Happy birthday Miss Aretha Franklin!

Today is the 72nd birthday of the undisputed Queen of Soul/R&B diva Aretha Franklin. 

The soul singer was born March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee. The multiple Grammy-award winning singer is best known for her songs "Respect," "I Say a Little Prayer" and "(You Make Me Feel) Natural Woman

Today we honor her birthday and her many achievements as a singer, songwriter and entertainer in these beautiful iconic photographs.