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February 29, 2016by emilylowe

Music History Monday: Leap Day Edition! On this day, February 29, in 1968, the Grammys awarded the Best Female R&B performance for the first time. In its inaugural year, the award was given to Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, for her performance of, “Respect”. Not surprisingly, the soul singer won the same award for the following seven...

Music History Monday: Leap Day Edition!

On this day, February 29, in 1968, the Grammys awarded the Best Female R&B performance for the first time.

In its inaugural year, the award was given to Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, for her performance of, “Respect”. Not surprisingly, the soul singer won the same award for the following seven years! Below is a list of her seven award-winning performances:

1969- “Chain of Fools
1970- “Share Your Love with Me”
1971- “Don’t Play That Song”
1972- “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
1973- “Amazing Grace”
1974- “Master of Eyes (Deepness of Your Eyes)”
1975- “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing”

The singer has won the same award an additional 15 times, and continues to be an inspiring performer! Congratulations Aretha!

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