Aretha Franklin Announces Plan To Retire, Collaboration With Stevie Wonder

Feb 12, 2017
Originally published on February 9, 2017 8:45 am

In an interview with Detroit's NBC affiliate Local 4 news on Tuesday, Aretha Franklin said she is planning to retire... kind of.

The revered singer said she is working on a new album of originals, with Stevie Wonder producing a handful, and expects it to be released around September. She also told Local 4 that she will perform once a month, for six months, in support of it.

On the topic of retirement, the 74-year-old legend told the station that she is "pretty much satisfied, but I'm not going to go anywhere and just sit down and do nothing. That wouldn't be good, either."

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