Aretha Franklin just added another honorary degree to her growing collection! On Thursday afternoon, Harvard University showed the Queen of Soul some R.E.S.P.E.C.T. by awarding her with an honorary Doctor of Arts degree.
MUST READ: Introducing Dr. Viola Davis & Dr. Cicely Tyson! Actresses Awarded With Honorary Degrees
The 72-year-old living legend, who sang a gospel-flavored version of the national anthem at the commencement ceremony, was among eight people to receive honorary degrees for the Ivy League. The other trailblazers included former President George H.W. Bush, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, author Isabel Allende, medical ethicist Patricia A. King, botanist Peter H. Raven, art historian Seymour Slive, economist Joseph E. Stiglitz.
MUST READ: Take That: Diddy Receives Standing Ovation After Howard University Commencement Speech [FULL VIDEO]
Earlier this month, Ms. Franklin picked one up another honorary degree from New York University. Her long list of accolades include doctorates from Princeton, Yale, Berklee College of Music, the New England Conservatory of Music, University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Bethune-Cookman College.
Denzel Washington Helps Aretha Franklin Celebrate Her 72nd Birthday In Style
Aretha Franklin Forgives President Obama For Flubbing Of Her Famous Lyric
Check Out This Gallery
Blac Chyna Spotted Out After Dissolving Facial Fillers
Beyonce Sets The Internet Ablaze With Sexy See-Through Dress At The The 2023 Gold Party
Angela Bassett Reveals The Movie Offers Stopped Rolling In For 18 Months After Her First Oscar Nomination
7 White Male Performers We Thought Were Black Because Of Their Voices
The Internet Reacts To Chloe Bailey And Damson Idris' Steamy' Swarm' Sex Scene
Red Carpet Rundown: The Hottest Looks At The Essence Black Women In Hollywood Event
How To: Give It To Him Like You Mean It
Nicki Minaj Breaks The Internet With Her Latest IG Post