Aretha Franklin, the famous jazz singer

Publisher and Website's Purpose

I am Amy and I am a sixth grader at Holman Middle School. I decided to do a biography on Aretha Franklin. I decided to do the biography on Aretha Franklin because she is a famous singer and I love to sing. She also inspires other people to become singers. Some facts that I learned about her is that she is a famous jazz/blues singer. Some of her most famous songs by her is Respect, Freeway of Love and I Say a Little Prayer.

This is a picture of Aretha Franklin when she was in her teens!

Description

Some of the things about Aretha Franklin worth mentioning are: she was born on March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee. Aretha performed in gospel programs with her dad. She is known as a vocal prodigy and was very talented at a very early age. She moved to New York to work on her first blues-jazz album. In addition, Aretha practiced by herself to sing. Her dad was very musical and loved to sing. For instance, Aretha was taught by her dad on how to play the piano. Also, she played the piano very nicely. Because of the effort in her childhood, she has won 18 Grammy Awards.

This is the picture of Aretha winning a Grammy Award.

Cause and Effect

She has worked very hard when she was a kid in music. She learned piano from her dad. She practiced singing everyday. When she was a child she was known as a child prodigy which means you were gifted at music from a very young age. She performed in gospel programs with her dad and since she definitely took music seriously, she has won 18 Grammy Awards. She is known as a vocal prodigy. She has performed at many shows and concerts. She is also one of the most honored artists in Grammy history. As a result of what she has done in childhood days, she is now known as the Queen of Soul or the Soul of Music.

This is a picture of Aretha Franklin singing at a concert.

Chronological

Aretha Franklin was born on March 25, 1942 in Memphis Tennessee. When Aretha was six, her parents separated and Aretha stayed with her dad. Her dad was a gospel singer and he performed in a church. Aretha got interested and joined him. When everyone saw her sing, they thought she had a powerful and beautiful voice. When Aretha grew older, she moved to New York in 1960 to make her first jazz album. It was a big hit. In 1968, Aretha won her first Grammy Award. She was put in the Rock and Roll of Fame in 1987. In 1992, she was known as the Queen Of Soul. Aretha has made great hit songs and it was a huge success.

This picture shows Aretha winning one of her Grammy Awards.

Citations

"Britannica School." Britannica School. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2015.

"Aretha Franklin's Career Is Reborn." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2015.

Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 11 Jan. 2015.

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Aretha is a beautiful singer and she should never be forgotten!

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LOVE the picture you made!

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It was a creative idea to include a picture of when she was younger

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I love the picture you made!

2 years ago
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I love your website, the pictures are really cool!

2 years ago
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How was her love life, did she marry a man that loved music like she did as well?

2 years ago
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when did she start playing piano?

2 years ago
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Cool website

2 years ago
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She seems like a super nice person! It must of been really fun to make this website about her!

2 years ago
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What did her mother do???

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Was she an only child? Also, I LOVE your pictures.