FILE - This Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, shows singer Aretha Franklin performing during the BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington. On Sunday, July 8, the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will be crowned with the Essence "Power Award" for four decades of hits during the Essence Music Festival beginning Thursday. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, file)

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FILE - This Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, shows singer Aretha Franklin performing during the BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington.  On Sunday, July 8, the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will be crowned with the Essence "Power Award" for four decades of hits during the Essence Music Festival beginning Thursday. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, file)
FILE - This Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, shows singer Aretha Franklin performing during the BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington. On Sunday, July 8, the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will be crowned with the Essence "Power Award" for four decades of hits during the Essence Music Festival beginning Thursday. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, file)
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