Aretha Franklin has been awarded a historic Pulitzer Prize.
The late Queen of Soul becomes the first individual woman to earn a Special Citation since the honor was first awarded in 1930. Previous recipients include fellow artistic icons Hank Williams, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Bob Dylan.
The first female inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Franklin also received the Kennedy Center HonorsandPresidential Medal of Freedom before her death last summer. (Billboard)