ARETHA FRANKLIN To Release New CD "A WOMAN FALLING OUT OF LOVE" January 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE QUEEN OF SOUL RELEASES "ARETHA, A WOMAN FALLING OUT OF LOVE" ON ARETHA'S RECORDS IN STORES JANUARY 2010 INITIAL CD RELEASE SOLD EXCLUSIVELY ON QVC
"This Christmas ARETHA" currently in stores everywhere
(New York, NY - November 5, 2009) - The Queen of Soul releases "Aretha, A Woman Falling Out Of Love" on Aretha's Records in January 2010. The initial CD launch and release will be sold exclusively on QVC followed by an exclusive release at Walmart stores nationally. "Aretha, A Woman Falling Out of Love" is the second release on Aretha's Records followed by the digital single release of the preferred version of "My Country Tis of Thee" the song she performed in front of a national and international audience of billions at the historic Swearing In Ceremony of President Barack Obama.
"Aretha, A Woman Falling Out of Love" is produced by Aretha Franklin, BeBe Winans and Gordon Chambers and features 11 tracks including a duet with gospel artist Karen Clark-Sheard. "I just love, love, love the music," comments Franklin. "It's real music-to romance, dance and party to."
Franklin recently performed at the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Special along with Lenny Kravitz and Annie Lennox at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The HBO Special will air on Sunday, November 29, 2009.
This season, Franklin will make the national television rounds to perform songs from her first-ever holiday CD, "This Christmas ARETHA." Next summer, she will begin her series of private vocal sessions in Detroit and then on to New York City. Franklin is currently accepting applications from students, check your local newspapers for further details. The Detroit sessions will be held at the Westin Hotel in Southfield, MI and the New York City site under consideration for the Master Classes is Carnegie Hall.
ABOUT ARETHA FRANKLIN Known around the world by her first name, and as the undisputed, reigning "Queen of Soul." Aretha Franklin is peerless. She has achieved global recognition on an unprecedented scale. She is one of the most influential and important voices in the history of pop music. In 2009, Franklin was named the #1 Vocalist of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine. Her ever-distinctive, soulful, to-the-bone vocal style has graced music charts for over four decades and her 'live' performances have touched the hearts of tens of millions since she began her musical journey in Detroit as a singing child prodigy. It is her rich legacy of recordings that are a testament to the power, majesty and genius of this one-of-a-kind artist of the first order. Aretha Franklin has earned countless international and national awards as well as accolades and global recognition on an unprecedented scale. She is a 2005 recipient of a Presidential Medal of Freedom honor (the U.S.A.'s highest honor), a Kennedy Center Honor, the American National Medal of the Arts Award, 18 GRAMMY® Awards including Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for eight consecutive years, a GRAMMY Legend Award, a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award, and five American Music Awards. In 1987, she was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 1979, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was named 2008 MusiCares® Person of the Year by the Recording Academy and she was presented with the prestigious NAACP Vanguard Award.