Following Luciano Pavarotti's last-minute cancellation due to illness, with barely 20 minutes' notice, Aretha Franklin stuns Grammy audience with soulful interpretation of Puccini's aria from "Turandot".
"One Step Ahead" is a song by American soul singer Aretha Franklin. The single containing the song was released by Columbia Records in 1965. "One Step Ahead" was the A-side of the single, and peaked at #18 on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart. The B-side, "I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face," was taken from her 1964 album Runnin' Out Of Fools. The single was released two years before Aretha achieved stardom when she joined Atlantic Records. "One Step Ahead" was not included on any of her Columbia studio albums, and remains one of her rarest releases. Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church as a child. In 1960, at age 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and "Think". These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade. Franklin eventually recorded a total of 88 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries and twenty number-one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in the chart's history. Franklin also recorded acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Lady Soul, Young, Gifted & Black and Amazing Grace before experiencing problems with her record company by the mid-1970s. After her father was shot in 1979, Franklin left Atlantic and signed with Arista Records, finding success with a cameo appearance in the film, The Blues Brothers and with the albums, Jump to It and Who's Zoomin' Who?. In 1998, Franklin won international acclaim for singing the opera aria, "Nessun Dorma", at the Grammys of that year replacing Luciano Pavarotti. Later that same year, she scored her final Top 40 recording with "A Rose Is Still a Rose". Franklin has won a total of 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best-selling female artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide. Franklin has been honored throughout her career including a 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in which she became the first female performer to be inducted. She was inducted to the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In August 2012, Franklin was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Franklin is listed in at least two all-time lists on Rolling Stone magazine, including the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, in which she placed number 9, and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in which she placed number 1. Lyrics: I'm only one step ahead of heartbreak one step ahead of misery one step is all I have to take backwards, to be the same old fool for you I used to be I'm only one step ahead of your arms one kiss away from your sweet lips I know I can't afford to stop for one moment Cos I'm just out of reach of your fingertips Your warm breath on my shoulder Keeps reminding me That it's too soon to forget you It's too late to be free, can't you see? I'm only one step ahead of your love I try and yet I can't take two Seems like I'll have to take that one step backwards Cos one step ahead is a step too far away from you... Cos one step ahead is a step too far away from you... Just one step ahead is a step too far away from you...
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Aretha Louise Franklin (conceived March 25, 1942) is an American vocalist and musical artist. Franklin started her vocation singing gospel at her father, pastor C. L. Franklin's congregation as a kid. In 1960, at age 18, Franklin set out on a mainstream vocation, recording for Columbia Records just accomplishing humble achievement. Tailing her marking to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin attained business recognition and accomplishment with tunes, for example, "Regard", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and "Think". These hits and more helped her to addition the title The Queen of Soul before the end of the 1960s decade. Franklin inevitably recorded a sum of 112 outlined singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entrances, 17 main ten pop singles, 100 R&b sections and twenty number-one R&b singles, turning into the most graphed female craftsman in the graph's history. Franklin additionally recorded acclaimed collections, for example, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Lady Soul, Young, Gifted & Black and Amazing Grace before encountering issues with her record organization by the mid-1970s. After her father was shot in 1979, Franklin left Atlantic and marked with Arista Records, discovering accomplishment with a cameo appearance in the film, The Blues Brothers and with the collections, Jump to It and Who's Zoomin' Who?. In 1998, Franklin won global approval for singing the musical show aria, "Nessun Dorma", at the Grammys of that year supplanting Luciano Pavarotti. Later that same year, she scored her last Top 40 recording with "A Rose Is Still a Rose". Franklin has won a sum of 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the smash hit female craftsmen ever, having sold in excess of 75 million records worldwide. Franklin has been respected all through her vocation including a 1987 instigation into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in which she turned into the first female entertainer to be drafted. She was drafted to the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In August 2012, Franklin was enlisted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Franklin is recorded in no less than two record-breaking records on Rolling Stone magazine, including the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, in which she set number 9, and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in which she set number 1. More Info : http://www.apk-wallpaper.com/2014/12/aretha-franklin-hd-wallpaper-android.html
Aretha Franklin/Mavis Staples Oh Happy Day
Tribute to Aretha Franklin: Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Yolanda Adams & Martina McBride perform an Aretha Franklin medley. Medley: 0:00 "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (All) 0:59 "Ain't No Way" (Christina Aguilera) 2:51 "Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)" (Martina McBride) 4:02 "Think" (Florence Welch) 5:01 "Respect" (Jennifer Hudson) 6:24 "Spirit in the Dark" (Yolanda Adams) 7:54 "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" (All)
(1959-2012) A Grammy Award (originally called Gramphone Award) -- or Grammy -- is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a widely viewed televised ceremony. It is the music equivalent to the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for stage performances, and the Academy Awards for motion pictures. The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, and it was set up to honor musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Following the 2011 ceremony, NARAS overhauled many Grammy Award categories for 2012. The 55th Grammy Awards were held on February 10, 2013, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
http://tinyurl.com/GrammysHQ Watch full 55th Grammy Awards 2013 ceremony LL Cool J hosts the 55th annual event, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Scheduled to perform: the Black Keys; Fun; the Lumineers; Mumford and Sons; Frank Ocean; Rihanna; Taylor Swift; Justin Timberlake; Carrie Underwood; and Jack White. Also: Elton John and Ed Sheeran.