Aretha Franklin announced she’s going to retire this year. She did an interview with a TV station in Detroit and she said, “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.”
She also said,
“I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from, and where it is now. I’ll be pretty much satisfied, but I’m not going to go anywhere and just sit down and do nothing. That wouldn’t be good either.”
Aretha will record her last album with Stevie Wonder.