The queen of soul is calling it a career.
Aretha Franklin has announced that her upcoming album will be her last, as the legendary diva has announced her retirement.
The 74 year old spoke with a Detroit radio station saying:
“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,” adding she will do “some select things…one a month, for six months out of the year.”
She then spoke about working on her final album:
“Of course, several of the songs are going to be produced by Stevie [Wonder], and of course there’s only one Stevie, right? It’s kind of multi-[directional]. We’re not pigeonholed to any one thing,”
All hail the QUEEN of soul.