|Aretha is pictured here preparing to perform for the Obamas in 2015 Credit Pete Souza.|
Today, August 16, 2018, the world said farewell to the "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin. Her career spans nearly 5 decades. The Queen of Soul is also the queen of the Billboard charts, leading all female artists for the most career weeks in the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs top 10 chart with 333 weeks, which definitely deserves R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Read more about her unparalleled accomplishments at Billboard.com.