Happy birthday to the deceased Queen of Soul. She was not just a singer, but a storyteller. When Aretha sang, it made people feel so good inside because she was a natural woman. Her performances left everyone speechless. Sometimes people fainted after hearing her voice. It was a power in the world. Without Aretha Franklin, there would be no Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mariah, Jennifer Hudson, Brandy, Anita Baker, Jazmine Sullivan, Monica, Fantasia, Kelly Clarkson, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, etc. She was the sweet sound of Amazing Grace. She wasnt a Motown artist, but she was the most important singer in Detroit, Michigan. She one 18 Grammy Awards in her life. When she died on August 16, 2018, it was a turning point in the world. She reshaped not just black history, but American history. Cont.