Chaka Khan

Real Name:
Yvette Marie Stevens
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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 Affro-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-The American Breed members Kevin Murphy (2) and Andre Fischer (2) to form Rufus.
Debuting in 1973 with a self-titled effort on the ABC Records 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 aka Taka Boom and Taka Kahn.
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Albums

TC-ABCL 5063 Chaka Khan - Rufusized album art Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan - Rufusized(Cass, Album) ABC Records TC-ABCL 5063 UK 1974 Sell This Version
BAN 16471 Chaka Khan - Rags To Rufus album art Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan - Rags To Rufus (Album) ABC Records BAN 16471 Israel 1974 Sell This Version
P-10610W Chaka Khan - Chaka album art Chaka Khan Chaka (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Tattoo Records (2) P-10610W Japan 1978 Sell This Version
BSK 3385 Chaka Khan - Naughty album art Chaka Khan Naughty (Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3385 US 1980 Sell This Version
HS 3526 Chaka Khan - What Cha' Gonna Do For Me album art Chaka Khan What Cha' Gonna Do For Me (Album) Warner Bros. Records HS 3526 Panama 1981 Sell This Version
S 90.582 Chaka Khan - Echoes Of An Era album art Chaka Khan / Joe Henderson / Chick Corea / Stanley Clarke / Lenny White / Freddie Hubbard Chaka Khan / Joe Henderson / Chick Corea / Stanley Clarke / Lenny White / Freddie Hubbard - Echoes Of An Era (Album) Elektra S 90.582 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
9-23729-4, 4-23729 Chaka Khan - Chaka Khan album art Chaka Khan Chaka Khan (Album) Warner Bros. Records 9-23729-4, 4-23729 US 1982 Sell This Version
925 162-1 Chaka Khan - I Feel For You album art Chaka Khan I Feel For You (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 925 162-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
25425-4 Chaka Khan - Destiny album art Chaka Khan Destiny (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 25425-4 Turkey 1986 Sell This Version
7599-25707-2 Chaka Khan - CK album art Chaka Khan CK (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 7599-25707-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
ZWBD 11633 Chaka Khan - Life Is A Dance - The Remix Project album art Chaka Khan Life Is A Dance - The Remix Project (Comp, Album) Warner Bros. Records ZWBD 11633 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
LIP-589001 Chaka Khan - Frank Nimsgern Featuring Chaka Khan & Billy Cobham album art 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-589001 Indonesia 1991 Sell This Version
9 26296-4, W0181-2 Chaka Khan - The Woman I Am album art 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 art Chaka Khan = 夏卡康* Chaka Khan = 夏卡康* - Come 2 My House (Album) NPG Records 74321 62183 2 Taiwan 1998 Sell This Version
CHAKA1 Chaka Khan - Come 2 My House (Limited LP Sampler) album art Chaka Khan Come 2 My House (Limited LP Sampler)(LP, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Word Of Mouth, Arista CHAKA1 UK 1998 Sell This Version
VICP-62901 Chaka Khan - Classikhan album art Chaka Khan Featuring The London Symphony Orchestra Chaka Khan Featuring The London Symphony Orchestra - Classikhan (Album) AGU, Earthsong Records, Sanctuary Urban VICP-62901 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
8869 717632-2 Chaka Khan - Funk This album art Chaka Khan Funk This (Album) Burgundy Records 8869 717632-2 Argentina 2007 Sell This Version
none Chaka Khan - The Soul Of Chaka Khan - One Hour Radio Special album art Chaka Khan The Soul Of Chaka Khan - One Hour Radio Special(CD, Promo) Sony BMG Music Entertainment none US 2007 Sell This Version
SLT 1005 Chaka Khan - Drum N Voice Vol. 3 album art Billy Cobham Feat: Chaka Khan, Gino Vannelli, John Scofield, Alex Acuna*, George Duke, Bob Mintzer, Brian Auger, Novecento Billy Cobham Feat: Chaka Khan, Gino Vannelli, John Scofield, Alex Acuna*, George Duke, Bob Mintzer, Brian Auger, Novecento - Drum N Voice Vol. 3(CD, Album) Soul Trade SLT 1005 Italy 2010 Sell This Version
7729451 Chaka Khan - Hello Happiness album art Chaka Khan Hello Happiness (Album) Island Records, Diary Records, iKhan Sounds 7729451 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
538557302 Chaka Khan - Homecoming album art Chaka Khan Homecoming (Album) BMG 538557302 US 2020 Sell This Version
88697 09022 2 Chaka Khan - Funk This album art Chaka Khan Funk This(CD, Album, Mis) Burgundy Records 88697 09022 2 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

2C 004-96 068 Chaka Khan - You Got The Love album art 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
49 341 Chaka Khan - Dreaming As One album art Blood, Sweat & Tears* Featuring Chaka Khan Blood, Sweat & Tears* Featuring Chaka Khan - Dreaming As One (Single) ABC Records 49 341 France 1977 Sell This Version
SP-27.018 Chaka Khan - Blue Love album art Rufus, Chaka Khan Rufus, Chaka Khan - Blue Love(7") ABC Records SP-27.018 Portugal 1978 Sell This Version