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Cynthia Erivo Shares the 'Genius: Aretha' Artwork on Her Birthday!

Cynthia Erivo Shares the 'Genius: Aretha' Artwork on Her Birthday!

Cynthia Erivo will be playing Aretha Franklin in the upcoming National Geographic anthology series Genius: Aretha and she just shared the first look at the key art!

The eight-part limited series will explore Aretha’s musical genius and incomparable career, as well as the immeasurable impact and lasting influence she has had on music and culture around the world.

Today is Cynthia‘s 34th birthday and she marked the special day by sharing the artwork on her Instagram page.

“Today is my birthday and I couldn’t be prouder of the chance to tell the story of the Queen of Soul. She sang the songs for the feelings our hearts couldn’t find the words for. She told stories with the melodies she weaved and was unafraid to speak truth to power,” Cynthia said.

The series will premiere on National Geographic in March.

Click inside to see the full key art…

See the full key art below!

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