The “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin has made history—again.
The singer, who passed away back in August at the age of 76, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation on Monday for her contributions to art and culture—something you can get a glimpse of in the new
Franklin is the first individual woman to earn the award since it was first introduced in 1930.
Previous Special Citation honorees include John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Scott Joplin.
This isn’t the first time Franklin has made history. She became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
Franklin has received numerous high honors for her contributions through music, including 18 Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She also earned 20 No. 1 songs on the R&B charts.Share :