Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin may be gone but she is certainly not forgotten and has just been awarded a Pulitzer Prize - posthumously.

Franklin was awarded the prize "for her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades."

Franklin is known for her countless classics which include “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Chain Of Fools,” “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”; her own compositions “Think,” “Daydreaming” and “Call Me”; her definitive versions of “Respect” and “I Say A Little Prayer”; and global hits like “Freeway Of Love,” “Jump To It,” “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me),” her worldwide chart-topping duet with George Michael, and “A Rose Is Still A Rose.”

She is also a recipient of the U.S.A.’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal Of Freedom, an eighteen-time GRAMMY Award winner – the most recent of which was for Best Gospel Performance for “Never Gonna Break My Faith” with Mary J. Blige in 2008 – a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement and GRAMMY Living Legend awardee.