Aretha Franklin Says It's Time To Retire

February 9, 2017

The 'Queen of Soul' says it's time to take a step back.

NBC San Diego reports that Aretha Franklin told WDIV, their affiliate in Detroit, that she was planning on retiring this year.  The comment was later confirmed by a representative of Franklin's.

Franklin says she has one more album planned, and that she would stay busy with "some select things," but that 2017 would be her final year for concert performances.

Aretha Franklin is 74. Her many hits include "Respect" and "Think."