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.


  • Appearing on Dolly in 1988, Miss Piggy drops her short-lived country music career and suggests trying soul music as an avenue of expression. She asks Dolly Parton if she has Aretha Franklin's number, and leaves the stage singing "R-E-S-P-E-C-T, give it to me, give it to me, give it to me..."
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