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Success at Atlantic

Atlantic's Offer, Down To Alabama, A Tough Marriage, The First Hits, Off And Running

Though she had no major hit songs, Aretha's six years with Columbia Records had established her reputation as a talented singer. When other record labels heard that her six-year Columbia contract was nearing its end, she began getting offers. Aretha was most interested in Atlantic Records. Atlantic was a much smaller company than Columbia, but Aretha knew that might help her in the end.

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Musician BiographiesAretha Franklin