Aretha Franklin Biography: Age, Net Worth, Instagram, Spouse, Height, Wiki, Parents, Siblings, Songs, Death

July 1, 2024 0 Posted By Gift Nworie

Aretha Louise Franklin, widely acclaimed as the “Queen of Soul,” was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist whose extraordinary talent and soulful vocals cemented her legacy as one of music history’s most influential and revered artists.


  • Full Name: Aretha Louise Franklin.
  • Stage Name: Aretha Franklin
  • Born: March 25, 1942.
  • Death date:16 August 2018.
  • Age: 76 years old.
  • Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States.
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Pianist.
  • Height: 1.65m
  • Parent: Barbara (née Siggers) and Clarence LaVaughn “C. L.” Franklin.
  • Siblings: Erma Franklin, Aretha Franklin, and Cecil Franklin.
  • Spouse: Glynn Turman, Ted White  
  • Children: Kecalf Cunningham, Clarence Franklin, Teddy Richards, and Edward Franklin.
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $80 million.

Early Life And Education

Aretha Louise Franklin, the legendary “Queen of Soul,” was born on March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. She was the daughter of Barbara (née Siggers) and Clarence LaVaughn “C.

L.” Franklin, and she had two sisters, Erma Franklin and Aretha Franklin, and a brother, Cecil Franklin. Franklin went on to attend the prestigious Juilliard School and Northern Senior High School.


Aretha Franklin’s musical journey began at a young age, as she showcased her powerful vocals and piano skills while singing gospel in her father’s church. At 18, Franklin signed with Columbia Records and released several gospel and pop albums.

A pivotal move to Atlantic Records in 1967 marked a turning point in her career. Her soulful voice exploded on hits like “Respect,” which became an anthem of empowerment for the Civil Rights Movement and feminism.

A string of classics followed, including “Think,” “Chain of Fools,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” solidifying her reign as the “Queen of Soul.” Franklin continued to produce chart-topping hits throughout the 70s and 80s, even after leaving Atlantic Records.

She won a staggering 18 Grammy Awards, the first eight awarded for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In 1987, she became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a testament to her iconic status.

Social Media

Aretha Franklin has no social media account.

Personal Life

Aretha Franklin was married twice. Her first marriage to Ted White in 1961 was marred by domestic abuse and ended in divorce in 1969. Her second marriage to actor Glynn Turman in 1978 also ended in separation.

Aretha Franklin had four children — Kecalf Cunningham, Clarence Franklin, Teddy Richards, and Edward Franklin. Aretha Franklin passed away on August 16, 2018, at 76, in Detroit, Michigan, United States.


Studio albums

  • Aretha: With the Ray Bryant Combo
  •   The Electrifying Aretha Franklin
  • The Tender, the moving, the Swinging  
  • Aretha Franklin
  •   Laughing on the Outside
  •   Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah
  • Washington  
  • Running’Out of Fools  
  •   Yeah!!!  
  •   Soul Sister  
  • Take It Like You Give It  
  • I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You  
  • Aretha Arrives  
  • Lady Soul
  • Aretha Now  
  • Lady Soul  
  • Aretha Now  
  • Soul ”69
  • Soft and Beautiful  
  • This GGirl’sin Love with You  
  • Spirit in the Dark  
  • Young, Gifted & Black
  • Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)  
  • Let Me in Your Life
  • With Everything I Feel in Me  
  • You
  • Sparkle soundtrack)
  • Sweet Passion

Net Worth

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “queen of Soul,” passed away in August 2018 at the age of 76. At her death, Franklin’s net worth was around $80 million.

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