Opinions & Features March 02, 2020 at 11:30 am

These black talented women topped the charts with their great hits

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

Novieku Babatunde Adeola March 02, 2020 at 11:30 am

March 02, 2020 at 11:30 am | Opinions & Features

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Aretha Franklin

Franklin started her singing career in 1956 when she recorded her earliest tracks. Regarded as a child prodigy, she was a self-taught musician lauded for her booming and unique voice.

Her highly successful career, spanning several decades, saw her bag several awards and honours. Notable among them include receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, receiving several Grammy Awards, receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, ranking first on Rolling Stone’s list of Greatest Singers of All Time, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (she became the first woman in history to achieve such a feat), among others.

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