Chaka Khan Biography (Wikipedia)
Yvette Marie Stevens (born March 23, 1953), better known by her stage name Chaka Khan, is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Her career has spanned nearly five decades, beginning in the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the funk band Rufus. Khan received public attention for her vocals and image. 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. Khan has won ten Grammys and has sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide.
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, Chicago, and Mary J. Blige, among others. In December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 65th most successful dance artist of all time. She was ranked at number 17 in VH1's original list of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll. She has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; she was first nominated as member of Rufus in 2011.
- Play along with 'Shakka or Chaka Khan?'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04fyy9x.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04fyy9x.jpg2016-11-12T13:52:00.000ZShakka co-host and plays 'Shakka or Chaka Khan?'https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04g31m2
Play along with 'Shakka or Chaka Khan?'
- The Funk & Soul Years - 1984https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02tmyh4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02tmyh4.jpg2015-06-13T18:30:00.000ZCraig takes you back to 1984 in the Funk & Soul Years, with news and tunes from Chaka Khan, The Time, and Womack and Womack.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02tmyhb
The Funk & Soul Years - 1984
- The Funk & Soul Years - 1983https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02t49h8.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02t49h8.jpg2015-06-07T09:35:00.000ZCraig takes you back to 1983 in the Funk & Soul Years, with news and tracks from Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel, Mary Jane Girls and Rufus & Chaka Khan.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02t49hr
The Funk & Soul Years - 1983
Chaka Khan Tracks