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Success at Atlantic

More Hits

Without taking a break, Aretha went into the studio to record a second album for Atlantic that was released in August 1967, only four months after the release of the first album. Aretha Arrives included yet another big hit, “Baby, I Love You.” In addition to recording the new album, Aretha began touring to support her hit songs.

Though she had spent a lot of time on the road during her years at Columbia, nothing could have prepared her for the instant success of her first two Atlantic albums. Aretha's live concerts were in demand across the country, and she eagerly made the appearances expected of her. The work was exhausting, but Aretha tried to schedule her tours to allow time for her voice and body to rest. It was an exciting time for twenty-five-year-old Aretha, who was now a genuine singing superstar.

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