By Joanne Rosa
Say it ain’t so!
Aretha Franklin told a Detroit TV station that she’s retiring at the end of this year.
Aretha confirmed that she’ll still record new music, but this will be her last year in concert.
After 56 years as a singer and songwriter, we can respect Ms. Franklin wanting to put her feet up and enjoy her life.
The Queen of Soul will go out with a bang. She’s collaborating with Stevie Wonder on her latest album. “Of course, several of the songs are going to be produced by Stevie, and of course there’s only one Stevie, right?”
You’re darn right, Ms. Franklin.
The album is expected to drop in September, with a tour that will last 6 months.
Set an alert on your phone, because this is one tour you won’t wanna miss.
Aretha is a musical icon that has touched generations of people with her music around the world.
She’s an eighteen-time Grammy Award winner, and also received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement and Living Legend award. She received The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the U.S.A.’s highest civilian honor, in 2005. And who can forget her performance at President Obama’s inauguration in 2008?!
Aretha has our heart, and our R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Enjoy your retirement Ms. Franklin.