Queen of Soul

Just days after she was honored at the Grammys, Aretha Franklin has announced that she is returning to the stage on May 28th. The Queen of Soul told the Associated Press that she is operating at “150 percent,” and she scheduled her first post-surgery concert for May 28 in Buffalo, N.Y. Earlier that month, she […]

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin recently sat down with Jet magazine and spoke about why she hasn’t addressed the news reports of her health. Aretha told the mag: “I am not one to do a lot of talking about my personal health or business. Not too much, not too much. There are a lot […]

Recovering at home from her recent surgery, Aretha Franklin says she’s up and about – and feeling better, too. “I feel great,” she tells JET in a new interview, adding that doctors want her to recuperate for eight weeks. “The doctors say I can do whatever I feel like I am up to do. Of […]

After undergoing surgery for an undisclosed ailment earlier this month, Aretha Franklin, was discharged from a Detroit hospital earlier this week, according to a statement released Wednesday. “I’ve been at home for almost three days now,” says Franklin, 68, in the statement. “My family and friends who brought me home are taking great care of […]

After undergoing surgery for an unreported illness last week, many people feared the worst for Aretha Franklin’s health.

The public still doesn’t know what’s ailing Aretha Franklin, but she’s “recovering and her spirits are high” after surgery for the undisclosed health issue, according to her friend, civil rights leader Jesse Jackson. “She’s doing very well. She’s very prayerful. She’s a woman full of deep religious faith,” Jackson was quoted as telling the Detroit […]

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin is set to undergo a medical procedure today that sparked a prayer vigil in her hometown of Detroit. Franklin was not at the vigil, but she released the following statement: “Thanks to the Detroit City Council for their prayer vigil. And, many thanks to the City for their support. […]

DETROIT — Legendary Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin was released from Sinai Grace Hospital on Saturday, October 30th following a brief stay. The Grammy Award-winning songstress was admitted to the hospital at the recommendation of her doctors. All concert dates and personal appearances for remainder of 2010 and the beginning of next have been […]

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has canceled two upcoming free concerts in Brooklyn, NY after the singer fractured her ribs and complained of abdominal pain after suffering a fall. The singer was also forced to cancel a performance at an upcoming birthday celebration for Harlem congressman Charlie Rangel.

68 years ago today the Queen of Soul was born in Memphis, Tennessee as Aretha Louis Franklin. The soul, jazz and gospel afficionado was ranked #1 in Rolling Stone magazine’s greatest singers of all time.