16 Incredible Aretha Franklin Collaborations & Duets

posted by Taylor Fields - 

Aretha Franklin

She's the Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin is a music icon, who over her lifetime and career, has become an inspiration for many. 

Having won 17 Grammy Awards, in addition to special awards like the Legend Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and MusiCares Person of the Year, as well as many other accolades, Aretha also became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (in 1987!).

Over the course of her career, since 1956, the soul singer has released over 40 studio albums, six live albums, over 50 compilations albums, and has given the world so many amazing classics like "(You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman," "Respect," and more.

Aretha has also collaborated with a number of legendary artists over the years, including George Michael, Elton John, Whitney Houston, James Brown, Luther Vandross, and many others, on stage and in the studio. In fact, in 2007, Aretha released an entire compilation albums dedicated to her incredible collaborations called Jewels in the Crown: All-Star Duets with the Queen. The record included songs with artists like John Legend, Fantasia, Mary J. Blige, and more. 

Remember the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin, and listen to some of her biggest collaborations below.

1. "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" with George Michael

2. "Through The Storm" with Elton John

3. "It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be" with Whitney Houston

4. "Gimme Your Love" with James Brown

5. "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" with Eurythmics

6. "Think" featuring The Blues Brothers

7. "Ain't But The One" with Ray Charles

8. "Don't Waste Your Time" with Mary J. Blige

9. "Doctor's Orders" with Lurther Vandross

10. "Since You've Been Gone" with Bonnie Raitt

11. "I Say A Little Prayer" with Dionne Warwick

12. "Chain of Fools" with Mariah Carey

13. "Chain of Fools" with Annie Lennox

14. "Spirit In The Dark" with Elton John

15. "(You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman" with Carole King, Mariah Carey, Gloria Estefan, Celine Dion & Shania Twain

Remember the Queen of Soul and her legacy by listening to iHeartRadio's tribute on the Classic Soul station:

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