Detroit’s queen has been posthumously recognized for her greatness.
Aretha Franklin, our city’s shining star that continues to twinkle after her death, was awarded a special Pulitzer on Monday “for her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades,” according to the Pulitzer website.
Franklin joins musicians Bob Dylan, John Coltrane, and Thelonius Monk as a recipient of the “special” designation of this award, and she is the first individual woman to earn the special citation prize since
With over 20 hits that reached No. 1 on the R&B charts, millions of albums sold, and 18 Grammys won, the “Respect” is both deserved and well-earned. We are proud of our Queen of
Aretha, “Since You’ve Been Gone” we’re still “Day Dreaming” of you.
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