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29 Things You Might Not Have Known About 'Queen Of Soul' Aretha Franklin

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16. She Sang Opera
The Queen of Soul doesn't just belt out R&B tunes, but she can also sing opera. At the 1998 Grammy Awards, she stepped in last minute for Luciano Pavarotti after he fell ill, and sang one of the most famous arias of all time, "Nessun Dorma."