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Aretha Franklin's 72nd birthday wish is a record deal, but not for herself

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Queen of Soul legend, Aretha Franklin celebrated her 72nd birthday this past weekend in New York with superstars including Denzel Washington, according to The Belle Report issued March 24.

Franklin's actual birthday is Tuesday, March 25, and she wishes for record deals for her family.

TMZ caught up to Franklin and asked her what she wanted for her birthday, and her reply was: I'm looking for a record deal for my granddaughter Victorie and my son Kecalf and Jordan...Jordan is going to the School of The Arts later this year...Jordan's on his way.

The star-studded affair held at the Ritz Carlton included: Denzel (Washington), Judge Mathis,Will (Smith), Roland Martin, Congressman Sheila Jackson Lee, Clive Davis, TMZ, and others.

Kecalf Franklin (also KPoint) is Victorie's father. He was born in 1970, and is the last son of four children born to Aretha. Kecalf's father is Ken Cunningham, Aretha's road manager, at the time.

Victorie and her dad both sang at the BET Honors, and Victorie gave her rendition of "Take Me To The King."

Franklin started singing at the age of 10 at her late father, Clarence LaVaugh Franklin, better known as C.L. Franklin's church, New Bethel Baptist church in Detroit. He is known for his great preaching and singing all over the metro Detroit area.

Thanks Ms. Aretha for the great music you have brought to the world.

Happy Birthday!!!

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