WATCH: Aretha Franklin Sings ‘America’ at Obama Inauguration [VIDEOS]

That Pres. Barack Obama was an Aretha Franklin fan, and close friend, was no secret.

The Queen of Soul sang ‘America’ (‘My Country ‘Tis of Thee) at his inauguration in 2009.

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Aretha Franklin does a sound check in front of the Capitol as she rehearses on January 19 2009 to perform at President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration.

In 2011, Aretha was on hand to sing during a Labor Day event in Detroit. Pres. Obama delivered his Labor Day address at the gathering.

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Aretha Franklin performs at Pres. Obama’s Labor Day address in Detroit in 2011.

Aretha was there for the Justice Department ceremony honoring Eric Holder and sang a goodbye for the then-Attorney General in 2015. Holder cried during her performance. And Obama gave her a fist bump as opposed to his usual hugs.

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Barack Obama fist bumps with singer Aretha Franklin .

In 2016, the White House celebrated International Jazz Day with a concert. Aretha performed.

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Aretha Franklin performs at the International Jazz Day Concert on the South Lawn of the White House on April 29, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Aretha attended the White House correspondent’s dinner, and she attended and performed at the Kennedy Center Honors; at that event, Obama cried as she sang ‘Natural Woman,’ an homage to honoree songwriter Carole King, whose song Aretha made into an iconic anthem.

Aretha was there to perform at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial October 16, 2011 with Pres. Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and and Dr. Jill Biden.

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Pres. Barack Obama and VP Joe Biden watch soul diva Aretha Franklin perform during the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial October 16, 2011.