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Aretha Franklin’s music rise on charts following her death

/ 12:30 AM August 17, 2018

This Jan. 14, 2012 file photo  shows singer Aretha Franklin performing during the BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington. AP

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin’s music quickly climbed the iTunes’ charts following her death on Thursday.

Her “30 Greatest Hits” album hit the No. 1 spot, replacing Nicki Minaj’s new album, while “Respect” reached No. 2 on the songs’ charts.

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More songs from Franklin, including “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” ”Think,” ”Chain of Fools” and “I Say A Little Prayer,” were in the Top 40.

The iTunes charts tracks digital sales and is updated multiple times each day.

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Franklin died pancreatic cancer at age 76. She had battled undisclosed health issues in recent years and in 2017 announced her retirement from touring. /ee

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