We have to give kudos to Aretha Franklin for being a superstar for so many years.

But, as always, all good things must come to an end, and in this case it's the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin's music.

However, the singer won't bow down without one last hurrah, and has revealed that she will be creating a final album with Stevie Wonder.

According to The Mirror, Aretha made her announcement in Detroit, USA, today and said: "I must tell you, I am retiring this year.

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“This will be my last year. I will be recording, but this will be my last year in concert. This is it.”

“I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from, and where it is now.

“I'll be pretty much satisfied, but I'm not going to go anywhere and just sit down and do nothing.

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“That wouldn't be good either."

Aretha finished off by saying that she ultimately wants to spend more time with her grandchildren and will be staying close to home to record her new album.

We wish her all the best.