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Aretha Franklin: New Album, Movie, and (Successful) Diet


BY ROGER FRIEDMAN

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, is on a roll. She’s lost 23 pounds on a new, healthy diet and she looks fantastic.

“I’m working on the next 23,” she declared backstage last night at City Center where the Queen sang her signature hit, “Respect,” for Good Housekeeping magazine’s 125th anniversary show.

Not only was Aretha a vision in a white gown specially designed for her new slimmed down figure, but she had lots of other news. Her new album, the first in seven years, is coming to us in May via WalMart. “A Woman Falling Out of Love” was produced by Franklin with Bebe Winans and Gordon Chambers. Aretha told me she wrote two of the songs–she is always her best composer–and the album features a duet with the amazing Karen Clark, of the Clark Sisters.

Isn’t that enough?

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5 Comments

  • April 12, 2010 | Permalink |

    I love the Queen of Soul. But in recent years her voice has hollowed. 23 pounds is going to do much. She’s no Tina Turner. Aretha’s days of being attractive are long gone.

  • April 14, 2010 | Permalink |

    Aretha is the type of singer where looks were not that important because her talent was that big. Even at 68 Aretha is still a beautiful women…Congrads Re on your weight lost…

  • August 16, 2010 | Permalink |

    So, where’s the album? We’re in the middle of August and still no word of it.

  • September 16, 2010 | Permalink |

    Been waiting for Aretha’s new Cd A Woman Falling Out of Love to drop for a couple of years now. Please give it up girl!

  • December 9, 2010 | Permalink |

    Aretha you have always been my idle from a little girl, I pattern most of my singing like you, especially the gospel, I love you girl, hang in there, my prayers are with you. You will always be the QUEEN OF SOUL, you have a voice like no one i’ve ever heard, and God is going to continue to bless you to bless other with your singing. Hang in there girl!!!

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