Aretha Franklin is one of the most iconic singers to ever live and the Queen of Soul delivered several memorable performances throughout her illustrious career.

Throughout her nearly 60-year career, she has performed for Queen Elizabeth, prompted tears from Barack Obama, inspired countless artists and fans across the globe and delivered the undeniably impactful anthem with her 1967 hit “Respect.”

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Check out a few of the most memorable performances from one of the most powerful voices of our time:


Franklin’s signature song “Respect,” earned her a Grammy and became an anthem for those fighting for equality and this performance of the song in Amsterdam in 1968 shows she was destined for greatness.