American soul singer, Aretha Franklin has died.

Franklin, who is 76, has battled health problems for several years.

She died at the age of 76.

Franklin’s 60-plus-year career was one of broken boundaries and broken records. 

She held the record for the most-charted female artist in Billboard history for nearly 40 years, with 73 titles in the Hot 100. (Nicki Minaj surpassed the record last year.) 

Her first Hot 100 song, “Won’t Be Long,” debuted when Franklin was just 18 years old in 1961. 

She also racked up 18 Grammy Awards over the course of her career, and in 1987, she was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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