An international music icon and an American institution, the ten-time GRAMMY® Award winner has influenced generations of artists. Chaka Khan has the rare ability to sing in seven music genres, including R&B/Blues/hip hop, pop, rock, gospel, country, world music and classical. She is a writer, producer, actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur and activist. Chaka has released 22 albums and racked up ten #1 Billboard magazine charted songs, seven RIAA certified gold singles and ten RIAA certified gold and platinum albums.
Chaka’s recorded music has produced over 2,000 catalogue song placements. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her extraordinary achievements in music. In June, 2012, she will be inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. In 2011, she was honored for her legendary career with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. During the same year, Chaka was honored with the United Negro College Fund’s An Evening of Stars Tribute.
Chaka also received the BET Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), the Soul Train Legend Award (2009), the World Music Award Lifetime Achievement Award (2003), and the GRAMMY® Honors Award (2006). In 2004, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA. Chaka’s autobiography, Through the Fire, was published by Rodale Books in 2003 and is
currently being adapted into a screenplay. In 1999, she established the Chaka Khan Foundation, which assists women and children at risk through empowerment, education and exposure. In July, 2012, Chaka will receive the McDonald Corporation’s 365Black Award, honoring her for
her leadership of the Chaka Khan Foundation. Next year, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of
Chaka’s career in music and entertainment.
Chaka Khan is available for corporate events, private shows, milestone celebrations (birthday, anniversary), fundraisers, festivals, and more.