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Chaka Khan

Biography

Source: Wikipedia

Chaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stevens, March 23, 1953) is an American recording artist whose career has spanned five decades, beginning in the 1970s as the frontwoman and focal point of the funk band Rufus. Widely known as the Queen of Funk, Khan has won ten Grammys and has sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide. Khan was ranked at number 17 in VH1's original list of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll. In 2015, she was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the second time; she was previously nominated as member of Rufus in 2011. Khan was the first R&B artist to have a crossover hit featuring a rapper, with "I Feel for You" in 1984. In the course of her solo career, Khan has achieved three gold singles, three gold albums and one platinum album with I Feel for You. With Rufus, she achieved four gold singles, four gold albums, and two platinum albums. In December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 65th most successful dance artist of all time.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Yvette Marie Stevens
  • Also known as: Chaka Adunne Aduffe Yemoja Hodarhi Karifi Khan Queen of Funk
  • Born: March 23, 1953 (age 64) Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Genres: R&B jazz funk soul disco adult contemporary gospel
  • Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter
  • Instruments: Vocals, percussion, drums
  • Years active: 1970–present
  • Labels: ABC Warner Bros. Reprise MCA NPG Burgundy
  • Associated acts: Rufus Prince Natalie Cole Whitney Houston Stevie Wonder Ashford & Simpson Vesta Williams George Benson Stephen Bishop Patti LaBelle Luther Vandross Gladys Knight Aretha Franklin Diana Ross Mary J. Blige Rick James Cissy Houston Lisa Fischer Donna Summer
  • Website: chakakhan.com

Read more about Chaka Khan at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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chrislwillman
Variety, 2020-02-17 03:42:47
It takes a lot to make a performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” before the NBA All-Star Game trend higher on social media than the game itself, but Chaka Khan has managed what Fergie was able to two years ago, with a unique rendering of the National Anthem that threatened ...

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Variety, 2020-02-13 23:31:49
In today’s roundup, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” announces upcoming guest judges and Netflix sets the premiere date for Season 2 of “After Life” starring Ricky Gervais. CASTINGS Whoopi Goldberg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Chaka Khan, Robyn, Leslie Jones, Normani, Jeff Goldblum, Daisy Ridley, Thandie Newton, Olivia Munn, Rachel Bloom, Daniel Franzese, Jonathan Bennett ...

THE MASKED SINGER: The White Tiger in the “Masking for a Friend: Group A” episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Wednesday, Feb 12 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Cr: Michael Becker / FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA
Variety, 2020-02-13 02:00:16
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead, if you have not watched Season 3, Episode 3 of “The Masked Singer,” which aired Feb. 12 on Fox. Chaka Khan, I feel for you. The iconic singer and songwriter, who had been disguised as Miss Monster, was the next celebrity to be eliminated ...

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