Aretha Franklin - Aretha Franklin Celebrates 70th Birthday, Reveals New Album

Aretha Franklin celebrated her 70th birthday by revealing that she has a new album planned. Aretha Franklin will be teaming up with Clive Davis again for her new music.

According to Associated Press, Franklin stated: 'I have re-signed with Clive Davis, so I'm recording with Clive again. We're going to sit together and decide what it is we're going to record.' Davis was actually spotted sitting next to Franklin for her birthday dinner at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel. Other guests at the event included Diane Sawyer and WILLIE WILKERSON. Franklin cut her three-tier, lime green birthday cake whilst the crowd sang Stevie Wonder's version of 'Happy Birthday'. In terms of her future work plans, she stated that she was looking forward to her performances in California whilst a biopic about her life is on hold: 'It's in a limbo position. It's just a lot going on.' Talking to her guests, Franklin said that she would celebrate her birthday today (25 Mar 2012) by relaxing and watching TV all day, whilst she amusingly joked about her age: 'I was wondering, 'What is it going to be like to be 50?' I can tell you now it feels like 40'.

After the party, Aretha Franklin still spent her time socialising with friends, well after all the main guests had gone. She will return to work with Clive Davis after he also celebrates his birthday.


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Sister Aretha Franlkin is a phenemotial and gifted singer and musician of all-time.Aretha was brought up in the church and a daughter of a Baptist Minister.When you listen to this uplifting and dymanic lady of soul and gospel, it is'nt surprising that Aretha is still going on strong and now at seventy; she still has her beats of sweet and melody tunes; spiritually and soulfully.Sister Aretha Franklin is so full of grace, soul and may she live to inspire not only me, but to anyone that loves her soul as well as her gospel hits.R E S P E C T and she deserves it indeed.Love you, Sister Aretha Franklin and may you prosper morally and forever.
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