Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan



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 lead vocalist and focal point of the funk band Rufus. Known as the Queen of Funk, Khan was the first R&B artist to have a crossover hit featuring a rapper, with "I Feel for You" in 1984.[1] Khan has won ten Grammys and has sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide.[2]

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. She has collaborated with Ry Cooder, Robert Palmer, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Guru, and Mary J. Blige, among others. In December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 65th most successful dance artist of all time.[3] She was ranked at number 17 in VH1's original list of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.[4] She has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice;[5] she was first nominated as member of Rufus in 2011.



I Love Myself - The Remixes
I Love Myself - The Remixes is a song by musical artist Chaka Khan, released on June 23, 2017.
I Love Myself
I Love Myself is a song by musical artist Chaka Khan, released on June 16, 2017.
I'm Every Woman
"I'm Every Woman" is a song by American singer Chaka Khan from her debut solo studio album Chaka (1978).
Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1
Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol.

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Chaka Khan rests up for Macon show after 'struggling' through Florida performance
  –  March 20, 2018
Fans at Chaka Khan's show in Miami on Saturday questioned whether she might have been inebriated on stage at Florida's Jazz in the Gardens festival. It turns out the Queen of Funk is recovering from the flu, according to a statement her representatives ...
Chaka Khan Releases Statement Following Backlash From ‘Jazz in the Gardens’ Performance (VIDEO)
  –  March 20, 2018
The “Tell Me Something Good” songstress has released a statement to The Jasmine Brand, where her rep claims she has been under the weather, but performed anyway against her doctor’s wishes. “Chaka Khan has been supporting her scheduled show dates ...
Chaka Khan's less-than-stellar performance a result of the flu, singer now resting under doctor's orders
  –  March 19, 2018
Turns out, she was just ill. A spokesperson for Khan tells The Jasmine Brand in a statement that the funk/soul gret has been "battling the flu for a number of weeks," and had been ordered by her doctor to cancel some the tour dates on her schedule to rest.
Heartbroken Fans Suspect Chaka Khan Is Drunk Or High During Troubling Performance
  –  March 19, 2018
According to reports from several fans and hip-hop and R&B’s Rico Love, what was supposed to be a stellar performance from the Queen of Funk Chaka Khan ended in a fan walk-out for what they suspected to be drug or alcohol abuse from the legendary songstress.
Chaka Khan’s Rep Shuts Down Rumors She Was Under The Influence During Jazz In The Gardens Performance
  –  March 19, 2018
The 13th annual Jazz in the Gardens festival in Miami Gardens, Florida took place over the weekend, and among the big performers there included Fantasia, Anita Baker, Joe, Smokey Robinson, and Chaka Khan. The latter, however, had the Internet abuzz during ...
Chaka Khan Blames Flu for Crappy Performance Saturday in Miami: Report
  –  March 19, 2018
*We’ve got an update on the Chaka Khan crappy concert situation. According to thejasmineBrand, Chaka has released a statement in response to reports that she was drugged out or drunk during her performance at Saturday night’s Jazz in the Gardens event ...
Chaka Khan Concert Backlash: Fans Walk Out – Was She High? (WATCH) –
  –  March 19, 2018
*Suffice to say, Chaka Khan went and pissed off a whole bunch of money paying concert goers in South Florida Saturday night (03-17-18) and now she's being blasted all over social media for possibly being high, drunk, or whatever. The result was a show …
Chaka Khan Braves Backlash After Hundreds Walk Out Of Bizarre #JITG Performance [Video]
  –  March 18, 2018
‘Sweet Thing’ singer Chaka Khan left audiences sour after her performance at this year’s Jazz in the Gardens. Hosted annually in Florida, the festival draws some of R&B’s biggest names and this year – with a lineup that featured the likes of ...
Anita Baker, Chaka Khan to headline 13th Jazz in the Gardens
  –  March 17, 2018
MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - A slew of big names in music are about to descend on Miami Gardens to delight concertgoers during the 2018 Jazz in the Gardens this weekend. The event, which is celebrating its 13th year, kicked off with a party at Hard Rock ...
I’m Seeing Anita Baker, Y’all, and You Can, Too, at Jazz in the Gardens This Weekend
  –  March 16, 2018
When someone asks you to attend a concert featuring Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, Fantasia, Smokey Robinson and more, what do you do? You graciously accept the invite! And that is the story of how The Root became a media sponsor for the 13th annual Jazz in the ...
The War on Drugs, Chaka Khan and Courtney Barnett join the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup
  –  March 6, 2018
After putting in a marathon two-hour lineup-announcement session last week, local painter Shelby Rodeffer got her brush back out this morning to paint some new names on the Pitchfork Music Festival mural outside of the Violet Hour in Wicker Park.
Courtney Barnett, Chaka Khan, The War on Drugs, More Join Pitchfork Fest 2018 Lineup
  –  March 6, 2018
Earl Sweatshirt, Big Thief, Moses Sumney, Mount Kimbie, and others set to play at Chicago’s Union Park in July Courtney Barnett (Photo by Ian Laidlaw); The War on Drugs (Photo by Shawn Brackbill); Chaka Khan (Photo by Timothy Fielding) The Pitchfork ...
The War On Drugs, Chaka Khan lead the second wave of Pitchfork Fest acts
  –  March 6, 2018
The War On Drugs plays the festival’s Paris incarnation in 2014. Photo: Burak Cingi (Getty Images) Exactly one week after announcing an initial wave of acts led by Tame Impala, Raphael Saadiq, and DRAM, Pitchfork has announced a second wave of artists ...
Karriem Riggins Talks August Greene, J Dilla, And Wanting To Form A Supergroup With D'Angelo And Chaka Khan [Interview]
  –  February 28, 2018
The three have all worked together prior to forming August Greene, but the group finds the three creating a full-length album together, which drops March 9. The first singles from the self-titled album — a cover of the Sounds of Blackness ...
Okeechobee Music Festival 2018 adds the Roots, Chaka Khan, Joey Bada$$
  –  January 26, 2018
The 2018 Okeechobee Music Festival has added the Roots, Chaka Khan and Joey Bada$$ to the lineup for its late-night PoWoW event when the camping carnival returns to Sunshine Grove March 1-4. The PoWoW concert, a night of collaboration and cross-pollination ...
Snoop Dogg and The Roots to Lead Okeechobee’s PoWow! Superjam with Chaka Khan, Trombone Shorty and More
  –  January 26, 2018
Florida’s Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival has revealed the details of its annual PoWow! superjam, which will be led by hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg when the festival returns to Okeechobee, FL, March 1–4. Snoop will be joined by new festival addition The ...
Chaka Khan, Eli Young Band to perform at this year's Cherry Blossom Street Party
  –  January 11, 2018
The Cherry Blossom Festival announced this year's Street Party headliners on Thursday at the Hargray Capitol Theatre. Charles Davis with 100.9 The Creek made an appearance during the meeting stating that the Eli Young Band and Chaka Khan will make ...


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