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Aretha Franklin Vows Never to Retire From Music

Aretha Franklin won't be quitting the music business anytime soon. After battling an undisclosed illness earlier this year and later shedding 85 pounds, the Queen of Soul has revealed that she's got music on her mind in anticipation of the release of her latest album, 'Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love,' in stores today.

The 69-year-old icon explained that she's got many mo

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Biopics We Wish Would Happen & Stars We’d Want to Star in Them

With Fantasia gearing up to play gospel legend Mahalia Jackson and casting soon to begin on a Tupac Shakur biopic, the BoomBox got to thinking about other iconic musicians whose lives deserve the big-screen treatment. What follows is a list of 10

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Aretha Franklin Planning Lavish 69th Birthday Bash

After recovering from a mystery illness late last year, Aretha Franklin is ready to kick her heels up and have a good time for her birthday.

According to reports, the Queen of Soul is planning an ultra exclusive bash celebrating her 69th birthday. Franklin is said to be having the party at an undisclosed luxury h

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Aretha Franklin Denies Gastric Bypass Rumors

Aretha Franklin has denied reports that her drastic weight loss is due to gastric bypass surgery.

The legendary soul singer, who was recently honored at the Grammy Awards, underwent surgery for a mystery illness back in Decembe

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Aretha Franklin Taps R. Kelly for 38th Album

After successfully overcoming an undisclosed ailment, Aretha Franklin is ready to pick up where she left off. The Queen of Soul is gearing up to release her 38th studio album 'Aretha: Woman Falling out of Love' on May 3, with eccentric songwriter R. Kelly tapped to lend his songwriting abilities to the new LP.

The album, which

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Aretha Franklin Feels ‘Right on the Money,’ Plots Return

Just days after she was honored at the Grammys for, you know, just being herself, Aretha Franklin has announced that she is ready to take back her crown as the Queen of Soul. Following emergency surgery and hospital visits last December, Franklin cleared her schedule, prompting

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Aretha Franklin Returns Home From Hospital

Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin has returned home for the holidays, where she will recover from her recent surgery.

"I've been at home for almost three days now," Aretha said in a statement. "My family and friends who brought me home are taking great care o

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Aretha Franklin Diagnosed With Cancer

A week after undergoing surgery for an unknown illness, it has been reported that legendary singer Aretha Franklin has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and may have less than a year to live.

While her surgery was dubbed "highly successful," FOX

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Aretha Franklin Responds to Son’s Beating

In an effort to clear up several inaccuracies regarding the incident, revered soul singer Aretha Franklin has finally made a public statement regarding the brutal beating of her 52-year old son, Eddie Franklin.

The eighteen-time Grammy-winning singer disclosed tha

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Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin to Be Crowned Apollo Legends

Almost a year after his death from acute Propofol intoxication, Michael Jackson will be inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame during the Harlem theater's Annual Spring Benefit on June 14.

Jackson will be honored along with the Queen of Soul, Aretha

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