A lot of people are saying that the main reason why America loved Aretha Franklin is she became their voice. She had a voice that was able to go from one place to another. People would only need to hear a few of her songs and immediately become fans of her and her craft.
Franklin was able to influence a lot of singers of today because they grew up listening to her music. She has a range that not everyone has. It also helps that her songs are usually powerful. They speak about certain messages that people may not talk about freely at this point. She has always tried to improve social justice and equality. With a voice like hers, some people did listen.