Home | Top News | World | US News | Politics | Economy | Sports | Technology | Science | Lifestyle | People | Recalls

Aretha Franklin Makes History with Posthumous Pulitzer Prize Special Citation Honor


The Queen of Soul has made history! On Monday, Aretha Franklin was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since it was first awarded in 1930. Franklin’s honor was announced as one of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes for Arts, Drama and Music, with the late singer being acknowledged “for her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades.” Since 1930, 41 people and institutions have been awarded special citations from the Pulitzer Prize Board. Franklin joins previous Special Citation honorees such as Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Scott Joplin and John Coltrane. Congratulations to @ArethaFranklin and her family and friends. #Pulitzer #QueenOfSoul #Respect https://t.co/SRdwncE5UI— The Pulitzer Prizes (@PulitzerPrizes) April 15, 2019 RELATED: Inside the Amazing, Private Life of Aretha Franklin Franklin died in August 2018 at age 76 following a years-long battle with advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. A musical phenomenon who crossed musical, racial and gender barriers, Franklin began her vocal career as a teenager, singing gospel hymns in her father’s Detroit church. From these humble beginnings she scaled to the very heights of stardom, scoring her first national chart-topper in 1967 with a searing version of Otis Redding’s “Respect.” Since then, Franklin notched 77 Hot 100 chart entries, and earned an astounding 18 Grammys out of 44 nominations. RELATED: Remember Aretha Franklin with the Queen of Soul’s Top 10 Greatest Songs The music legend has previously shattered glass ceilings with her music and career. In 1987, two decades after her first No. 1, Franklin became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and was later named the Greatest Singer of All Time by Rolling Stone. She was also honored with the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 by George W. Bush. Franklin’s life and legacy are also highlighted in the documentary, Amazing Grace. (People.com Latest News) More More

Similar stories

103rd Pulitzer awards ceremony features Columbia alum Harriet Ryan, surprise musical performance by Jennifer Hudson - CU Columbia Spectator

  1. 103rd Pulitzer awards ceremony features Columbia alum Harriet Ryan, surprise musical performance by Jennifer Hudson  CU Columbia Spectator
  2. Watch Jennifer Hudson's surprise Aretha Franklin tribute at Pulitzer Prize ceremony  Entertainment Weekly News
  3. Feeling Aretha's spirit, J Hud honours icon at Pulitzers  CTV News
  4. Jennifer Hudson makes a surprise appearance at the Pulitzer Prizes to honor Aretha Franklin  Daily Mail
  5. View full coverage on Google News

Posted on 29 May 2019 | 2:00 am | Google News

Disney takes full control of Hulu - khqa.com

Disney takes full control of Hulu  khqa.com

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney cut a deal with Comcast to take full control of Hulu as each prepares to launch its own streaming *service*. The companies said ...

Posted on 14 May 2019 | 9:00 am | Google News

Will Smith calls 'Aladdin' remake highlight of his career - khqa.com

Will Smith calls 'Aladdin' remake highlight of his career  khqa.com

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Hollywood star Will Smith says that Disney's live-action remake of "Aladdin" was "one of, if not the best experience" of his accomplished ...

Posted on 13 May 2019 | 12:59 pm | Google News

Officials: Rapper Kodak Black arrested on weapons charges - khqa.com

Officials: Rapper Kodak Black arrested on weapons charges  khqa.com

Officials say Florida rapper Kodak Black was arrested on federal and state weapons charges just before he was to perform at a hip-hop festival. The U. S. ...

Posted on 12 May 2019 | 12:58 pm | Google News

Meghan, Harry release baby feet photo for Mother's Day - khqa.com

Meghan, Harry release baby feet photo for Mother's Day  khqa.com

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have released a photo of their newborn baby's feet to mark Meghan's first Mother's Day as a mom. The image ...

Posted on 12 May 2019 | 10:35 am | Google News

Dennis Rodman accused of stealing from yoga studio - khqa.com

Dennis Rodman accused of stealing from yoga studio  khqa.com

The owner of a Southern California yoga studio is accusing Dennis Rodman of helping three people steal more than $3500 in merchandise from his business.

Posted on 12 May 2019 | 8:13 am | Google News

Copyright © 2019 LastMinuteStuff.com
Contact info