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The Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin has announced her departure from the music world.

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Franklin spoke to a Detroit  station this week and said,

“I must tell you, I am retiring this year.”

This will be my last year… I will be recording, but this will be my last year in concert. This is it.”

Not so fast though, Aretha will be leaving us with a final album after 56 years in the industry.

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