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Aretha Franklin, one of the most powerful voices of our time, announced she will retire at the end of 2017.

The 74-year-old singer plans to release her last album in September, which will feature Stevie Wonder, she tells Detroit TV station WDIV.

I must tell you, I am retiring this year,” she said.

But don’t worry, even though there will be no more Franklin albums, she isn’t leaving music altogether.

“I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from and where it is now,” Franklin said. “I’ll be pretty much satisfied, but I’m not going to go anywhere and just sit down and do nothing. That wouldn’t be good either.”

Aretha will record her album in Detroit, the city where she grew up. “I keep my business in Detroit, or as close to Detroit as possible,” she said in the interview.

SOURCE: The Guardian

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