Known as The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin (b. 1942) is a popular soul, jazz, R&B, gospel, and blues singer. She attended the 2005 Daytime Emmy Awards, and was interviewed by Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, for a segment on The Tony Danza Show.
Her first Billboard Hot 100 number 1 hit was "Respect" (1967). She is one of the most awarded performers, with 18 Grammy Awards, and two additional Honourary statues.