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Aretha Franklin's Music Rising on Charts Following Her Death

Franklin's "30 Greatest Hits" album hit the No. 1 spot, replacing Nicki Minaj's new album, while "Respect" reached No. 2 on the songs' charts

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    Legendary 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin Dead at 76

    Legendary singer Aretha Franklin, revered as the Queen of Soul, has died. She was 76. Known for her powerful voice and hit records including "(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman," "Think" and her iconic version of Otis Redding's "Respect," Franklin's career spanned over a half-century. (Published Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018)

    Aretha Franklin's music quickly climbed the iTunes' charts following her death on Thursday.

    Her "30 Greatest Hits" album hit the No. 1 spot, replacing Nicki Minaj's new album, while "Respect" reached No. 2 on the songs' charts.

    More songs from Franklin, including "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," ''Think," ''Chain of Fools" and "I Say A Little Prayer," were in the Top 40.

    The iTunes charts tracks digital sales and is updated multiple times each day.

    Franklin died of pancreatic cancer at age 76. She had battled undisclosed health issues in recent years and in 2017 announced her retirement from touring.