Chaka Khan is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and activist. She is a 10 time Grammy award-winning music artist with an estimated 70 million records sold globally. As of January 2020, Chaka’s career as a singer and songwriter has spanned over 5 decades since she joined the funk band, Rufus, in 1970. With time, she has also amassed a huge fan base with more than 2 million followers on Facebook, more than 600k followers on Instagram, and more than 800k followers on Twitter.
Los Angeles, California, United States
She is represented by George Fuller and ICM Partners.
R&B/Soul, Funk, Jazz, Dance, Rock, Gospel
She has released her music with ABC Records, Warner Bros., Reprise, MCA, NPG
and Burgundy in the past.
Boyfriend / Spouse
Chaka’s name has been linked with –
- Ledisi Young
- Maurice White
- Hassan Khan (1970-1971)
- Rahsaan Morris – They have a daughter named Milini.
- Richard Holland (1976-1980) – They have a son named Damien Holland.
- Doug Rasheed (2001-Present)
- Frizzy long hair
- Straight eyebrows
- Round face
Chaka Khan Favorite Things
- Song – Everlasting Love from the album Ask Rufus (1977)
Chaka Khan Facts
- She was brought up in the area of Hyde Park.
- Chaka once stated that her father was a beatnik and her mother had the ability to do just about anything.
- Her sister Yvonne and brother Mark are both successful musicians.
- Growing up, she was taught Catholic beliefs.
- She credits her grandmother to be the person who influenced her passion for music and introduced Chaka to jazz.
- During her teenage years, Chaka developed an interest for rhythm and blues and soon enough formed a girl band called the Crystalettes alongside her sister Yvonne.
- She strongly supported the Black Panther Party from 1967 to 1969.
- She got her name “Chaka Adunne Aduffe Hodarhi Karifi” from a Yoruba baba when she was 13 years old.
- After dropping out of high school, Chaka performed with musician and singer Cash McCall and his group Lyfe.
- She had been abusing the use of cocaine and heroin in the past.
- Chaka was diagnosed with high blood pressure and Type-2 diabetes in the past.
- She is a vegan.
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Facts of Yvette Marie Stevens
- Gender Female
- full nameYvette Marie Stevens
- middle nameMarie
- nicknamesChaka Adunne Aduffe Yemoja Hodarhi Karifi Khan, The Queen of Funk
- birthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States
- Date of Birth March 23, 1953
- Age 68 years 8 months
- Horoscope Aries
- Lucky Number 8
- Lucky Stone Diamond
- Lucky Color Red
- Best Match for Marriage Leo
- ethnicity / ethnic backgroundAfrican-American
- net worth$30 million
- professionSinger, Songwriter, Actress, Author, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Activist
- weight98 kg or 216 lbs
- height5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
- hair colorDark Brown
- eye colorDark Brown
- body type / buildLarge
- high schoolCalumet High School
- motherSandra Coleman
- fatherCharles Stevens
- brothersMark Stevens
- sistersYvonne , Zaheva Stevens, Tammy McCrary
- favorite songsEverlasting Love from the album Ask Rufus (1977)