Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1953, Chaka Khan is a Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter who was also known as “The Queen of Funk Soul.” Getting an early start to her career, Chaka Khan formed her first group, the Crystalettes, at the age of eleven. Before beginning her solo career, Khan established herself as an artist as the featured vocalist in the band Rufus that produced the hit songs, “Tell Me Something Good,” “Everlasting Love,” and “Stay”. During her solo career she was best known for her hit singles, “I’m Every Woman,” “Ain’t Nobody,” “Through the Fire.”

Her success as an artist today is still very much in tact, having released “Funk This” in 2007 that sold over 35,000 copies in its first week of release. In early 2006, she signed with Sony BMG’s new label Burundy Records, and she was named the roll of Sofia on Broadway’s show, “The Color Purple,” that opened in early 2008.

Chaka Khan to replace Etta James at Newport jazz festival
Chaka Khan with the George Duke Trio has replaced Etta James as the headline act at George Wein’s Jazz Festival 55 on August 7 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino in Newport, RI. James has cancelled her run of August appearances due to illness.... Read more

Chaka Khan: Funk This

Chaka Khan September 27, 2007 0

By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner Chaka Khan this week released her first album of new studio music in over 10 years, and the musical legend will embark on a new tour Sunday, Sept. 30 in Los Angeles in support of the new album, called “Funk This.” The CD... Read more