From a young Detroit gospel singer to an international soul and an R & B icon, Aretha Franklin hypnotized the world with her otherworldly voices and her ability to excel in whatever genre she tried. For more than 40 years, he kept the record of most of the songs on the Billboard Hot 100, which was later surpassed by rapper Nicki Minaj in 2017. Beyond music, Franklin was a prominent believer and participant in the movements of non-violent civil rights of the 1950s. and the 1960s.
After his death earlier this year at the age of 76, the 2018 American Music Awards will honor the Queen of the Soul Aretha Franklin with a tribute this Tuesday, October 9. In light of the AMA's tribute to its legacy, Billboard He has collected five of Franklin's most memorable AMA moments. Look at them below:
1. Make "Just happen" (& # 39; 76)
Franklin sang his optimistic "It Only Happens (When I Look to You)", 1975 Your The album, with an orange and yellow dress with colored blocks that was as dazzling as her voice during the presentation. His voice easily slipped into high notes as he went through letters like "It happens every time I look at your eyes / I can almost see in your heart".
2. Accept Michael Jackson's favorite soul / R & B artist (& # 39; 76)
Michael Jackson, pop music legend, awarded Franklin the Soul / R & B favorite female artist award at the 1976 AMA. During her soft speech, she thanked everyone who "made this award possible", and especially to his fans, "especially to all of you."
3. Son Clarence accepts his award for the favorite soul / R & B artist (& # 39; 77)
The eldest son of the soul icon gave a short but sweet speech on his behalf at the 1977 American Music Awards: "I am sure that if my mother were here tonight, I would thank all of you who made it possible. beautiful prize, and I would like to thank you. "
4. Thanks Luther Vandross while accepting his favorite soul album (1983)
Franklin accepted his award for the band's favorite soul album Toto at the American Music Awards & # 39; 83 and made a special point of thanking his producer at that time: the legendary singer, songwriter and producer Luther Vandross. Franklin, with blond hair, dazzled with a headdress of feathers and a strapless black dress adorned with rhinestones.
5. Honor your late father C.L. Franklin in the acceptance speech of the best female soul / R & B artist (& # 39; 86)
The soul icon accepted his 1986 artist / R & B favorite award remotely from his home in Detroit, where he wore a white sequin top that matched his short, asymmetric hairstyle and his blue eyeshadow. She thanked "all the wonderful people who voted for me" and accepted the award "in memory of my father, the Reverend C.L. Franklin": the Baptist minister and the Patriarch of the Franklin family died in July 1984.