Aretha Franklin Announces Retirement
At the age of 74, the Queen of Soul is taking a bow. Aretha Franklin has announced that she is planning to retire this year. Franklin says she will make one more album, with several tracks produced by Stevie Wonder. The singer adds that she will otherwise limit herself to “some select things, maybe one a month, for six months out of the year” as she devotes more time to her grandchildren. She adds,
This will be my last year. I will be recording, but this will be my last year in concert. This is it. I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from, and where it is now.
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