Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan

Real Name:
Carole Yvette Marie Stevens
Profile:
Born 23rd March 1953, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Illinois, U.S.A., Chaka Khan was raised on Chicago's South Side, and at the age of 11 formed her first group, the Crystalettes. While still in high school, she joined the Afro-Arts Theater, a group which toured with Motown great Mary Wells; a few years later, she adopted the African name Chaka Khan while working on the Black Panthers' breakfast program. After quitting high school in 1969, Khan joined the group Lyfe, soon exiting to join another dance band, the Babysitters; neither was on the fast track to success, but her fortunes changed when she teamed with ex-American Breed member Kevin Murphy and Andre Fisher to form Rufus.
Debuting in 1973 with a self-titled effort on the ABC label, Rufus was among the preeminent funk groups of the decade; distinguished by Khan's dynamic vocals, the group earned half a dozen gold or platinum albums before she went solo in 1978.
Chaka began her solo career with the hit, "I’m Every Woman," a tune written especially for her by the songwriting team of Ashford & Simpson. Since then, Chaka has recorded nine albums and been honored with five Grammy Awards. Her solo hits include "What Cha Gonna Do For Me?" "Clouds," "Papillion," "I Feel For You," and "Through The Fire."
Sister of Yvonne Stevens Taka Boom.
Sites:
Aliases:
In Groups:
Variations:

Chaka Khan Discography

Albums

802 2809 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan - Rags To Rufus (Album) ABC Records 802 2809 US 1974 Sell This Version
BSK-3245, 1057 Chaka Khan Chaka (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Tattoo Records (2) BSK-3245, 1057 Turkey 1978 Sell This Version
K 56713 Chaka Khan Naughty (Album) Warner Bros. Records K 56713 UK 1980 Sell This Version
BSK 3526 Chaka Khan What Cha' Gonna Do For Me (Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3526 US 1981 Sell This Version
208039 Chaka Khan | Freddie Hubbard | Joe Henderson | Chick Corea | Stanley Clarke | Lenny White Chaka Khan | Freddie Hubbard | Joe Henderson | Chick Corea | Stanley Clarke | Lenny White - Echoes Of An Era (Album) Elektra 208039 Argentina 1982 Sell This Version
92-37291 Chaka Khan Chaka Khan (Album) Warner Bros. Records 92-37291 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
25162-4 Chaka Khan I Feel For You (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 25162-4 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
P-6248 Chaka Khan Perfect Fit (MiniAlbum, Comp) Warner Bros. Records P-6248 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
925 425-1 Chaka Khan Destiny (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 925 425-1 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
7599-25707-2 Chaka Khan CK (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 7599-25707-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
LIP 89001 1 Frank Nimsgern Featuring Chaka Khan & Billy Cobham Frank Nimsgern Featuring Chaka Khan & Billy Cobham - Frank Nimsgern Featuring Chaka Khan & Billy Cobham (Album) Lipstick Records (3) LIP 89001 1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
9 26296-4, W0181-2 Chaka Khan The Woman I Am (Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 26296-4, W0181-2 Indonesia 1992 Sell This Version
74321 62183 2 Chaka Khan Come 2 My House (Album) NPG Records 74321 62183 2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
06076-87524-2 Chaka Khan Featuring The London Symphony Orchestra Chaka Khan Featuring The London Symphony Orchestra - Classikhan (Album) AGU, Earthsong Records, Sanctuary Urban 06076-87524-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
8869 717632-2 Chaka Khan Funk This (Album) Burgundy Records 8869 717632-2 Argentina 2007 Sell This Version
none Chaka Khan Soul Diva Chaka Live(13xFile, FLAC) Sandrew Metronome none US 2015

Singles & EPs

2C 004-96 068 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan - You Got The Love(7", Single) ABC Records 2C 004-96 068 France 1974 Sell This Version
WBS 8740 Chaka Khan Life Is A Dance / Some Love (Single) Warner Bros. Records WBS 8740 US 1978 Sell This Version
WB 17269, WB. 17.269. Chaka Khan I'm Every Woman (Single) Warner Bros. Records WB 17269, WB. 17.269. Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
21.000 Chic / Chaka Khan Chic / Chaka Khan - Le Freak / I'm Every Woman(12", Promo) WEA 21.000 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
11 810 AT, 11810 AT Blood, Sweat & Tears* Featuring Chaka Khan Blood, Sweat & Tears* Featuring Chaka Khan - Dreaming As One(7", Single) ABC Records, Ariola Benelux B.V. 11 810 AT, 11810 AT Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
PROMO 077 Chaka Khan / Eddie Rabbitt Chaka Khan / Eddie Rabbitt - I'm Every Woman / Every Which Way But Loose (7", Jukebox) Warner Bros. Records, Elektra PROMO 077 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
WBS49571 Chaka Khan Get Ready, Get Set / So Naughty (Single) Warner Bros. Records WBS49571 US 1980 Sell This Version
WEA17617 Chaka Khan Clouds (Single) Warner Bros. Records WEA17617 France 1980 Sell This Version
WBS 49256 Chaka Khan Papillon (aka Hot Butterfly) / Too Much Love Warner Bros. Records WBS 49256 US 1980 Sell This Version