Born & Raised:
Born: March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Raised in Detroit, Michigan.
She also has four children: the first was Clarence Franklin, whom Aretha gave birth to when she was 14 and named after her father, the Rev. CL Franklin. Next came Edward Franklin, whom she also gave birth to while in her teens. In 1964, Ted White Jr., her son with her first husband, was born. Her youngest son, who was born in 1970, is Kecalf Cunningham. He is Aretha's son with her former road manager, Ken Cunningham.
2008: This Christmas, Aretha
2003: So Damn Happy
1998: A Rose Is Still a Rose
1991: What You See Is What You Sweat
1989: Through the Storm
1985: Who's Zoomin' Who?
1982: Jump to It
1981: Love All the Hurt Away
1974: Let Me in Your Life
1972: Amazing Grace
1972: Young, Gifted and Black
1971: Live at Fillmore West
1970: Spirit in the Dark
1970: This Girl's in Love with You
1969: Soul '69
1968: Aretha Now
1968: Lady Soul
1967: Aretha Arrives
1967: I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
1964: Runnin' Out of Fools
1956: Songs of Faith
2006: Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for "A House Is Not A Home."
2004: Best Traditional R&B Vocal for "Wonderful."
1994: Lifetime Achievement Award.
1991: Living Legend Award.
1989: Best Soul Gospel Performance – Female for One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism.
1988: Best R&B Performance – Duo Or Group with Vocals (with George Michael) for "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)."
1988: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for Aretha.
1986: Best Female R&B Vocal for "Freeway Of Love."
1975: Best Female R&B Vocal for "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing."
1974: Best Female R&B Vocal for "Master Of Eyes."
1973: Best Female R&B Vocal for Young, Gifted and Black.
1973: Best Soul Gospel Performance for Amazing Grace.
1972: Best Female R&B Vocal for "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
1971: Best Female R&B Vocal for "Don't Play That Song For Me."
1970: Best Female R&B Vocal for "Share Your Love With Me."
1969: Best Female R&B Vocal for "Chain Of Fools."
1968: Best Female R&B Vocal for "Respect."
1968: Best Rhythm & Blues Recording for "Respect."