Aretha Franklin receives honorary degree from Princeton University

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has a multitude of honors to her credit. She has 18 Grammy’s, Gold and Platinum albums, and more Pop hits than any other female singer in the history of the music industry. Her voice was declared a natural resource of the state of Michigan.

She was also the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She has received honororay doctorate degrees in music from the likes of Berklee College of Music and even the prestigious Yale University.

In lieu of all these honors, the legendary singer is now the recipient of an honorary doctorate in music from Princeton University. According to university orator Stephen Oxman, “she pioneered an impeccably bold and fearless, affective and affecting style of performance that calls upon listeners to journey to the depths of her soul, and in so doing, discover their own.”