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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17 Artists You Probably Didn’t Know Were Influenced By Prince
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1. Maroon 5 has covered Prince’s “Purple Rain”
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2. The Weeknd has always said that Prince has been a huge influence on their vocal sound
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3. Prince can be found in Pharrell’s unique musical style
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4. Bruno Mars has called Prince one of his heroes and has paid tribute to The Purple One a number of times
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5. Usher has said in many interviews that he is influenced by Prince
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6. Janelle Monáe, known for her unique style, teamed up with Prince on the song “Given Em What They Love”
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7. Andre 3000’s style and showmanship is undeniably influenced by Prince
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8. Justin Timberlake, influenced by many legends, wrote a touching tribute to The Purple One on Instagram
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9. Prince is an obvious influence on Miguel who is often called this generation’s Prince
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10. Frank Ocean wrote a Tumblr post speaking to why he is a true Prince fanboy
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11. Soul crooner D’Angelo has covered Prince’s “She’s Always in My Hair”
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12. Alicia Keys not only has been influenced by Prince but she also covered “How Come You Don’t Call Me”
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13. Performer extraordinaire Beyonce has obvious influences on her stage presence from The Purple One
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14. St. Vincent has openly discussed how Prince influenced her debut album.
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15. One-of-a-kind songstress Lady Gaga has said Prince influenced her greatly on her ‘Born This Way’ album
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16. Beck has covered Prince songs many times and has credited him as an influence. Plus, Beck can play over 12 instruments…sound familiar?
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17. Lenny’s musicianship is undenied, just like influencer Prince. Lenny and Prince have even performed together in a battle of the guitars: https://youtu.be/RC34ZcDiCag
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