Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer and songwriter. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister. In 1960, at the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but achieving only modest success. After signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success. By the end of the 1960s she was being called "The Queen of Soul".

Her song "Respect" was featured in Bill Nye the Science Guy (as "Recycle"), More American Graffiti, That Darn Cat and Bicentennial Man.

Her Song "Who's Zooming now" was featured in Paris is Burning.

Her song "A Deeper Love" was featured in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.

Her song "Think" was featured in Operation Dumbo Drop.

Her song "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone" was featured in Bicentennial Man.

Her song "Rock Steady" was featured in High Fidelity.

Her song "Sister are Doin' it Themselves" was featured in High Heels and Low Lifes.

Her song "Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive" was featured in The Last Shot.

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