Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan is the stage name of American singer Yvette Marie Stevens.Khan first came to the attention of the music world as the singer of the funk band Rufus in the mid-1970s and with the help of Stevie Wonder, broke into both the pop and R&B charts in 1974 with the hit "Tell Me Something Good". Throughout the 1970's and early 1980's, the band had a number of R&B hits including "Ain't Nobody", "Masterjam", "Sweet Thing", "Do You Love What You Feel?", and "Everlasting Love". In 1978, launched her smash hit: "I'm Every Woman". A few years later, Khan released her hip-hop based hit, "I Feel for You", written by Prince, which launched her recording career back into full gear.
Khan's career has been gratifying in terms of record sales, but she continues to record and expand musically. Her legacy as a soul icon is indisputable.In September 2004 her 25 year old son Damien Patrick Holland was arrested on charges of murder in the first degree.On December 3, 2004, she received an honorary doctorate degree from Berklee College of Music.

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