The cadre of pioneering women who have helped shape a uniquely American music genre.
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, passed away this August. But her music lives on as we continue to embrace soul music. Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle, Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, and Tina Turner are some of the other soul-sisters we believe are true musical royalty. Listen to some of their timeless songs below.