Chaka Khan

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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 / Taka Kahn.
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Albums

BAN 16471 Rags To Rufus — Chaka Khan Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan - Rags To Rufus (Album) ABC Records BAN 16471 Israel 1974 Sell This Version
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M8 3245 Chaka — Chaka Khan Chaka Khan Chaka (Album, Comp) Warner Bros. Records, Tattoo Records (2) M8 3245 US 1978 Sell This Version
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BSK 3385 Naughty — Chaka Khan Chaka Khan Naughty (Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3385 US 1980 Sell This Version
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HS 3526 What Cha' Gonna Do For Me — Chaka Khan Chaka Khan What Cha' Gonna Do For Me (Album) Warner Bros. Records HS 3526 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
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S 90.582 Echoes Of An Era — Chaka Khan 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
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9-23729-4, 4-23729 Chaka Khan — Chaka Khan Chaka Khan Chaka Khan (Album) Warner Bros. Records 9-23729-4, 4-23729 US 1982 Sell This Version
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925 162-1 I Feel For You — Chaka Khan Chaka Khan I Feel For You (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 925 162-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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BC 85-22 Budweiser Concert Hour — Chaka Khan Chaka Khan Budweiser Concert Hour(LP, Transcription) Budweiser Concert Hour BC 85-22 US 1985 Sell This Version
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PKG-3172 Destiny — Chaka Khan Chaka Khan Destiny (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records PKG-3172 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
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7599-25707-2 CK — Chaka Khan Chaka Khan CK (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 7599-25707-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
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ZWBD 11633 Life Is A Dance - The Remix Project — Chaka Khan Chaka Khan Life Is A Dance - The Remix Project (Comp, Album) Warner Bros. Records ZWBD 11633 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
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LIP-589001 Frank Nimsgern Featuring Chaka Khan & Billy Cobham — Chaka Khan 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
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9 26296-4, W0181-2 The Woman I Am — Chaka Khan Chaka Khan The Woman I Am (Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 26296-4, W0181-2 Indonesia 1992 Sell This Version
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74321 62183 2 Come 2 My House — Chaka Khan 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
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VICP-62901 Classikhan — Chaka Khan 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
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8869 717632-2 Funk This — Chaka Khan Chaka Khan Funk This (Album) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Burgundy Records 8869 717632-2 Argentina 2007 Sell This Version
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none The Soul Of Chaka Khan - One Hour Radio Special — Chaka Khan Chaka Khan The Soul Of Chaka Khan - One Hour Radio Special(CDr, Promo) Sony BMG Music Entertainment none US 2007 Sell This Version
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BHM2001-2 All The Hits Live — Chaka Khan Chaka Khan All The Hits Live (Album) BHM Productions BHM2001-2 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
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SLT 1005 Drum N Voice Vol. 3 — Chaka Khan 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
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7729451 Hello Happiness — Chaka Khan Chaka Khan Hello Happiness (Album) Island Records, Diary Records, iKhan Sounds 7729451 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
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538557302 Homecoming — Chaka Khan Chaka Khan Homecoming (Album) BMG 538557302 US 2020 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

2C 004-96068, 2C 004-96.068 You Got The Love — Chaka Khan Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan - You Got The Love(7", Single) ABC Records, ABC Records 2C 004-96068, 2C 004-96.068 France 1974 Sell This Version
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49 341 Dreaming As One — Chaka Khan 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
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SP-27.018 Blue Love — Chaka Khan Rufus, Chaka Khan Rufus, Chaka Khan - Blue Love(7") ABC Records SP-27.018 Portugal 1978 Sell This Version
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K 17269 I'm Every Woman — Chaka Khan Chaka Khan I'm Every Woman (Single) Warner Bros. Records K 17269 UK 1978 Sell This Version

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Myke_B

Myke_B

May 6, 2022
edited 3 months ago
Chaka is one of the funkiest women of the universe, alongside with Gwen McCrae, Patrice Rushen and Betty Davis. Listen to her Naughty album, and just dare to say she's not.
iljin1

iljin1

April 3, 2013
I just love this woman. Don't forget her time with Rufus wich produced some very cool albums like Masterjam.

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