Chaka Khan - Original Album Series (2010 EU issue 5-CD album set comprising of the best selling and critically acclaimed album releases 'Chaka', 'Chaka Khan', 'I Feel For You', 'Naughty' and 'What Cha' Gonna Do For Me?'; each album is housed in a Mini LP-style card picture sleeve with the complete set presented in a sealed card slipcase).
Chaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stevens; March 23, 1953), frequently known as the "Queen of Funk", is a 10-time Grammy Award winning American singer-songwriter who gained fame in the 1970s as the frontwoman and focal point of the funk band Rufus. While still a member of the group in 1978, Khan embarked on a successful solo career. Her signature hits, both with Rufus and as a solo performer, include "Tell Me Something Good", "Sweet Thing" which she wrote for her then husband Richard Holland, "Ain't Nobody", "I'm Every Woman", "I Feel for You" and "Through the Fire".
is a compilation album of recordings by American R&B/funk singer released on the label in Japan in 1999. As the title suggests the compilation mainly focuses on the dancefloor friendly part of 's repertoire from the late 70s to mid 80s, including classic single cuts like , , , "Clouds", as well as album tracks like and .
Soul diva Chaka Khan is joined on stage in Japan by special guests including Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette and Christian McBride.
Recorded lie at Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo on August 24th 2003, this DVD is a must for all Chaka Khan fans! R&B singer Chaka Khan enjoyed solo success as well as popularity as a member of the group Rufus. Born Yvette Marie Stevens in Great Lakes, IL, on March 23, 1953, she was raised on Chicago's South Side, and at the age of 11 formed her first group, the Crystalettes.
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and Rufus & Chaka Khan. It doesn't really matter what name is used because the result is the same: solid grooves, arresting melodies, and the overwhelming vocals of Chaka Khan. This album spawned a Top Five Billboard R&B hit with "Stay," a song with a moderate tempo and a very humble beginning that bows to an explosive plea from Khan. It reached number three on the charts after 18 weeks. "Blue Love" has that seesaw rhythm that swings from midtempo to uptempo but is controlled by Khan's delivery. It slipped into the Top 40 at number 34 in a short nine weeks. This project could have easily supported additional releases with songs like the engaging "Stranger to Love," the jazzy "Destiny," and "Best of Your Heart."
One of the most talented bands of the '70s, Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan is the groups' fourth release in close to three years. Although this effort doesn't have the epiphanies of 1974's Rufusized, Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan has them becoming more established as one of the best bands in R&B and pop. The first track, Gavin Christopher's "Fool's Paradise" displays Khan's skill at screaming notes and making complex ideas sound simple, and vice versa.