American music icon Aretha Franklin – the long-reigning, 18-time GRAMMY Award-winning “Queen of Soul” – returns to NJPAC’s Prudential Hall with an electrifying concert that will draw on six decades of her classic hits.
Franklin’s incredible musical legacy began with her first recording as a teenage gospel star. Since then, this legendary artist has produced a non-stop list of hits – chart-toppers like “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” and “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You),” self-penned compositions like “Think,” “Daydreaming” and “Call Me,” her definitive versions of “Respect” and “I Say a Little Prayer,” as well as later titles like “Freeway of Love,” “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?” and “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me),” her international smash hit duet with George Michael.
Throughout her career, Franklin’s powerful, gospel-honed vocal style has influenced countless singers across multiple generations, earning her Rolling Stone magazine’s No. 1 placement on the list of “The Greatest Singers of All Time.” Franklin is also the recipient of the U.S.A.’s highest civilian honor – the Presidential Medal of Freedom – as well as a Kennedy Center Honor and the American National Medal of Arts Award.