Aretha Franklin Set To Retire This Year

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Aretha Franklin is planning one final album this year before hanging up her boa.

According to an interview with Detroit’s WDIV Local 4, Franklin said: “I must tell you, I am retiring this year. This will be my last year. I will be recording, but this will be my last year in concert. This is it.”

She also revealed Stevie Wonder will be producing several songs off the new release of original music, due in September.

“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 plans to do “some select things, many one a month, for six months out of the year.”

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Watch the video for Franklin’s collaboration with George Michael, “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)”, below:

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