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A never-before-heard Aretha Franklin recording has been released to commemorate Juneteenth. 

The song, a version of “Never Gonna Break My Faith” featuring the Boys Choir of Harlem, was released Friday to all major streaming services and YouTube.

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“Never Gonna Break My Faith” originally was released as a duet with Mary J. Blige on the soundtrack to 2006’s “Bobby,” about the life of Robert F. Kennedy. It earned Franklin a Grammy for Best Gospel Performance her 18th and final win.

Franklin died in  Detroit August 2018 at 76.

“Respect,” a biopic about the Detroit icon starring Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, is currently due out Dec. 25.