Aretha Franklin

Her genius redefined music and spanned genres, helping her amass 73 hits— songs ranked in a week’s 100 most popular by Billboard—over her 60-year career. Today her timeless talent still shines bright among the top seven female hitmakers of all time.

Design: Monica Serrano; Developing: Oscar Santamarina; Research: Alexander Stegmaier.
National Geographic, March 2021.

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