Aretha Franklin Announces She’s Retiring After Next Album

Aretha Franklin

Talk about  bittersweet news…  Iconic singer,  Ms. Aretha Franklin announced that she will be retiring from the music business, but not before leaving us with a gift, in the form of a new album.

Aretha FranklinThe R.E.S.P.E.C.T singer broke the news to Detroit’s WDIV Local 4,

“I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from, and where it is now. I’ll be pretty much satisfied, but I’m not going to go anywhere and just sit down and do nothing. That wouldn’t be good either.”

Franklin said that her grandchildren are all heading off to college and she hopes to spend more time with them. Still, before she settles into retirement, she’s leaving us all one last gift: a new album. It’s expected to drop in September and Franklin says she’s “exuberant” about it, adding that Stevie Wonder will produce a few songs and she’ll be exclusively recording in Detroit.

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