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The Queen of Soul told a Detroit TV station that she planned to quit recording after the release of her new album and drastically cut back on performing.
Aretha Franklin will retire from recording music this year.
The 'Queen of Soul' told a Detroit TV station that she plans to quit making music after the release of her new album, produced by Stevie Wonder, later this year. She also said she would drastically cut back on performing in order to spend time with her grandchildren, who are leaving for college.
"I must tell you, I am retiring this year," Franklin told WDIV Local 4. "This will be my last year ... I will be recording, but this will be my last year in concert. This is it."