Sunday, May 23, 2010
Aretha Franklin received an Honorary Doctorate in Music from Yale University.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Aretha Franklin performed "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" during the inauguration ceremony of Barack Obama.
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Friday, February 8, 2008
Aretha Franklin was honored as MusiCares "Person of the Year".
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Thursday, February 14, 2008
Aretha Franklin was given the Vanguard award at the NAACP Image awards.
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Sunday, May 4, 2008
Aretha Franklin was given the Key to the City of Memphis at the 2008 "Memphis in May International Music Festival" by Mayor Dr. Willie Herenton during her performance onstage.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Aretha Franklin was ranked No .19 on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists list by Billboard.
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Aretha Franklin sang "America the Beautiful" at WrestleMania 23.

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Monday, May 14, 2007
Aretha Franklin was presented with an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Monday, February 6, 2006

Aretha Franklin, along with Aaron Neville, performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XL.

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Saturday, May 13, 2006
Aretha Franklin was presented with an honorary Doctor of Music degree by the Berklee College of Music.