|Genres:||Disco Funk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtrack Vocals|
|Tags:||soul funk female vocalists 80s rnb|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Artist Compilations:||Chaka Khan (feat. Me'shell Ndegeocello) Peter Cetera & Chaka Khan|
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Yvette Marie Stevens, 23 March 1953, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Illinois, USA. Having sung with several Chicago club bands, including Lyfe, Lock And Chains and Baby Huey And The Babysitters, Chaka Khan became acquainted with Ask Rufus, a group formed from the remnants of hit group the American Breed. When Khan replaced original singer Paulette McWilliams, the line-up truncated its name to Rufus and as such released a succession of superior funk singles. Khans stylish voice was the groups obvious attraction and in 1978 she began recording as a solo act. Im Every Woman topped the US R&B chart that year while subsequent releases, What Cha Gonna Do For Me (1981) and Got To Be There (1982), consolidated this position. However, a 1984 release, I Feel For You, established the singer as an international act when it reached number 3 in the USA and number 1 in the UK pop charts. This...