Aretha Franklin wins posthumous Pulitzer Prize for contributions to music
The music icon, who handed away in August 2018 after a battle with pancreatic most cancers, was awarded thePulitzer Prize Particular Quotation for her contribution to American music and tradition.
The singer was introduced because the winner on Monday, with the ceremony hailing her “indelible contribution to American music and tradition for greater than 5 many years.”
Whereas the Pulitzer Prize is all the time thought-about to be an enormous honour, Aretha’s victory takes particular significance as she’s the the primary particular person lady to earn the quotation for music and tradition for the reason that ceremony started in 1930.
Earlier winners have included jazz legend John Coltrane in 2007, and Bob Dylan in 2008.
It comes after a few of music’s main lights paid tribute to the singer after her dying final 12 months. Showing at a memorial service for Franklin, Stevie Marvel hailed her expertise as he carried out ‘As’ and ‘The Lord’s Prayer’.
Marvel mentioned: “What must occur right now, not solely on this nation however all through the world, is that we have to make love nice once more…as a result of black lives do matter. As a result of all lives do matter…that’s what Aretha mentioned all through her life. Although the ache, she gave us the enjoyment, and mentioned, ‘Let’s make love nice once more.’”