 and 2005, and updated in 2011.
The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London, which has held the Proms concerts annually each summer since 1941.
A Royal Command Performance in the United Kingdom is any performance by actors or musicians that occurs at the direction or request of a reigning monarch.
Sam & Dave were an American soul and R&B duo who performed together from 1961 until 1981.
Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.
Secular music (non-religious) and sacred music were the two main genres of Western music during the Middle Ages and Renaissance era.
"Share Your Love with Me" is a song written by Alfred Braggs and Deadric Malone.
Shelby is a city in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States.
Shindig! was an American musical variety series which aired on ABC from September 16, 1964 to January 8, 1966.
Showbiz 411.com is an American entertainment industry news and film review site, created and edited by Roger Friedman.
William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive.
So Damn Happy is the thirty-eighth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin.
"Something He Can Feel" is a song composed by Curtis Mayfield for the 1976 motion picture Sparkle.
Songs of Faith is the debut studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released in 1956 by JVB/Battle Records.
Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is a Japanese-owned global music conglomerate owned by Sony and incorporated as a general partnership of Sony Music Holdings Inc. through Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. (in Japanese), Sony Corporation The company was first founded in 1929 as American Record Corporation and renamed Columbia Recording Corporation in 1938, following its acquisition by the Columbia Broadcasting System. In 1966, the company was reorganized to become CBS Records, and Sony Corporation bought the company in 1988, renaming it under its current name in 1991. In 2004, Sony and Bertelsmann established a 50-50 joint venture called Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which transferred the businesses of Sony Music and Bertelsmann Music Group into one entity. However, in 2008, Sony acquired Bertelsmann's stake, and the company reverted to the SME name shortly after; the buyout allowed Sony to acquire all of BMG's labels, including former Columbia Pictures subsidiary Arista Records as well as RCA Records, and led to the dissolution of BMG, which instead relaunched as BMG Rights Management. Sony Music Entertainment is the second largest of the "Big Three" record companies in the world, behind Universal Music Group (UMG) and ahead of Warner Music Group (WMG). Sony's music publishing division is the world's largest music publisher after the acquisition of EMI. It also owns SYCO Entertainment, which operates some of the world's most successful reality TV format including Got Talent and The X Factor.
Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is an African-American civil rights organization.
"Spanish Harlem" is a song released by Ben E. King in 1960 on Atco Records, written by Jerry Leiber and Phil Spector, and produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
Sparkle is a 1976 American musical drama film directed by Sam O'Steen and released by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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Spirit in the Dark is the nineteenth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on August 24, 1970 by Atlantic Records.
In music, a standard is a musical composition of established popularity, considered part of the "standard repertoire" of one or several genres.
A standing ovation is a form of applause where members of a seated audience stand up while applauding after extraordinary performances of particularly high acclaim.
The Sun-Sentinel is the main daily newspaper of Broward County, Florida.
Super Bowl XL was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Seattle Seahawks and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2005 season.
Sweet Passion is the twenty-sixth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin.
"Take My Hand, Precious Lord" (a.k.a. "Precious Lord, Take My Hand") is a gospel song.
The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis.
The Caravans were a gospel music group that was started in 1947 by Robert Anderson.
The Detroit News is one of the two major newspapers in the U.S. city of Detroit, Michigan.
The Electrifying Aretha Franklin is the third studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on March 19, 1962 by Columbia Records.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Oakland Press is a daily newspaper published in Oakland County, Michigan with headquarters in Pontiac.
The Recording Academy (formerly the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences or NARAS) is a U.S. organization of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other recording professionals.
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London, England, in 1962.
The Soul Stirrers are an American gospel music group, whose career spans over eighty years.
"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States.
The Sweet Inspirations were an American R&B girl group founded by Emily "Cissy" Houston (née Drinkard), mother of Whitney Houston, and sister of Lee Warrick (herself the mother of well-known sisters Dee Dee and Dionne Warwick).
The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin is the fourth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on August 13, 1962 by Columbia Records.
The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.
The Zen of Bennett is a 2012 American documentary film that depicts the life of jazz singer Tony Bennett.
"Think" is a song performed by American singer Aretha Franklin.
This Christmas is the thirty-ninth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
"Today I Sing the Blues" is a song written by Curtis Lewis and performed by Aretha Franklin.
The UK Music Hall of Fame was an awards ceremony to honour musicians, of any nationality, for their lifetime contributions to music in the United Kingdom.
The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, U of M, or UMich), often simply referred to as Michigan, is a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)" is a song written by Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, and Stevie Wonder. The song was originally recorded by Stevie Wonder in 1967, but his version was not released as a single and did not appear on an album until 1977's anthology Looking Back. The most well-known version of this song is the 1973 release by Aretha Franklin, who had a million-selling, top 10 hit, on both the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 and Billboard's R&B chart. The song reached No. 1 on the R&B chart and No. 3 on the Hot 100 chart in 1974. It became an RIAA gold record. With this peak at number three, Franklin became the first artist in the history of the Hot 100 chart to have a hit song peak at each position from one to ten on the chart. To date, only three other artists have achieved this feat: Marvin Gaye in 1983, Madonna in 1996, and Taylor Swift in 2015. Aretha's version of the song was ranked by Billboard as the No. 11 song for 1974. The song's subject tells of their abandonment by their partner, but declares their determination to contact and win their partner back.
Vocal jazz or jazz singing is an instrumental approach to the voice, where the singer can match the instruments in their stylistic approach to the lyrics, improvised or otherwise, or through scat singing; that is, the use of non-morphemic syllables to imitate the sound of instruments.
Wayne State University (WSU) is a public research university located in Detroit, Michigan.
The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer and actress.
"Who's Zoomin' Who" is a song performed by Aretha Franklin and released as a single in 1985, from the album of the same name.
Who's Zoomin' Who? is the thirty-third studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, originally released in the summer of 1985, on Arista Records.
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, (originally known as the Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts and simply known as Wolf Trap) is a performing arts center located on of national park land in Fairfax County, Virginia, near the town of Vienna.
"Won't Be Long" is a song written by J. Leslie McFarland and performed by Aretha Franklin.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut.
Yolanda Yvette Adams (born August 27, 1961) is an American gospel singer, record producer, actress, and former radio host of her own nationally syndicated morning gospel show.
"You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)" is a popular song.
Young, Gifted and Black is the twentieth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on January 24, 1972, by Atlantic Records.
"(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone" is a classic song by R&B singer Aretha Franklin.
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" is a 1967 single released by American soul singer Aretha Franklin on the Atlantic label.
This article includes an overview of the events and trends in popular music in the 1960s.
This article includes an overview of the major events and trends in popular music in the 1970s.
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1998, at Radio City Music Hall, New York City.
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, on February 10, 2008.
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 13, 2011, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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