Aretha Franklin is now a Pulitzer Prize winner, and rightfully so. According to a release, the Queen of Soul will be recognized “for her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades.” The legendary honor will make her the first individual woman to receive a special citation prize.
Aretha has sold over 75 million records to date and was the first female performer inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Rolling Stone named her one of the greatest singers and artists of all time.
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